Update on Our Past Fellows!

Update on Our Past Fellows!

With summer slowly coming to an end and students moving back onto campus, we’ll shared some of the activities our Peace Fellows have been up to since the program ended and throughout the summer on our Facebook page. Here are the posts:


Meet Mishaina Joseph!
This summer she went to the inaugural PULSE institute, a week long program spent discussing issues like sexuality, gender, race, socio-economic status. This is part of the Sustained Dialogue Network, whose mission is to create personal relationships through dialogue as a mean of conflict resolution. Everyone is asked to talk about these issues through a personal lens, making it easier for people to relate to one another. She is excited to share that the group of 5 students who attended are committed to bringing the program to campus.
She says, “ I cant wait to show the Hofstra community what we have planned for them.”


Meet Tara Hamilton!
Tara was a member of our first Peace Fellows program in the spring of 2013. She has continued studying Early Education and History into her third year. Last semester she was inducted into the History Honor Society Phi Alpha Theta. She’ll be treasure of Hofstra’s chapter of the Roosevelt Institute, the biggest national student-driven policy organization. 

She has worked with the alliance as an intern since her fellowship ended and we are happy to have her on board once again this upcoming year!


Meet Johannes Sorto!
He says, “Since being part of the first Peace Fellows Program, most of my time has been spent at 88.7FM WRHU, Hofstra’s own radio station, where I host a morning talk show discussing current events. I have been following events around the world very closely and have been doing my best effort to inform my community about issues in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”


Meet Blaine Volpe!
This summer, she interned for Senator Sherrod Brown as a legislative intern in Washington, D.C.. She was also re-elected as President of Hofstra Democrats and is now the Long Island Region Chair of College Democrats of New York . She’s also been working as Vice President of Hofstra’s chapter of the Roosevelt Institute and Treasurer of the Pre-Law fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta. 
Blaine has also managed to pick up two new majors, Global Studies and Geography.


Meet Denisse Girón!
Right after her time in the program ended, Denisse began a 6-month fellowship with Make the Road New York and then brought her experience there to campus when she joined Hofstra’s Center for Civic Engagement as a fellow. She has also been working with the online magazine Everyday Feminism since January and this summer she interned at The Brotherhood/Sister Sol in West Harlem to work on fair policing and youth organizing.

We are happy to have her work with us again as an intern this upcoming year!


Meet Jeanine Russaw!
Jeanine is now a senior, graduating in May 2015. After completing the pilot Peace Fellows program as a sophomore, she has had internships with the political news program at NY1 and has become a freelance writer for PeaceVoice.info and WagingNonviolence.org. This semester she will be interning with Democracy Now!

Her work will be expanding on her blog, jeaninerussaw.com — be sure to check it out!

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