Center for Women in Government and Civil Society Fellowships on Women and Public Policy

The fellowship program is an intensive leadership development program designed to promote equity and excellence in public service and encourage government to be more responsive to the needs of women, children, families, and communities in New York.

Sponsor: Center for Women in Government & Civil Society, Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York

Description

By offering policy-related placements in New York State agencies, the Legislature and statewide nonprofit advocacy organizations, the fellowship encourages graduate students to pursue careers in public policy while increasing the capacity of New York State Government. The program is administered by the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society, a part of the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York. The fellowship offers a $9,000 stipend and tuition assistance for academic coursework. The program takes place in the spring semester during which fellows are full-time graduate students at Rockefeller College with policy-related field placements (in Albany) for thirty hours a week from January thru June. Through an intensive screening and interview process, the program selects bright and motivated women who have demonstrated an interest in public policy and the issues of underrepresented populations. A committee reviews each candidate’s vitae, transcripts, letters of recommendation and conducts interviews.

Eligibility

Matriculated students in graduate programs at all accredited colleges and universities in New York State. Applications must have completed 12 graduate credits before applying, with degree completion schedules after the fellowship. Candidates must have a demonstrated interest in studies, research, employment or voluntary activities designed to improve the status of women and underrepresented populations.

How to Apply

Download the application or contact:

Center for Women in Government & Civil Society Fellowship on Women in Public Policy
University at Albany, SUNY
135 Western Avenue
Draper Hall, Room 302
Albany, New York  12222

Phone: 518-442-3900.

Past Recipients

2008

Teresa Dangwa, Denise Dreany, Sarah Duvall, Esmerelda Hoscoy, Beth Howard, Adenike Huggins, Sophia James, Tana James, Tina Labthavikul-Smith, Megan McDaniel, Hilary Papineau, Kaitlyn Pickford, Jennifer Sawitzki, Asanta Shipp-Hilts, Zara St. Croix, Corbin Streett, Sabrina Wells.

2007

Colleen Brady, Jasmin Brandow, Ajita De, Vanessa D'Eredita, Corey Driscoll, Sarah Gevlin, Jessica Gorman, Tre Jerdon, Meredith LaFave, Chris Lee Ann McMahon, Grace Ngugi, Meghan Ochal, Sarah Sorensen, Nicole Suto, Jessica Werder.

2006

Saima Akhtar, Claudia Braymer, Colleen Day, Elizabeth Dunphy, Rachael Fauss, Annie Geddes, Renee Gibson Figueroa, Karen Hamilton, Sharon Kollar, Meaghan Lacey de Chateauvieux, Wynelle Welch.

2005

Mwisa Chisunka, Deborah Davis, Elisabeth Guglin, Meredith Harris, Jessica Meed, Samantha Phillips, Jessica Rowe, Simone Sneed, Olivette Sturges, Kirstin Swanson, Sandra Zawedde.

2004

Meredith Chadwick, Melissa Comenduley, Ivion Davis, Carolyn Ehrlich, Laura Grillo, Deidra Houston, Suzanne Post, Ricja Rice, Deborah Rosen, Erin Smith, Morgan Weinberg.

2003

Mercy Angwah, Tamara Benson O'Brien, Tahira Bland, Florencia Cornet, Jessica Fisher, Tomoko Matsumoto, Julia Monakova, Suzanne Neusteter, Christa Nyman, Erica Olsen, Gemma Pujadas Ribeiro, Allison Sesso.

2002

Michele Barranca-Donaldson, Christine Blain, Beatrice Jasanya, Dubravka Juraga, Youn Hee Kim, Nakeshia Knight-Coyle, Laurie Lucier, Grace Mose, Mia Ongkiko, Sarah Parrales, Beth Parr-Campola. Rebecca Twersky, Adrienne Veglia.

2001

Christiani Breton, Krys Cail, Jezebel Delgado, Nichole Dusyk, Dina Hodara, Melinda Mowrey, Kris Reape, Jennie Santos, Nsikak Umoh, Rebecca Wood. 

2000

Kristin Brown, Judeen Byrne, Meg Dellay, Jill Fairlee, Beverly Grossman, Cristina Jimenez, Ruthlyn Noel, Dina Refki, April Roggio, April Wilson-Stanciel.

1999

Urshula Barbour, Cindy Bautista, Paulette Campbell, Susan Christman, Pamela Madrid, Joanna Palladino, Meredith Ray, Rosann Santos, Leah Sauer, Debbie Scott, Tracey Thorne, Angela West-Davis, Patricia Willis, Susan Wong.

1998

Cassandra Allison, Nicole Gillette, Carolyn Hamilton, Elizabeth LaPolt, Jane Muthumbi, Suzette Poulin, Alithia Rodriguez-Rolon, Dana Rosenstreich, Catherine Stanford, Tanya Stevens.

1997

Denise Bacchus, Catherine Lawrence, Eunju Lee, Trista Lombardo, Donna Rubens, Kristen Schworm Carter Tamara Steger, Camille West.

1996

Laura Castillo, Claudia Coleman, Deanne Grimaldi, Denise Harlow, Terri Mannes, Gradia Melrose Gbarbea, Lisa Straus. 

1995

Sylvia Bryant Hamer, Mildred Chang, Christina Hernandez, Esther Jackson, Ayse Kanioz, Sherrita McLaughlin, Marilyn Vitolo.

1994

Nicole Carey, Jennifer Haight, Nicole Holder, Sharon Nania, Nancy Pietroforte, Laura Durfee Schaible, Melissa Toffolon, Shelly Ver Ploeg.

1993

Bonny Becker, Brettina Brueckner, Taunya Hannibal Williams, J.D., Deborah Miller, Bridgette Samuel, Heather Sullivan-Catlin, Trishann Williams, Xuemei Xie.

1992

Migdalia Acevedo, Margaret King, Simone-Marie Lipscomb, Gloria Manning, Sheila McBain, Aurora Raffaele, Glenda Villajuan.

1991

Michelle Drayton, Jane Duax, Barbara Felker-Scott, Claudia Friedetzky, Robin Lyle, Margery Saunders, Yvette Scarlett, Jonnie Wesley-Krueger.

1990

Cheryl Barnes, Marie Ben-Israel Karen Carpenter-Palumbo, Angela Rochelle Jenkins, Suzanne Kizis, Julie Michaels Keegan Sandra Raviv, Shane Squires, Madelene Umscheid, Debra Williams.

1989

Beth Ellwanger, Pat Hofmaster, Drema Lipscomb-Burnett, Marcella Luongo, Collette McCann Schoellkopf, Marla Morse, Marilyn Omifunke Torres, Elizabeth Wheeler.

1988

Katie Cultrara, Susan Cypert, Sharen Duke, Dianne Herne, Babo Leibovitch, Sandra Mann, Vonda Marshall, Lisa McMurdo, Deborah Steinkopf, Katherine Tanner, Pamela Vargas.

1987

Andrea Anthony, Karen-Elizabeth Collins, Mary Coughlan, Theresa Flynn, Theresa Funiciello, Cecile Mathis, Marianne Rahn-Erickson, Theresa Stark, Susan Stebbins, Ann Wuerslin.

1986

Jacqueline Blake, Marycay Doolittle, Janelle Farris, Ann Forsythe, Susan Kenney, Elizabeth Kuhn, Donna Lawrence, Joyce Luhrs, Cecelia Manley, Sally Bishop Merrill, Angela Sales, Heidi Siegfried, Pauline Toole, Barbara Vorwerk Crosier. 

1985

Ninia Baehr, Sharon Bradbury, Beth Hyde, Christine Kleinegger, G. Kristian Miccio, Judith Saidel, Julie Scott, Carol White.

1984

Patricia Belcon, Leslie Brower, Marcy May, Carole Nemore, Donna Noyes-Grosser, Libby Post, Vera Prosper, Amy Rabinowitz, Deborah Vogel, Nancy West-Ellson.

1983

Judith Browne, Torry Dickinson, Anne Franzen, Sandra Goolden, Juanita Majewski,Marcia Plato, Jasmin Raffington, Amy Svirsky.