WOW Recipient Spotlights


"I hope to pursue a career in theater, and it's important to have professional experience in such a competitive industry. With WOW funding I'll be able to really commit to my internship that will help me explore all the different areas of theatrical production; from assisting with rehearsals and the casting process to providing technical assistance to completing administrative projects, I'll get to see all sides of how a professional theater operates. I'm so thankful a WOW exists to help and encourage students like me to pursue their passion in the field of performing arts."

- Alison Thvedt ’15, Company One, Boston, MA

2014 World Of Work Summer Fellows


Judith Cossin Berkman ’59 Endowed Fund in Social Work WOW

So Hyun Shin ’15, PlayRock, Seoul, South Korea

Theater WOW 

Alison Thvedt ’15, Company One, Boston, MA

Science WOW

Bezaye Teshome ’16, Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Alexander P. Heckler/Governor Ann Richards Internship Fund in Public Service WOW

Nathaniel Barr ’14 (Dec), Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Washington, District of Columbia

Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice WOW

Elsie Bernaiche ’15, Emerge Counseling and Education to Stop Domestic Violence, Cambridge, MA

Emmy Calloway ’15, MataHari: Eye of the Day, Boston, MA

Maya Cooper ’15 (Dec), American Civil Liberties Union, New York, NY

Tinglan Dai ’16, National Consumer's League, Washington, DC 

Emily Friedman ’15, The Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights, Boston, MA

Judith Giller-Leinwohl ’15, Greater Valley Area Health Education Center, Phoenix, AZ

Georgia Gkoulgkountina ’15, Public Defender Service - Mental Health Division, Washington, D.C.

Natasha Gordon ’15, Global Research and Advocacy Group, Dakar Fann, Dakar

Alexandra Hall ’15, Echo Park- All Children's House Preventive Services Program at the Association to Benefit Children, New York, NY

Liset Hernandez ’16, CECYTE - EMSAD, Poturo, Churumuco, Michoacan, Mexico

Victoria Jonas ’15, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Sexual Assault Prevention & Survivor Services, Boston, MA

Ariel Kagedan ’16, AVODAH, New York, NY 

Amelia Katan ’16, MassCOSH/Interfaith Worker Justice, Boston, MA 

Jessenia Knowles ’15, Medical Care Development- International Division, Silver Spring, MD

Hannah Kober ’16, AVODAH, New York, NY 

Iris Lee ’15, The Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights, Boston, MA

Karen Lengler ’15, The University of Massachusetts Boston Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights, Boston, MA

Estela Lozano ’16, San Francisco District Attorney Office, San Francisco, CA

Trang Luu ’15, SJ Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam

Hailey Magee ’15, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, Boston, MA

Samantha Malis ’15, Lawyers For Children, New York, NY

Sarah Margulies ’16, Alliance for Justice, Washington, DC

Alisa Partlan ’15, United for a Fair Economy, Boston, MA

Molly Pearlman ’16, Louisiana Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, New Orleans, LA

Amanda Pereira ’15, ETE Camp, Hinche, Haiti

Linda Phiri ’15, World Vision Brazil, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

Jessica Puterman ’15, American Jewish World Services, New York, NY 

Kathelyn Rivera ’15, Bairo Pite Hospital, Dili, East Timor

Veronica Saltzman ’16, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Boston, MA

Hannah Young ’15, Streetlight Schools, Jeppestown, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Universal WOW

Yedidya Ben-Avie ’15, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

Joshua Berman ’15, ioby, Brooklyn, NY

Ama Darkwa ’16, Project Healthcare at Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY

Naomi Depina '16, Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, Washington, DC

Madeline Engeler ’16, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland, OH

Lauryn Garner ’15, Behavioral Health Partial Program, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA

Maximilan Hart ’16, ISlide, Inc., Norwood, MA

Benjamin Krause ’15, Boston Public Health Commission, Boston, MA

Tifani Ng ’16, New York City Seminar and Conference Center, New York, NY

Genevieve Oliveira ’15, Project Happiness, Palo Alto, CA

Alicia Park ’15, Innerscope Research, Boston, MA

Allyson Parziale ’16, Boston Children's Hospital, Waltham, MA

Jean Perez ’15, Riverside Community Care Early Intervention, Needham, MA

Daniel Shor ’16, The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel

Alexander Weick ’15, LAVA BEAR FILMS, Los Angeles, CA

Rebecca Wertman ’16, BR Guest Hospitality, New York, NY

Yuki Wiland ’15, Healthy Waltham, Waltham, MA

Irene Wong ’17, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Click on the links below to see previous WOW fellows:

2013 WOW Fellows

2012 WOW Fellows

2011 WOW Fellows

2010 WOW Fellows

2009 WOW Fellows

2008 WOW Fellows