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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.

Helsinki Commission Fellows

Catherine Cata, Policy Fellow, graduated from Virginia Tech with a BA in Russian as well as National Security and Foreign Affairs. Prior to joining the U.S. Helsinki Commission, she completed a Russian Language Capstone year in Almaty, Kazakhstan to pursue professional proficiency in Russian language. She has previously worked as a intern with the U.S. State Department Office of Russian Affairs and a Fellow at the Meridian International Center. Catherine grew up in Stafford, VA and is proficient in Russian language. In her free time, she enjoys catching up with friends, visiting art galleries, and walking around D.C.

Bethany Salas, Policy Fellow, is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Security Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, with a concentration in U.S. National Security.  In 2021, Bethany graduated magna cum laude from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in International and Global Studies and minors in both Philosophy and Middle Eastern Studies as well as a certificate in Intelligence and National Security.  Prior to joining the Commission, she worked for three years at the United States Mission to the United Nations Headquarters in New York, where she supported both the Political and Executive teams.  She is an ICCAE scholar and is learning French. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, visiting museums, and volunteering.

Zachary Stoor, Policy Fellow, is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in European Studies from Georgetown University, specializing in EU enlargement and the state of democracy in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. He graduated from Stanford University in 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He has previously worked for the National Association of Counties, the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, and the Institute for European Environmental Policy. Zac grew up in a small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and is proficient in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and German and is learning Russian.

Chloé Evans-Svarre, Communications Fellow, is currently pursuing her master’s at Georgetown University studying Public Relations & Corporate Communications. In 2022, she graduated from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) cum laude with a double-major in Political Science (concentration in American Politics) and Communication Studies. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa (PBK), America’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society. Prior to joining the Helsinki Commission, Chloé served as the communications intern for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC). She also interned at the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Public Affairs through all of 2021. Chloé grew up in New York City; she is bilingual in English and in French. In her free time, she enjoys running, skiing, practicing hot yoga, and rooting for the New York City Football Club.

Alanna Margulies, Communications Fellow, is a Master of Arts in International Relations candidate at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies where she focuses on Security, Strategy & Statecraft and Asia. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University in May 2022 with a BA in International Studies and History, winning the Arthur Kouguell Memorial Prize for her senior thesis, “Baltimore School for the Arts and the City that Built It.” Prior to joining the Helsinki Commission, Alanna served as an intern at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee where she supported the communications and international security teams. Alanna speaks French and Hebrew. In her free time, she enjoys taking in live music, rooting for the Yankees, and biking around D.C.


Helsinki Commission Interns

Kyle Garrett, graduated from The University of Alabama in 2023 with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration. Prior to joining the Helsinki Commission, he served as a congressional intern for Joe Wilson for two years. He is eager to gain experience in foreign relations and international affairs. From Alexandria, VA, Kyle has been a lifelong DC sports fan and enjoys attending games and spending time with friends and family.


Former Kampelman Fellows

Summer 2023

Ian Gilchrist (Policy)

Zachary Stoor (Policy)

Beth Wiesinger (Communications)

Spring 2023

Georgiy Kent (Policy)

Diana Sosa (Policy)

Beth Wiesinger (Communications)

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)