Arturo Hill | Summer 2014 Fellow
Arturo Hill is in the middle of his senior year at Mount Vernon High School in Alexandria, VA. He enjoys learning and he excels in his US history and government classes. When he graduates from high school he’ll seek a career in computer graphics, architecture or education. As an America’s Future Workforce fellow he will work with Going Green Today.
Yarden Kakon | Summer 2014 Fellow
Yarden Kakon, a University of Florida student majoring in Political Science and minoring in Communication Studies, will spend the 2014 summer with Rialtas Public Strategies, LLC. She will conduct research, draft presentations to be used in meetings with federal agencies and clients, and prepare correspondence and other documents. In addition, she will attend Congressional hearings and seminars and prepare summaries for the Principal Director.
Danyoung Kim | Summer 2014 Fellow
Danyoung Kim, a Cornell University student majoring in Government and minoring in History and Music, will spend the summer with the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). She will perform a number of tasks, including conducting basic research on state use of value-added models to evaluate teachers, exploring district-level strategies for comprehensive approaches to education, enhancing the Broader, Bolder Approach (BBA) website through new information and materials, and supporting BBA and EPI events and presentations.
Zantrel Franklin | Spring 2014 Fellow
Zantrel Franklin attends Mount Vernon High School in Alexandria, VA, where he excels in his biology and English classes. After high school he plans to study political science and business. This is his second session with America’s Future Workforce and now he is prepared to take on new projects and tasks with Going Green Today.
Nicole Holstein | Spring 2014 Fellow
Nicole Holstein graduated from Marietta College holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies and Political Science with a minor in Spanish. She went on to pursue a Masters of Science in Environmental Science from American University. She will spend her time coordinating a grassroots campaign for Going Green Today.
Ben Keller | Spring 2014 Fellow
Ben Keller studied Computer Science at Northern Virginia Community College and holds an Associates Degree. He is now pursuing a career as a full stack web developer. He will be assisting Going Green Today and Do It For DC.
Greg Rockwell | Spring 2014 Fellow
Greg Rockwell graduated from the College of Charleston majoring in English and Philosophy. He went on to complete his graduate coursework at the University of South Carolina and earned a master’s degree in the field of social work. Rockwell will coordinate and manage different facets of the promotional and social media campaigns for Going Green Today.
Nick Kim | Winter 2014 Fellow
Nick Kim studied Economics at University of Texas at Austin. He is now pursuing a career that allows him to use his knowledge of marketing, data analysis and business development. He will be assisting America’s Future Workforce by reaching out to businesses and connecting each talented individual with the right company.
Ben Mayer | Winter 2014 Fellow
Ben Mayer is an International Trade Analyst Fellow at Cambridge Negotiation Strategies, where he focuses on Middle Eastern businesses. In the future, he hopes to work within the government as a foreign policy professional. He graduated from Boston College in 2012 with a BA in History and Philosophy.
Emily Raffensberger | Winter 2014 Fellow
Emily Raffensberger attended York College of Pennsylvania and earned a BA in Secondary English Education. She is pursing a Master’s in Professional Writing at Towson University and will graduate in May 2014.
Rayner Sullivan | Winter 2014 Fellow
Rayner Sullivan graduated from Mississippi State University in May of 2013 with a Communications degree. She is currently a graduate student at Georgetown University, majoring in Public Relations and Corporate Communications. She will be working for America’s Future Workforce to market the Rock-N-Roll Half Marathons in Chicago, New York, Virginia Beach, San Antonio and Washington D.C. Rayner will be working on social media to market the marathons in the five different cities. Rayner hopes this fellowship will help her to gain valuable experience to make her more successful in the Communications profession for years to come.
Jessica Thornes | Winter 2014 Fellow
Jessica Thornes is a recent graduate from High Point University with a degree in Strategic Communication. She’s happy to have the opportunity to work with AFW and use her college-earned skills for a greater cause. Jessica is looking forward to her time with the United States Healthful Food Council and help support their social media, PR and event planning teams.
Stephane Victorino | Winter 2014 Fellow
Stephane Victorino graduated from State University of Goias in Brazil in December of 2009 with a Business Administration Degree. She is currently a graduate student at Virginia International University, majoring Master of Science in International Relations with focus on International Business. She will be working for America’s Future Workforce to market the Smart People Podcast website. Stephane will be working on Marketing Campaigns to get more subscribers for the SPP. Stephane expects this fellowship will help her to gain valuable work experience on the Marketing field.
Elizabeth Griffin | Summer 2013 Fellow
Elizabeth Griffin is a junior at Loyola University of New Orleans majoring in Political Science. This upcoming summer she will help the Center for Student Opportunity’s program, I’m First, which supports students who are the first generation in their family to attend and graduate from college. Her responsibilities include: project support, marketing research, partner service support and development.
Madeline Guillen | Summer 2013 Fellow
Madeline Guillen is a freshman enrolled in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). She plans to major in Computer Engineering and minor in Leadership. She was placed at Jumply – a crowdfunding platform supplying women entrepreneurs with the necessary resources to launch their businesses – and will manage projects, perform research and analyze data.
Chelsea Halstead | Summer 2013 Fellow
Chelsea Halstead is a junior at University of Texas, Austin majoring in Economics and minoring in Business. She will be helping America’s Future Workforce by promoting the nonprofit, creating a network of individuals dedicated to advocating for paid internships and organizing several fundraising events in the Austin, Texas area.
Hillary Hardesty | Summer 2013 Fellow
Hillary Hardesty is a junior at Saint Xavier University in Chicago, IL will be majoring in International Studies with a focus on Latin America. This summer she will be working with America’s Future Workforce. She will be helping with marketing initiatives, fundraising programs and create written content.
Kalina Leiling | Summer 2013 Fellow
Kalina Leiling attended an undergraduate institution in Bulgaria and earned an advanced degree in Public Relations from Sofia University. This summer she was placed at a start-up business, Zero Gravity Creations, located in Baltimore, Maryland. She will help with business-to-business sales, marketing research and create website content.
Cara Gallo | Spring 2013 Fellow
Cara Gallo is a 2008 graduate of Ohio University holding degrees in Political Science and International Relations, and she took one semester of graduate classes at McCombs School of Business. She resides in Austin, TX and was not looking for work until she came across America’s Future Workforce. Her experience and expertise span across multiple disciplines and her addition to the AFW Team is welcomed because she will help AFW fulfill its marketing and development goals.
Santiago Garces | Spring 2013 Fellow
Santiago Garces is a junior at the University of Texas at Austin and is pursuing undergraduate degrees in Marketing and Economics. He worked with America’s Future Workforce to promote the benefits of the program within the local Austin community and the greater state of Texas.
Alexus Jackson | Fall 2012 Fellow
Alexus Jackson, a senior at Trinity Washington University in Washington, D.C. and is interested in a nursing career. She interned at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Chad Bonadonna | Summer 2012 Fellow
Chad Bonadonna, a Systems Engineering major at George Mason University, Bonadonna spent his summer internship designing an iPod application for the America’s Future Workforce website. While sharpening his own technological acumen, he completed the project that will also resonate positively with others involved with the nonprofit for years to come.
Jessica Church | Summer 2012 Fellow
Jessica Church, a fourth year University of Virginia student majoring in Religion and Environmental Studies, spent the 2012 summer in Washington, D.C. working at two partner organizations: the Eleison Group, a consulting firm, and the American Values Network, an affiliated faith-based nonprofit focused on public discourse.
Megan Zimpleman | Summer 2012 Fellow
Megan Zimpelman is a senior at William and Mary, and a double major in History and Government. Through America’s Future Workforce, Zimpelman interned at DC Reform Now, an education nonprofit.