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Announcing the winners of the Freeman Fellowship competition for undergraduates

Freeman-Fellowship-Winners-2021 (clockwise from top left - Priya Pradhan, Amy Alagor, Craig Schulman, Vanessa Olguin)
May 26, 2021

The Reppy Institute offers the Harrop and Ruth Freeman Fellowships to encourage Cornell undergraduates to pursue summer work related to peace studies and conflict resolution in an otherwise unpaid position with a not-for-profit organization. We are pleased to announce this year's four winners.

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Vanessa Olguín 

Rising Senior, Government (A&S)

Vanessa will be interning at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) as a Protection Intern where she will be providing direct assistance to persons of concern (asylum seekers, refugees, and stateless people) through the Detention Hotline. Within the Protections and Solutions Unit, she will also be conducting research to support individual asylum cases and participating in relevant briefings, meetings and conferences with government agencies and NGOs. 


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Priya Pradhan 

Rising Senior, Information Science and Sociology (A&S)

Priya will be working as a Digital Communications Intern at the Stimson Center, a think tank that aims to enhance international peace and security. Her work will encompass coordinating with researchers from all 17 of Stimson’s research programs — from foreign policy and climate resources to international peace and security — to create and promote content as well as to coordinate media relations.


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Craig Schulman 

Rising Senior, Policy Analysis and Management (CHE)

Craig will be working as a Policy Intern with the Advocacy Department at the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES). Based in San Antonio, Texas, RAICES is a nonprofit organization that promotes conflict-resolution and peace by providing free legal services to immigrant children, families, and refugees. As an intern, he will be working alongside attorneys in RAICES’ Advocacy Department at the forefront of issues in the immigration system and governance.


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Amy Alagor

Rising Senior, Biology and Society (CALS)

Amy’s internship is based on providing free medical services at health clinics that primarily serve communities in the Bronx that have been impacted by coronavirus. She will also be connecting patients with resources if they are facing food insecurity, domestic violence, and issues related to environmental injustice.

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