Former Fellows

Former Global Fellows

Alden E. Stoner

Alden E. Stoner was CCLP’s inaugural global fellow from 2009-2010. Alden is a film producer with several projects in development. She also serves on the Center for Communication Leadership & Policy’s advisory board.

Former Law Fellows

Ariel Fox

Ariel Fox was CCLP’s law fellow from 2009-2010. Ariel, a graduate of Harvard College and Law School, works in intellectual property litigation in Washington, D.C. Her work at the Center was focused on legal issues affecting news media and news producers.

Genet Berhane

Genet Berhane was CCLP’s law fellow from 2011-2012. Genet, a graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School, served as editor-in-chief of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. Genet was a Gates Millennium Scholar and earned her BFA in Film & Television Production.

Former Junior Fellows

Rebecca Shapiro

Rebecca Shapiro was CCLP’s junior fellow from 2008-2010. She graduated in May 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a minor in Advertising from USC Annenberg.

Monica Alba

Monica Alba was CCLP’s junior fellow from 2009-2010. Monica is an award-winning, honors graduate of the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism (Class of 2009). She earned her degree in broadcast journalism with minors in international relations and cinematic arts. She is the co-founder of the highly successful Social Issues Film Festival (SI DocFest).

Lauren Weinzimmer

Lauren Weinzimmer was CCLP’s junior fellow from 2011-2012. She is a magna cum laude graduate of USC with Bachelor’s degrees in both Communication (with honors) and English Literature. During her time at USC, Lauren was a research assistant for Faculty Fellow Stacy Smith.

Isaac Rottman

Isaac Rottman was CCLP’s junior fellow from 2012-2013. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in Linguistics and Political Science. During his time at Northwestern, Isaac worked as a research assistant for Dr. Masaya Yoshida.

Aviya McGuire

Aviya McGuire was CCLP’s junior fellow from 2013-14. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, magna cum laude, with a BA in Rhetoric and Peace & Conflict Studies. Before joining CCLP, she interned in Washington, D.C. at the Brookings Institution, and with the Project on Internal Displacement.

Justin Chapman

Justin Chapman was CCLP’s junior fellow from 2014-2016. Justin is an author, journalist, travel writer, actor, musician, and politician. As junior fellow, Justin managed CCLP’s website, wrote articles for its blog, conducted research for its academic reports, and supported its fellows with research on their various projects. He now serves as Communications Associate at the Pacific Council on International Policy and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Diplomacy at USC.

Former Research Fellows

Cindy Martinez

Research Associate Cindy Martinez served as the director of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Services for the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. She attended California State Polytechnic University, Pomona earning a B.S. in Biology. She then went on to receive a Masters of Education in Post-Secondary Administration and Student Affairs.

Erin Kamler

Research Associate Erin Kamler served as a Research Associate at the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy during the spring semester of 2012. She is an award-winning playwright and composer whose interest in public diplomacy began when she studied in Thailand as an AFS exchange student.

María J. Vázquez

Research Associate María J. Vázquez is a Research Associate at the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy and a PhD candidate (ABD) from the University of Navarra in Spain. She has been granted the FPU fellowship from the Spanish government to complete her doctoral studies and obtained her bachelor degree.

Lauren Allison

Lauren Allison is a Fulbright Research Fellow and Special Assistant to Mark Latonero, the Director of Research at the Center on Communication Leadership and Policy. She supports Latonero with reports and conferences, and in coordinating research across the center. Lauren holds an MA in International Relations.

Kelsey Browne

Kelsey Browne served as a Research Associate and project specialist for the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy. She graduated summa cum laude from USC in 2007 with a double degree in broadcast journalism and international relations, and a minor in French.

Zhaleh Boyd

Research Fellow Zhaleh Boyd was a Research Fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy. She worked primarily on the Technology & TIP project, focusing on effective service delivery and building sustainable public-private partnerships for anti-trafficking initiatives. Zhaleh completed her BA in English at Clark Atlanta University.

Former Graduate Fellows

John Hrabe

John Hrabe was CCLP’s graduate fellow from 2010-2011. John provided research and program assistance for numerous CCLP projects, including the Reagan Centennial, Trafficking in Persons, and CCLP’s latest project on civic discourse. John completed his Master’s degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Tala Mohebi

Tala Mohebi was CCLP’s graduate fellow from 2011-2012. Tala is a law student at Harvard Law School. She received her B.A. in International Political Economy from University of California, Berkeley and a Masters in Public Diplomacy from the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.

Former IT and Student Manager Fellows

Lauren Schultz

Lauren Schultz served as the inaugural IT & Student Manager at CCLP from 2010-2011. Lauren graduated from the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, earning her Masters in Communication Management in May 2011. She is a cum laude graduate of Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ with a B.A. in Communication and a minor in musical theory and performance.

Liz Krane

Liz Krane served as the web and IT coordinator at CCLP from 2013-2015. She managed CCLP’s blog, newsletters, and social media, assisted with research and event planning, and did graphic design and web development for CCLP’s special projects.

Evan Jones

Online Media Editor/IT Assistant Evan Jones is currently studying online communities while pursuing his master’s degree in Communication Management at USC. He received his undergraduate degree in film from Ryerson University (Toronto 2004) and is a published journalist and writer.

Sarah Ledesma

Sarah Ledesma served as the Web Content Coordiantor at CCLP from 2012-2013.  Her primary role at the center was to effectively curate and coordinate content related to CCLP’s research initiatives and effectively disperse said information across all online platforms.