Tina Al-khersan
Hometown: Northville, MI
Education: Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Arabic, University of Michigan

After a successful final placement opportunity with ARYSE, Tina has decided to continue working with refugee and Muslim populations in Pittsburgh for the next year as she prepares to head to law school in Fall 2019.


Jasmine Costello
Hometown: Amherst, MA
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Temple University

Jasmine has received a Fulbright grant and will enroll in the Effective Learning and Teaching MA program at University College of London, Institute of Education. Over the Summer, she will continue working at her final placement at A+ Schools under Coro Pittsburgh Leaders in Learning Alumnus James Fogerty.


Sanjana Dayananda
Hometown: Franklin, MI
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience and English Literature, University of Pittsburgh

Sanjana will continue to explore health issues and urban health disparities while attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.


Zachary Grewe
Hometown: Jasper, IN
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies and Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Pittsburgh

Zachary is pursuing a position with SEIU Healthcare PA, with long-term plans to attend law school and focus his work on bolstering progressive causes in a rural civic sector.


Jad Hilal
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Pittsburgh

Jad will begin Medical School at the University of Pittsburgh this Fall; over the Summer, he will continue working at his final placement at Health Monitoring Systems under Coro Pittsburgh Board Chair Kevin Hutchison.


Hannah Locop
Hometown: Royal Palm Beach, FL
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Florida

Hannah will continue her journey in Pittsburgh as a Program Manager at the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership and is ecstatic to continue contributing to the city that she now calls home.


Kyle Miller
Hometown: Collegeville, PA
Education: Bachelor of Science in Public Health and Sociology, Saint Louis University

Kyle will be pursuing an advanced degree in urban planning at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. While there, he plans to leverage the skills he has developed to organize communities around planning issues.


Juliette Rihl
Hometown: Langhorne, PA
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Nonfiction Writing, University of Pittsburgh

Juliette will continue working at Duolingo, a Pittsburgh-based language-learning platform, on a global storytelling initiative until August, when she will go to Taiwan for a year as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant.


Maria Rose
Hometown: Harrisonburg, VA
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies, Vassar College

Maria plans to stay in Pittsburgh as a writer for Public Source/WESA while continuing her work as a routesetter/climbing instructor for ASCEND Pittsburgh.


Daad Sharfi
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Bachelor of Arts in Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale Universtiy

Daad has accepted a fellowship through the Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) in New York, NY. She plans to attend Law School after her year of service.


Shayna Solomon
Hometown: Rockville, MD
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Dickinson College; Master of Science in Comparative Social Policy, University of Oxford

Shayna is moving to Haifa for the next two years to solidify her Hebrew and Arabic skills, and to form a better understanding of politics, power, and diversity in the Israeli and Palestinian contexts.


Harinee Suthakar
Hometown: Plainsboro, NJ
Education: Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Science, University of Pittsburgh. Master of Arts in Gender and International Development, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex

Harinee is continuing as a research associate with Brocade Studios as she finalizes her post-Fellowship plans.

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