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Last Updated: 6/30/11

CIP's Interns


The Center for International Policy would like to thank our current summer 2011 interns for their
dedication and work, which has greatly contributed to making CIP's day-to-day operations a success.

Fiorella

Cuba / Executive Assisant Fiorella Mejia
Fiorella graduated from Brown University in 2010 with a degree in International Relations, specifically in Political Economy and Development. She focused her regional studies on Lusophone Africa and Cuba. In her junior year, she studied abroad in Havana at Casa de las Américas, and she had the opportunity to travel throughout the country. She is very interested in the socioeconomic and cultural changes that occurred in Cuba during and after the 'Special Period' of the 1990s. She has interned at the Los Angeles World Affairs Council and has worked at Los Angeles World Airports. At CIP, she is excited to learn more about Cuba and general international policy. For fun, she loves to read and travel.


Claire

Latin America Security Claire McCleskey
Claire is a rising senior at the Edmund A Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She is majoring in International Politics with a concentration in Security Studies. During fall of her junior year she studied abroad at Pontificia Católica Universidad del Perú in Lima. Her personal research and interest lies in US training of foreign police, counterinsurgency strategies, counternarcotics, and US-Latin American relations. She previously taught English as a second language and volunteered as a Spanish interpreter at a public hospital and at public schools in her native Atlanta. She is also studying Mandarin Chinese and will begin Portuguese this fall. She hopes to pursue graduate studies in Security Studies and to return to Latin America soon.

 


Esha

Common Defense Campaign Esha Mufti
Esha is a recent graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where she earned a degree in International and Area Studies and minors in International Security Studies and Spanish. During the summer after her Junior year, she studied abroad at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, where she studied the politics of the modern Near East from a regional perspective. She is very interested in the socio-economics and politics of South Asia and the Near East. She speaks Urdu, Kashmiri, Spanish and enough Turkish to barely survive. She hopes to pursue graduate studies in public policy and a career in foreign policy. She loves to travel, try exotic foods, and learn at least a smidgen of the local languages.


Teddy

Social Media, Operations, and Communications Teddy Woodhouse
Teddy is a rising junior at the University of St Andrews, where he studies International Relations.  During his most recent semester, he was a research intern with the Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics, based at the University of St Andrews, submitting a paper on Christian influence on contemporary Western foreign policy.  Outside of his studies, Teddy attends evening language classes on Mandarin Chinese and competes with the St Andrews University Lifesaving Club.  In his spare time, Teddy enjoys going to the movies, swimming, traveling, and playing games of Scrabble.


Edward

Afghanistan Study Group Edward Kenney
A graduate of Wesleyan University (BA) and Johns Hopkins SAIS (MA), Edward has spent the last two years researching U.S. foreign policy and counter-insurgency in regions as diverse as El Salvador and the Philippines. In May he completed a Masters of international relations with a concentration in economics and Latin American Studies. He has worked throughout Latin America, most recently in Mexico as an economic analyst for the IDB. In 2004, he advised presidential candidate Mel Zelaya in his successful bid to become president of Honduras. At CIP, Edward will continue to work on national security issues, assisting the Afghanistan Study Groupís attempts to positively change U.S. foreign policy. Edward is an avid traveler who speaks four languages. He loves the outdoors and recently completed several mountain ascents in the Cordillera Blanca (Peru) and the Serra dos Orgaos (Brazil). He is also an aspiring jazz musician (clarinet/piano).



Alyssa

National Security / Fundraising & Development Alyssa Warren
Alyssa is a rising senior at the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She is majoring in Science, Technology, and International Affairs with a concentration in Security Studies. During the fall of her junior year, she spent a semester abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark studying human rights and war crimes from a European perspective of international law. Alyssa is particularly interested in the role of technology can play in conflict prevention and resolution. Outside of her studies, Alyssa teaches a global issues class for 8th graders at a local public school and enjoys reading, cooking, and hiking. While she is open-minded about future career plans, she is considering pursuing graduate studies in security studies and conflict resolution.


Mary

Afghanistan Study Group Mary Patterson
Mary is a recent graduate of DePaul University where she studied Political Science with concentrations in Middle East Politics and Islamic World Studies. Her research focused on the role and ramifications of US policy in Central Asia and the Middle East. She participated in an international business seminar in India with DePaul University during the summer of 2009, where she visited Indian businesses and examined a variety of business models. Her past experience includes an internship with former Senator Barack Obama and campaign work for Senator Claire McCaskill. She speaks Spanish and studied Arabic her senior year of college. In her free time, Mary enjoys running, watching the Colbert Report, and exploring DC. Mary is law school bound in the fall.


Murphy

Americas Program Murphy Woodhouse
Murphy is a proud 2008 graduate of the University of Montanaís School of Journalism and an even prouder Idahoan. Before joining the Americas Program, he spent three years fighting wildfire with the Snake River Hotshots and travelling the states, Mexico and Guatemala in the off-season. His work has appeared in the Missoulian, the Helena Independent Record, the Santiago Times, and Counterpunch. As Americas Program intern, his responsibilities include editing, posting, translating and promoting articles; writing and researching stories; and pretty much anything else that comes up. He will be starting the University of Arizonaís Latin American Studies Masterís Program in the fall.


PAST INTERNS
Thanks for all of your hard work!

Spring 2011

Asia
Esha Mufti
University of Oklahoma

Latin America Security
Erin Shea
University of Rhode Island

Social Media, Communications and Operations
Montana Mathieu

Georgetown University

Americas Program
Murphy Woodhouse
University of Montana
National Security / Fundraising & Development / Afghanistan
Edward Kenney

SAIS, Johns Hopkins University
National Security / Fundraising & Development
Brooke Padgett
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Cuba/ Executive Assistant to the President
Jaclyn Humphrey
Syracuse University
 

 

 


Fall 2010

Asia
Michelle Trone
Emory University

Latin America Security
Allison Gilchrist
Syracuse University

Social Media, Communications and Operations
Scott Schaffer

Indiana University

Asia
John Cavanagh
Colgate University
Latin America Security
Johannes Schmidt

George Washington University
National Security / Fundraising & Development
Grant Potter
American University
Cuba/ Executive Assistant to the President
Emily Rogers
American University
National Security/ Afghanistan
Edward Kenney

SAIS, Johns Hopkins University

 


Summer 2010

Asia
Janeen Madan
Vassar College

Cuba/ Executive Assistant to the President
Meghan Vail
UT Austin

Common Defense Campaign
Lauren Lefebrve

Johns Hopkins University

Latin America Security
Sarah Kinosian

University of Pennsylvania
Asia
Riya Khilnani
Yale

National Security / Fundraising & Development
Tess Strumwasser
Smith College


Spring 2010

Asia
Mary Longenbaker
University of Notre Dame

Cuba/ Executive Assistant to the President
Amanda Sewell
American University

Fundraising and Development/ National Security
Lauren Lefebrve

Johns Hopkins University

Latin America Security
Cristina Salas

Universidad Catolica Andres Bello
 

 

CIPinterns


Fall 2009

Asia
Jessica Cho
George Washington University

Central America / Cuba
Ted Carroll
Loyola University Chicago/ Coe College

Fundraising and Development/ National Security
Michelle Gulino

Johns Hopkins University

Joint Demilitarization Campaign
Rebecca Wage
UC Santa Cruz
Global Financial Integrity
Doyle Galvin

Naval Academy

Global Financial Integrity
Nicole Barrett

George Washington University

Latin America Security
Hannah Brodlie

Oberlin College
   


Summer 2009

Asia
Helen Zhang
University of Michigan

Avoided Deforestation Partners
Andrew Mayersonh

Yale University

Avoided Deforestation Partners
Marika O'Connor Grant

Maret School

Central America / Cuba
Michael Anthony
American University
Colombia
Cynthia Arevalo

Texas Christian University

Fundraising and Development/National Security
Carolyn Wright

American University

Joint Demilitarization Campaign
Rebecca Wage
UC Santa Cruz
Global Financial Integrity
Rachel Brown

Tufts University
Global Financial Integrity
David Chalude

Tufts University
Global Financial Integrity
Lauren Citrome
Tufts University
Global Financial Integrity
Padden Muhphy

Tufts University
 


Spring 2009

Asia
Elyssa Gage
Pepperdine University
Central America / Cuba
Kate Jordan
Amherst College

Colombia
Matthew McClellan

Amherst College

Colombia
Stacy Ulmer
Gettysburg College
Cuba
Jonathan Keyser

Suffolk University

Fundraising and Development/National Security
Courtney Chatterson

Pepperdine University

Global Financial Integrity
Catherine Donlevie
Hamilton College
Global Financial Integrity
Sirisack Siriphanh

SUNY Cortland

 

Fall 2008

Asia
Seher Syed
Hobbart and William Smith Colleges
Central America / Cuba
Maricelle Leon
University of Pittsburgh

Colombia
Anthony Dest

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Fundraising & Development/
National Security

Velislava Petkova
Johns Hopkins University
Fundraising & Development
Ellyn Yakowenko

American University

Global Financial Integrity
Anish Savani

Georgetown University

Global Financial Integrity
Lauren Kienzle
George Washington University
Global Financial Integrity
Mark Bulmer

McGill University
Global Financial Integrity
Devon Cartright-Smith (research associate)

Georgetown University


 

Summer 2008

Asia
Abigail Cohen
University of Richmond
Central America
Tessa Vinson
College of William and Mary

Colombia
Stephanie DiBello

Beloit College

Cuba
Eva Silkwood
Baylor University
Fundraising & Development/
National Security

Aaron Shapiro
Washington University in St. Louis

Fundraising & Development
Aya Sakaguchi

Bowdoin College

Global Financial Integrity
Rachel Goodermote
Bates College
Global Financial Integrity
Janak Upadhyay

College of Wooster
Global Financial Integrity
Rammil Mammadov (research associate)

University of Souther Maine

 

 


 

Spring 2008

Asia
Dana Buchard
Miami University
Central America
Katherine Brittain
George Washington University

Colombia
Virginia Brown

Colby College

Cuba
Kimberly Silvi
St. Mary's College
Fundraising & Development/
National Security

Vyvy Le
Notre Dame University

Fundraising & Development
Caroline McEaddy

Davidson College

Global Financial Integrity
Andrew Brooks
American University
Global Financial Integrity
Patrick Homan

American University
 




 

Fall 2007

Asia
Kimberly Misher

Brown University

Central America
Andrea Bustard

University of California, San Diego

Colombia
Paul Jurado

Oberlin Colege

Cuba
Malvina de la Canal
American University

Fundraising & Development / National Security
Megan Mcqueeney

University of California at Santa Barbara

Global Financial Integrity
Nadine Olijnk
Rider University


 

Summer 2007

Asia
Ashali Singham
Duke University
Central America
Rebecca Offensend
Claremont McKenna College

Colombia
Gareth Smail

American University

Fundraising & Development/
National Security

Anstes Agnew
Stanford University
Global Financial Integrity
HeeJin Lee

University of Iowa, College of Law

Global Financial Integrity
Monica Stich
Iowa State University

Operations and Communications
Jessica Barineau
American University
   

 

Spring 2007

Asia
Megan Miller
College of the Holy Cross

Central America
Melissa McNulty
Colby College

Colombia
Alessandra Miraglia
University of Wales

Cuba
Jennifer Schuett
Miami University of Ohio
Fundraising & Development/National Security
Alexandra Burke
University of Denver

Global Financial Integrity
Tommy Shen
Georgetown University

 

Fall 2006

Asia
Lourdes Villanueva
California State University

Central America
Revaz Ardesher
UC San Diego

Colombia
Mariam Khokhar

American University

Cuba
Vincent Parascandalo
New York University

Fundraising & Development/National Security
Danielle Swank
University of Colorado at Boulder

Global Financial Integrity

 

Summer 2006

Asia
Aaron Siirila
American University

Central America
Megan Sheehan
University of Notre Dam

Colombia
Christina Sanabria
Brown University

Cuba
Eli Shindelman
Johns Hopkins University

Fundraising & Development/
National Security

Carl Gray
University of the South (Sewanee)

Global Financial Integrity

 

 

 

Spring 2006

Asia

Central America

Colombia


Cuba


Fundraising & Development/National Security

Global Financial Integrity

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