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

Class of 2021 First-Year Fellows

Class of 2021 First-Year Fellows

The Class of 2021 Rockefeller Center First-Year Fellows. (Photo by Seamore Zhu)

Class of 2021 First-Year Fellows, Placement Organizations & Mentors

  • Rik Abels, American Petroleum Institute with mentor Rick Ranger ’74
  • Olivia Brody-Bizar, National Science Foundation with mentor Lisa-Joy Zgorski
  • Eileen Brady, American Wind Energy Association with mentor Tom Kiernan ’81
  • Jared Cape, Office of U.S. Congresswoman Anne McLane Kuster ’78
  • Walter (Wally Joe) Cook, Voice of America with mentor John Lippman ’71   
  •  Junyang (Bill) Cui, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) with mentor Jay Matson ’91
  • Bruna Decerega, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants with mentor Jeff Kelley ’69
  • Maggie Flaherty, League of Conservation Voters (LCV) with mentor Tiernan Sittenfeld ’96   
  • Yujing (Amy) Hu, Brookings Institution with mentor Aaron Klein ’98    
  • Caterina Hyneman, Project on Government Oversight (POGO) with mentor Dani Downing ’99
  • Stephen (Stevie) Karol, World Resources Institute with mentor Sofia Faruqi ’07
  • Jolie Kemp, Truman National Security Project with mentor Michael Breen ’02  
  • Justin Kramer, National Disability Institute with mentor Michael Morris P’08 & ’14   
  • Jessica McDermott, Congressional Research Service with mentor Mary Beth Nikitin ’96 
  • Max Mickenberg, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget with mentor Cathy Solomon ’81
  • Emily Minsky, Office of U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz with mentor Kendra Isaacson ’99
  • Michael Morck II, Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand ’88 
  •  Michael Nachman, District of Columbia Superior Court with mentor Jennifer Chandler ’82 
  • Levi Roseman, U.S. Department of Education with mentor Lauren Kennedy ’02  
  • Madeleine (Maddie) Sach, Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand ’88   
  • Zoe Schwartzman, District of Columbia Superior Court with mentor Judge John M. Mott ’81  
  • Sarah Solomon, Congressional Research Service with mentor Elizabeth Rybicki ’96 
  • Harish Tekriwal, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) with mentor Nancy Bowler ’82
  • Valerie Truong, Smithsonian Institution with mentor Ed Rynne ’77   
  • Alice Zhang, Department of Energy with mentor Sarah Lennon ’90

Program Alumni

The First-Year Fellows program has been offered since 2007 starting with the Class of 2010.

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