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.

Georgiy Kent, Policy Fellow

Georgiy Kent graduated Harvard College cum laude with high honors in Social Studies and Slavic Literatures and Cultures in 2022, specializing in political, economic, and social developments in East-Central and Eastern Europe. He previously worked for the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Strategy Group (ASG) as a Brent Scowcroft Award Fellow. Before that, Georgiy worked at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs as lead research assistant for the Future of Diplomacy Project, producing the “A U.S. Diplomatic Service for the 21st Century” report. Georgiy has also interned for the Partnership for Public Service and worked at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center. He is fluent in Russian and proficient in Ukrainian.

Diana Sosa, Policy Fellow

Diana Sosa graduated from Georgetown University in 2022 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Foreign Service, specializing in Latin America and European regional studies. Following graduation, she taught English in Mallorca, Spain through the Spanish Ministry of Education and completed a Fulbright grant in Linz, Austria. Previously, she has interned for the US Senate and Department of State’s Office of Central American Affairs and US Embassy in London. She has recently been selected as a Thomas R. Pickering Fellow and will join the US Foreign Service after completion of a master's degree in 2025.

Beth Wiesinger, Communications Fellow

Beth Wiesinger graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2022 with her Bachelor’s in International Affairs and Sociology, specializing in Middle East/North Africa and Latin American regional studies. During her time at WashU, Beth interned for the International Institute of St. Louis, mentoring local refugee and immigrant teens. She also recently returned from Amman, Jordan where she researched freedom of political speech and assembly among youth. Beth is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Arabic. In her free time, Beth is a photographer, lover of coffee, and wanderer of her new home, D.C.

Isobel Smith, Communications Intern

Isobel Smith is a current Junior at the University of Southern California, majoring in International Relations with a minor in News Media and Society. Born and raised in Wānaka, New Zealand, Isobel is thrilled to be experiencing American policy firsthand. She has previously worked as a reporter in her hometown, and as the Press and Communications director for Make it 16 New Zealand, a campaign to lower the voting age that recently celebrated success in the NZ supreme court. Following graduation from USC next spring, Isobel hopes to pursue a graduate degree in Foreign Policy or Public Diplomacy.


Former Kampelman Fellows

Fall 2022

Christina Oh (Policy) 

Ashley Bradway (Policy) 

Desiree Winns (Communications) 

Summer 2022

Jessika Nebrat (Policy) 

Mollie Blum (Policy) 

Jennie Piotrzkowski (Communications) 

Spring 2022

Ryn Hintz (Policy) 

Paulina Kanburiyan (Policy) 

Worth Talley (Communications) 

Fall 2021

Rowan Baker (Policy) 

Nathaniel Haas (Policy) 

Arwen Struthers (Communications) 

Summer 2021

Rowan Baker (Policy) 

Joelle Besch (Policy) 

Katya Sankow (Communications) 

Spring 2021

Taylor Buck (Policy) 

Harrison Nugent (Policy) 

Emma Derr (Communications) 

Katya Sankow (Communications) 

Fall 2020

Zantana Ephrem (Policy) 

Michelle Ngirbabul (Policy) 

Emma Derr (Communications) 

Spring 2020

Erick Boone (Policy) 

Courtney Kaufman (Policy) 

Mia Speier (Communications) 

Fall 2019

Erick Boone (Policy) 

Juliet Michaelson (Policy) 

Annie Lentz (Communications) 

Summer 2019

Andrew Carroll (Policy) 

Daniela Ondraskova (Policy) 

Annie Lentz (Communications) 

Spring 2019

Harrison William Prescott Floyd (Policy) 

Alexandre Le Coz (Policy)  

Shruti Bhatt (Communications) 

Fall 2018

Thea Dunlevie (Policy) 

Cade Stone (Policy) 

Yena Seo (Communications)     

Summer 2018

Felicia Garcia (Policy) 

Berke Gursoy (Policy) 

Sean McAndrews (Policy) 

Teresa Cardenas (Communications)