Eisenberg Public Interest Fellows

The endowed Pablo Eisenberg Public Interest Fellowship was created in 2006 to honor the work of McCourt School of Public Policy Senior Fellow Pablo Eisenberg. For more than 40 years, Pablo has led and served on the board of numerous nonprofit organizations, becoming one of the most influential voices in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector as he challenged nonprofits and foundations to meet the high expectations society places on them as guardians of democracy. The Center, students and alumni chose to honor Pablo and his lifelong commitment to social and economic justice with this fellowship in his name.

The fellowships are awarded to McCourt School of Public Policy students who, through academic pursuits as well as volunteer and work experience, demonstrate a strong commitment to social and economic justice, and the potential to play a leadership role in the public interest arena. The award is designed to offer each Fellow a unique research experience working for and being mentored by a current leader in the field.

The fellows for the 2019-2020 academic year are:

  • Calista MacHarrie – Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership
  • Gabrielle Rogoff – Community Change

Past fellows had placements at the following organizations:

  • Ashley Pollard (2018-2019) – Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership
  • Steven Swann (2018-2019) – Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership
  • Edward Weizenegger (2017-2018) – Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership
  • Derrek Chung (2017-2018) – Center for Community Change
  • Madwa-Nika Phanord-Cadet (2016-2017) – Executive Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser
  • Raisa Johnson (2016-2017) – Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership
  • Raisa Johnson (2015-2016) – Center for Community Change
  • Lucretia Witte (2015-2016) – Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership
  • Jacob Chew (2014-2015) – Bread for the World
  • Jayati Sethi (2014-2015) – Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership
  • Natalie Holmes (2013-2014) – Brookings Institution, Metropolitan Policy Program
  • Andrew Serrano (2013-2014) – Center for Community Change
  • Keith B. Ives (2012-2013) – InterAction
  • Sheva Diagne (2012-2013) – Center for Community Change
  • Nicolas Martinez (2011-2012) – Center for Community Change and US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
  • Catlin Nchako (2011-2012) – Center for Law and Social Policy
  • Sophie Kim (2010-2011) – House Education & Labor Committee
  • Ben Turner (2010-2011) – Center for Community Change
  • Mark Hines (2009-2010) – Global Aids Alliance
  • Amshula Jayaram (2009-2010) – The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
  • Huber Parsons (2008-2009) – World Vision
  • Brandon Soublet (2008-2009) – Center for Community Change
  • Zeynep Gueven (2007-2008) – Global Action for Children
  • Alana Stone (2006-2007) – Center for Community Change
  • Grace Katabaruki (2006-2007) – SEEP Network