The Coro Pittsburgh Fellowship in Public Affairs specializes in helping civic-minded professionals take their career to the next level.


Here’s why, our leadership accelerator, is the right fit for you.


What You’ll Do: For 9 months, you will join a diverse cohort of degreed professionals from across the country. We’ll immerse you deep into the dynamics of leadership and the sustainable impact through a nonpartisan lens.

You’ll explore the government, business, nonprofit, and innovation sectors, where you will work alongside Pittsburgh’s top leaders to accomplish your most important work yet.


Coro Pittsburgh Fellows Have Served At 100+ Organizations Such As:

  • City of Pittsburgh Mayor’s Office 
  • Economic Development South
  • InnovatePGH
  • Remake Learning
  • The Heinz Endowments 
  • PPG Industries
  • Urban Redevelopment Authority
  • Health Monitoring Systems, Inc.
  • R.K. Mellon Foundation
  • Sustainable Pittsburgh
  • Alliance for Refugee Youth Support and Education
  • 1Hood Media
  • Allegheny Conference on Community Development
  • Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network
  • A+ Schools
  • Tree PGH


What You’ll Gain: With experiential training, high-level connections, and tailored coaching along the way, we’ll make sure you have exactly what YOU need to sustain a fulfilling and impactful career leading change.

Why Pittsburgh?:

  • Innovative tech companies such as Duolingo, Uber, Google, and Facebook
  • 4000+ local, regional, and national nonprofits serving 2.3 million people
  • 50+ universities including Pitt and Carnegie Mellon
  • 130 municipalities diverse in population, demographics, and structure
  • A pivotal swing state with 20 electoral votes


The Coro Fellowship experience is facilitated by our Faculty Lead, Armani Davis, PhD. 

Success After The Coro Fellowship: 


Our alumni go on to work at amazing places such as:

  • City of Pittsburgh
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Google
  • United States Congress
  • The Forbes Funds
  • Warner Bros Entertainment
  • Deloitte 

Our alumni earn advanced degrees at prestigious universities including:

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Harvard University
  • UCLA
  • The New School


Coro Pittsburgh has a partnership with Carnegie Mellon Heinz College and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Affairs and School of Social Work. Each program offers Fellows alumni scholarships towards a Masters Degree.


Alumni of the Coro Fellowship who enroll in any of the master’s programs at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy are eligible for a scholarship of a minimum of 50% of tuition per semester. Prospective students can connect with CMU today or learn more about the application process. You may also email David Eber, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at



  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree as of 8/2021 
  • Passion for civic engagement & working with diverse communities.
  • An exceptionally strong work ethic
  • Excellent relationship-building skills & ability to work effectively in a team-based environment
  • Eligibility to work in the US



  • Equitable monthly stipend (based on need)
  • 50% tuition discount on masters programs at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy
  • Build a portfolio of cross-sector impact


Decision Timeline:

  • Application Deadline: January 6, 2021
  • Selection Day (Virtual Interviews): March 2021
  • Offer To Participate: April 2021
  • Program Start: August 2021


To Apply: Visit by 1/6/2021. 


Question/Comments: contact Christian Moore, Manager of Engagement & Talent:



Fellows Class of 2020-2021

Priya Arya
Hometown: Exton, PA
Education: Temple University



Adelyne Bejjani
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Education: University of Pittsburgh


Lita Brillman
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Education: University of Michigan


Amy Chong
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Education: University of Southern California



Talor Crawford
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Education: Xavier University; St. Louis University



John Dominguez
Hometown: Arlington, VA
Education: Cornell University



Natalie Lalama
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Education: George Washington University



Gabriella Malave
Hometown: Queens, NY
Education: Ithaca College



Naeisha McClain
Hometown: Columbus, GA
Education: Oberlin College



Roshni Mehta

Hometown: Phoenixville, PA
Education: Carnegie Mellon University



Nathaniel Pettit
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Education: Brown University

Christina Schwartz
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Education: Brigham Young University

Fellows Class of 2019-2020

Sophie Abo
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Education: Washington University in St. Louis

Cycle 1 Placement: Saw Mill Run Watersheds; Cycle 2 Placement: Neighborhood Allies

Gisele Betances
Hometown: Gettysburg, PA
Education: Dickinson College

Cycle 1 Placement: Southside Community Council; Cycle 2 Placement: City of Pittsburgh Office of Community Affairs

Daniel Davis
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Education: Grinnell College

Cycle 1 Placement: MSA Safety; Cycle 2 Placement: Economic Development South

Sadaf Delawar 
Hometown: Scranton, PA
Education: St. Lawrence University

 Cycle 1 Placement: Brookline Teen Outreach; Cycle 2 Placement: 1Hood Media

Kara Lowry
Hometown: LaGrange, KY
Education: Western Kentucky University

Cycle 1 Placement: Allegheny County, Office of County Manager; Cycle 2 Placement: Remake Learning

Kalyani Singh
Hometown: Parsippany, NJ
Education: Lehigh University

Cycle 1 & 2 Placement: InnovatePGH

Will Stewart
Hometown: Grosse Ille, MI
Education: University of Michigan

Cycle 1 & 2 Placement: Urban Redevelopment Authority

Mark Williams
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Education: Butler University

Cycle 1 & 2 Placement: PPG Industries, Inc.



Timeline and Additional Information


Christian Moore
Manager of  Engagement & Talent



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