Current Fellows

The 34th class of Robert Bosch Foundation Fellows, their experience, and fellowship focus in Germany.

Francisco Aguilar

Las Vegas, NV

Education

J.D. in Business Administration, Management & Operations, University of Arizona
  • J.D. in Business Administration, Management & Operations, University of Arizona
  • M.B.A. in Finance, University of Arizona
  • B.S. in Finance and Accounting, University of Arizona
J.D. in Business Administration, Management & Operations, University of Arizona                              M.B.A. in Finance, University of Arizona
B.S. in Finance and Accounting, University of Arizona
J.D. in Business Administration, Management & Operations, University of Arizona                              M.B.A. in Finance, University of Arizona
B.S. in Finance and Accounting, University of Arizona

Experience

  • General Counsel at Agassi Enterprises
  • Senior Counsel at Southwest Gas Corporation

Fellowship Focus

Business: Management, Marketing, Business Strategy and Consulting (Sports Management)

Emily Byrne

New Haven, CT

Education

  • M.P.A. in Public Administration, New York University
  • B.A. in Political Science, Providence College

Experience

  • Director of Strategy & Innovation at New Haven Housing Authority
  • Special Assistant for Education Policy at New Haven Housing Authority

Fellowship Focus

Public Administration & Policy

Gloria Cadavid

Washington, DC

Education

  • B.S. in Business Administration, International Business and Spanish, The College of New Jersey
  • M.P.A. in Public Policy, University of Michigan
  • M.S. in Sustainability Management, Columbia University

Experience

  • Program Manager of Strategic Initiatives at DC Water
  • Senior Associate at Veolia North America

Fellowship Focus

Environmental Policy

Melissa Chan

Los Angeles, CA

Education

  • M.S. in Comparative Politics, London School of Economics
  • B.A. in History, Yale University

Experience

  • Correspondent at Al Jazeera America
  • Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University

Fellowship Focus

Journalism

Bettina Gardner

Atlanta, GA

Education

  • M.S. in International Affairs and Research & Science Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • M.B.A. in International Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • B.S. in Multinational Business Operations & Spanish, Florida State University

Experience

  • Interim Director of International Affairs for the City of Atlanta, Mayor’s Office
  • Global Business Program Consultant at Worldstrides Capstone

Fellowship Focus

Business: Management, Marketing, Business Strategy and Consulting (Foreign Direct Investment)

Jessica Heller

Hudson, WI

Education

  • M.A. in Geopolitics, Territory & Security, King’s College London
  • B.A. in Political Science & Russian Studies, Gustavus Adolphus College

Experience

  • Professional Exchanges Manager at Global Minnesota
  • Program Officer at Cultural Vistas

Fellowship Focus

Associations, Foundations and International Organizations

Justin Hepworth

Henderson, NV

Education

  • J.D. in Law, University of Oregon School of Law
  • B.A. in Political Science, University of Utah

Experience

  • Partner at Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff, PC
  • Associate at Snell & Wilmer LLP

Fellowship Focus

Law

Jonathan Jones

London, England

Education

  • M.A. in Security Policy Studies, Kings College London
  • B.A. in Political Science, Hawaii Pacific University

Experience

  • Staff Sergeant, Security Cooperation Planner for the U.S. Marine Corps
  • TALK Scholar at the National Institute for International Education

Fellowship Focus

International Security

Matthew Joyce

Washington, DC

Education

  • M.P.A. in Public Policy, Harvard University
  • B.A. in History, John Carroll University

Experience

  • Deputy Division Chief, China/Taiwan/Mongolia at the Department of Defense
  • Senior China Analyst at Booz Allen Hamilton, SAIC

Fellowship Focus

International Security

Amy Nelson

Washington, DC

Education

  • Ph.D. in Political Science, University of California Berkeley
  • M.A. in French Studies, Columbia University
  • B.A. in Philosophy, Stanford University

Experience

  • Nonresident Fellow at the Stimson Center
  • Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations
  • Policy Analyst for U.S. Department of State

Fellowship Focus

International Security

Jeffrey Orzechowski

Alexandria, VA

Education

  • M.A. in Diplomacy, Norwich University
  • B.A. in Political Science, Grand Valley State University

Experience

  • Deputy Chief of Staff for U.S. Representative Candice S. Miller
  • Field Coordinator for U.S. Representative Pete Hoekstra, Senate Campaign

Fellowship Focus

German Foreign Policy

Emily Schultheis

Washington, DC

Education

  • B.A. in English Literature, University of Pennsylvania

Experience

  • Reporter, Editor at CBS News Digital
  • Political Reporter at the National Journal
  • National Political Reporter at Politico

Fellowship Focus

Journalism

Madeleine Schwartz

Brooklyn, NY

Education

  • M.A. in Classical, Ancient Mediterranean & Near Eastern Studies, Oxford University
  • B.A. in History, Harvard University

Experience

  • Assistant Editor at The New York Review of Books
  • Freelance Writer

Fellowship Focus

Journalism

Christopher Shea

London, England

Education

  • M.A. in German & British Studies, Humboldt University
  • B.A. in English Literature, University of Chicago

Experience

  • Culture Reporter, Researcher at the New York Times
  • Web Writer, Marketing Fellow at Berlin Artparasites

Fellowship Focus

Journalism

Melissa Yeager

North Bethesda, MD

Education

  • M.A. in International Media, American University
  • B.S. in Journalism, University of Kansas

Experience

  • Senior Staff Writer at the Sunlight Foundation
  • Investigative Reporter at 41 Action News

Fellowship Focus

Government (Federal, State, Local) (Journalism)

Marc Zemel

Seattle, WA

Education

  • J.D. in Environmental Law, Northwestern University
  • B.A. in History, University of Wisconsin

Experience

  • Attorney at Smith & Lowney, PLLC
  • Legal Advocate at the Urban Justice Center

Fellowship Focus

Law

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