Current Kampelman Fellows

Named for a longtime U.S. Ambassador to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Max Kampelman Fellows represent the next generation of American leaders in security policy, human rights, and strategic communications.

Mollie Blum, Policy Fellow 

Mollie is currently a graduate student studying public policy at the University of Maryland, where she also received her bachelor’s degree. She has experience working on issues of religious freedom, minority rights, and antisemitism as a former State Department intern. Mollie has a particular interest in the politicization of minority groups in the Balkans, specifically Jewish and Roma communities. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, and baking. Mollie is fluent in French and proficient in Arabic.   

Jessika Nebrat, Policy Fellow

Jessika is a graduate student at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, studying security, strategy, and statecraft with a focus on Europe and Eurasia. Before SAIS, she spent three years as an analyst at Long Term Strategy Group, researching Soviet and Russian history to identify patterns of behavior and their potential impacts on the future U.S.-Russia relationship. Eager to understand the rest of Eastern Europe better, Jessika interned with the U.S. State Department’s Office of South-Central Europe this past spring. She speaks Russian, and she graduated from Harvard College in 2018 with a degree in government. In her spare time, Jessika enjoys spending time with friends, cooking, and doing yoga.

Jennie Piotrzkowski, Communications Fellow

Jennie is pursuing a master’s in communication with an environmental concentration at Chatham University. During her undergraduate tenure at Chatham, she majored in communications with a focus in journalism and international studies with a certificate on Asia. Her independent research has allowed her to explore topics like misinformation, re-narration, and cross-cultural narratives, at regional and international levels. Next year she will be studying the theory and history of international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In her free time, she enjoys reading, taking pictures, and exploring new areas.

Former Kampelman Fellows

  • Rowan Baker: Summer – Fall 2021 (Policy)
  • Joelle Besch: Summer 2021 (Policy)
  • Shruti Bhatt: Spring 2019 (Communications)
  • Erick Boone: Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 (Policy)
  • Taylor Buck: Spring 2021 (Policy)
  • Teresa Cardenas: Summer 2018 (Communications)
  • Andrew Carroll: Summer 2019 (Policy)
  • Emma Derr: Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 (Communications)
  • Thea Dunlevie: Fall 2018 (Policy)
  • Zantana Ephrem: Fall 2020 (Policy)
  • Harrison William Prescott Floyd: Spring 2019 (Policy)
  • Felicia Garcia: Summer 2018 (Policy)
  • Berke Gursoy: Summer 2018 (Policy)
  • Nathaniel Haas: Fall 2021 (Policy)
  • Ryn Hintz: Spring 2022 (Policy)
  • Paulina Kanburiyan: Spring 2022 (Policy)
  • Courtney Kaufman: Spring 2020 (Policy)
  • Alexandre Le Coz: Spring 2019 (Policy)
  • Annie Lentz: Summer – Fall 2019 (Communications)
  • Sean McAndrews: Summer 2018 (Policy)
  • Juliet Michaelson: Fall 2019 (Policy)
  • Michelle Ngirbabul: Fall 2020 (Policy)
  • Harrison Nugent: Spring 2021 (Policy)
  • Daniela Ondraskova: Summer 2019 (Policy)
  • Katya Sankow: Spring – Summer 2021 (Communications)
  • Yena Seo: Fall 2018 (Communications)            
  • Mia Speier: Spring 2020 (Communications)
  • Cade Stone: Fall 2018 (Policy)
  • Arwen Struthers: Fall 2021 (Communications)
  • Worth Talley: Spring 2022 (Communications)