The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Rockefeller Leadership Fellow: Shoshana Silverstein '15

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This ongoing series introduces the Rockefeller Leadership Fellows for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Rockefeller Leadership Fellows (RLF) program provides fellows with resources in leadership theories and practical skills. Selected their Junior Spring, these Seniors take part in the workshops, dinner discussions, and team-building exercises as they gain a better understanding of the qualities and responsibilities necessary for leaders and successful leadership styles. Throughout the program, fellows learn from the insight and experience of distinguished guests as well as from each other.

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Shoshana Silverstein '15, a 2011 U.S. Presidential Scholar, was homeschooled in Hyde Park, Vermont. After working to overturn a rule limiting homeschoolers’ participation on sports team at the local high school, Silverstein competed on the Varsity softball team and was the captain of the Varsity Nordic Ski team and cross-country running team. She attended the Interlochen Center for the Arts as a classical pianist, receiving the Fine Arts Award. A Government major and Public Policy minor, Silverstein is an executive editor for the Dartmouth Law Journal, a student program assistant at the Rockefeller Center where she leads VoxMasters and works in the Policy Research Shop, and a Dickey Center for International Studies War and Peace Fellow. Last winter, she interned in Washington, DC for the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Silverstein is interested in civil and human rights law and plans to pursue a J.D. and master's degree in Public Policy after graduation.

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