This summer, 60 Tufts students will hone their knowledge and civic skills through public service and nonprofit internships as part of our Tisch Summer Fellows program.

More than 40 organizations in New York, Washington, D.C., and Massachusetts will host Tufts students. Four groups traveling to Haiti, Peru, and Zambia are also receiving support through the International portion of the program. These fellowships are unded in part by a generous gift from the James and Judith K. Dimon Foundation.

These career-building and often life-changing internships help Tufts students develop and practice critical workforce skills while helping address crucial needs in public health, nutrition, education, economic development, and more. Placements include the Michael J. Fox Foundation, the New York Academy of Medicine, Somerville Public Schools, the Boston Chinatown Community Center, the AARP, Rock the Vote, the Anti-Defamation League, and the Pentagon.

Many students also have the opportunity to network with Tufts alumni in the cities where they’re working, particularly through the Washington, D.C., CASE Network (Connecting Alumni Student Experiences).

The 2014 Tisch Summer Fellows are:

New York

Ashleigh Alexander, A15
GO Project

HeeJae An, A16
Fiver Children’s Foundation

Meaghan Annett, A17
Empire State Pride Agenda

Jewel Castle, A17
NYC Community Learning Schools Initiative

Bradley Friedman, A15

Deepa Patil, A16
Michael J. Fox Foundation

Phoebe Prah, A17
The Doe Fund, Inc.

Yaritsa Sánchez, A16
Rosie’s Theater Kids

Elana Shapiro, A15
New York Academy of Medicine

Talmon Smith, A16
Madison Square Boys & Girls Club

Read more about the 2014 New York Summer Fellows.


Tenzin Chokki, A17
The Welcome Project

Elliya Cutler, A16
Green Streets Initiative

Dulce Delgado, A15
Somerville Public Schools

Elizabeth Dielentheis, A16
Somerville Family Learning Collective

Hewot Getachew, A17

Brittany Lews, A14
The Young People’s Project

Mahlet Meshesha, A15
Boston Area Health Education Center

Sabrina Lobo-McMillin, A16
Office of Congresswoman Katherine Clark

Kimberly Mendoza, A16

Chelsea Newman, A16
Somerville Community Corporation

Vaidehi Pidaparti, A17
Eagle Eye Institute

Hanna Recht, A16
Groundwork Somerville

Samuel Schieren, A15
Somerville Homeless Coalition

Safiya Subegdjo, A15

Fiona Weeks, A14
Boston Chinatown Community Center

Wayne Yeh, A16
Chinese Progressive Association

Read more about the 2014 Massachusetts Summer Fellows.

Washington, D.C.

Nicholas Golden, A16

Adam Gotbaum, A16
Rock the Vote

Darien Headen, A15

Emily Henry, A14

Kristi Hill, A15
Asia Foundation

Benjamin Hoffman, A16

Anna Hymanson, A16
Arcadia Mobile Market

Sophie Laing, A16
Fair Elections Legal Network

Shaneece Lane, A17

Michael Maskin, A15
National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty

Hana Migliorato, A16
League of Women Voters

Brian Pilchik, A14
Anti-Defamation League

Kendall Reingold, A16
Alliance for Children and Families

Shannon Vavra, A16
The Constitution Project

Tamar Bardin, A15
Pentagon – Congressional Support

William Beckham, A15
Pentagon – Advanced Systems Cost Analysis

Julia Kang, A16
Pentagon – Weapons System Cost Analysis

Neena Kapur, A15
Pentagon – Acquisition Resources & Analysis

Eleanor Monroe, A15
Pentagon – Strategic Defense and Space Programs

Allison Wainer, A16
Pentagon – Economic and Manpower Analysis

Read more about the 2014 Washington, D.C., Summer Fellows.


Molly Hallweaver, M17; Caroline Melhado, M17; Joseph Kahan, M17; Karl Santiago, M17; Lindsay Tishberg, M17; Alissa Resnick, M14; Taylor Wahrenbrock, M14; Winnie Bell, M14
Haiti Global Health Summer 2014

Jessica Laporte, A14; Emma Wells, A16
The Archimedes Project: Community Chlorinators (Haiti)

Lalita Nekkanti, D15; Zarah Ali, D15
The Zambia Project

Laura Read, E15; Kevin Smith, E18
Mobile Apps and Water Stats (Peru)

Read more about the 2014 International Summer Fellows