New PiLA Fellows for 2017–18

July 25, 2017

We proudly announce the 2017–18 cohort of 32 PiLA fellows, who collectively will serve with 20 PiLA partner organizations in 11 countries.

See bios and photos of all 2017–18 PiLA fellows

Name

Surname

College or University

PiLA Partner

Country

Brian

Acosta

Swarthmore College

Worldfund

Mexico

Marimar

Arango Gomez

University of California Berkeley

Endeavor

Chile

Elena

Bell

Tufts University

The Nature Conservancy

Arlington, VA and Mexico

Hilary

Brumberg

Wesleyan University

Osa Conservation

Costa Rica

Ana Teresa

Colón García

Haverford College

The Nature Conservancy

Arlington, VA and Mexico

Camila

de la Vega

Carleton College

Project Alianza

Nicaragua

Ana

Dougherty

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Global Partnerships

Nicaragua

Roberto

Figueroa

Pitzer College

Endeavor

Chile

Sarah

Fisher

Middlebury College

Pueblo a Pueblo

Guatemala

Joscelyn

García

Tufts University

Building Dignity

Peru

Nicole

Hardy

Princeton University

Dream

Dominican Republic

Nora

Harless

New York University

UAC-Carmen Pampa

Bolivia

Jacob

Kim

Princeton University

Global Partnerships

Nicaragua

Sybil

Lewis

University of California Berkeley

Cojolya

Guatemala

Kathy

Lui

George Washington University

Endeavor

Argentina

Susana

Martínez

Ohio State University

Comunidad Connect

Nicaragua

Abby

Melick

Princeton University

Mariposa DR Foundation

Dominican Republic

Danielle

Mirda

Harvard University

Hospitalito Atitlán

Guatemala

Bianca

Molina

University of Pennsylvania

Worldfund

Brazil

Jesse

Moore

Occidental College

ADISA

Guatemala

Joseph

Moreno

University of Washington

The Nature Conservancy

Peru

Luisa

Nilan

Harvard University

Mariposa DR Foundation

Dominican Republic

Yesenia

Ortiz

Harvard University

Worldfund

Mexico

Ethel

Recinos

University of Iowa

Pueblo a Pueblo

Guatemala

Maria

Ruiz

Washington University in St. Louis

Hospitalito Atitlán

Guatemala

Natassja

Ruybal

Pepperdine University

Yspaniola

Dominican Republic

Emilia

Rybak

Duke University

Endeavor

Mexico

Anna

Sebastian

American University

Dream

Dominican Republic

Vanessa

Smith

Princeton University

Mariposa DR Foundation

Dominican Republic

Emma

Soglin

Macalester College

Fundación Arias

Costa Rica

Nathalia

Trujillo

City University of New York-Hunter College

Dream

Dominican Republic

Yihemba

Yikona

Princeton University

Starfish

Guatemala

In addition, four members of the 2016–17 cohort will remain in the field for a second year as PiLA senior fellows:

  • Annie Austin (Endeavor Mexico, Mexico City)

  • Danielle Coony (DREAM, Cabarete, Dominican Republic)

  • Anjelica Neslin (Fundación Abriendo Camino, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)

  • Rachel Ozer-Bearson (Antigua International School, Antigua, Guatemala)