Former Graduate and Junior Fellows

Alden E. Stoner

Advisory Board Member, Former Global Fellow Alden E. Stoner is a film producer with several projects in development. She serves on the Center for Communication Leadership & Policy’s advisory board, and she was also CCLP’s inaugural global fellow from 2009 to 2010.

Ariel Fox

Law Fellow Ariel Fox, a graduate of Harvard College and Law School, was the Center for Communication
Leadership and Policy’s 2009-2010 Law Fellow. She will begin work in intellectual property litigation in Washington, D.C. Her work at the Center was focused on legal issues affecting news media and news producers.

Aviya McGuire

Aviya McGuire was the 2013-14 Junior Fellow for CCLP. 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.

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.

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. Prior to his enrollment Evan lived abroad for several years.

Genet Berhane

Law Fellow Genet Berhane, a graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School, joined CCLP as a Law Fellow in January 2011. While at Vanderbilt, she served as editor-in-chief of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. Genet, a Gates Millennium Scholar, earned her BFA in Film & Television Production.

Isaac Rottman

Junior Fellow Isaac Rottman joined CCLP as a Junior Fellow in July 2012. 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.

John Hrabe

Graduate Fellow John Hrabe provides research and program assistance for numerous CCLP projects, including the Reagan Centennial, Trafficking in Persons, and CCLP’s latest project on civic discourse. Hrabe joined CCLP in August 2010, after completing his Master’s degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Justin Chapman

Justin Chapman is an author, journalist, travel writer, actor, musician, and politician. He served as CCLP’s Project Fellow from December 2014 to April 2016 and 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.

Kelsey Browne

Research Associate, Annenberg Family Chair in Communication Leadership Kelsey Browne served as a 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.

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.

Lauren Schultz

Lauren Schultz 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.

Lauren Weinzimmer

Junior Fellow Lauren Weinzimmer joined CCLP as a Junior Fellow in August 2011. 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.

Liz Krane

Liz Krane was the web and IT coordinator for CCLP from winter 2013 to fall 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.

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.

Monica Alba

Junior Fellow Monica Alba 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).

Rebecca Shapiro

Junior Fellow Rebecca Shapiro served as a junior fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy from 2008 to 2010. She graduated in May 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a minor in Advertising from USC Annenberg.

Sarah Ledesma

Web Content Coordiantor Sarah Ledesma is the Web & IT coordinator at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy (CCLP). Her primary role at the center is to effectively curate and coordinate content related to CCLP’s research initiatives and effectively disperse said information across all online platforms.

Tala Mohebi

Graduate Fellow Tala Mohebi is a second year 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.

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.