Urban Fellows ~ The Class of 2005-2006


 Chike Aguh Jr

Chike Aguh Jr.
Chike is a 2005 graduate of Tufts University where he majored in Political Science. He is a native of New Jersey.

Placement: Department of Education, Youth Development and School Community Services

 Doreen Brady

Doreen Brady
Doreen is a 2005 graduate of Medgar Evers College of CUNY, where she majored in Psychology. She is a native of Brooklyn, New York.

Placement: Administration for Children's Services, Commissioner's Office

 Victoria Cantrella

Victoria Cantrella
Victoria is a 2005 graduate of Rutgers University where she majored in Political Science and Psychology. She is a native of New Jersey.

Placement: Law Department, Family Court Division

 Roy Cervantes

Roy Cervantes
Roy is a 2003 graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles, where he majored in Sociology and Asian American Studies. He is a native of California.

Placement: Department of Education, Special Projects, Youth Development

 Liliana Diaz Hidalgo

Liliana Diaz Hidalgo
Liliana is a 2005 graduate of Cornell University where she majored in Sociology. She is a native of Bronx, New York.

Placement: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of the Associate Commissioner for Health Care Access and Improvement, Take Care New York Program

 Caitlin Dourmaskin

Caitlin Dourmashkin
Caitlin is a 2005 graduate of Fordham University where she majored in Political Science. She is from western Massachusetts.

Placement: Small Business Services, Commissioner's Office

 Sean Driscoll

Sean Driscoll
Sean is a 2004 graduate of the University of Virginia where he majored in Political Science and Social Thought. He is a native of Queens.

Placement: NYC Police Department, Office of Management Analysis & Planning

 James DuVernay

James DuVernay
James is a 2003 graduate of Hamilton College where he majored in Public Policy and French. He is a native of New Jersey.

Placement: Office of Emergency Management, Communications

 

Joseph Fleischman
Joseph is a 2005 graduate of Hunter College of CUNY where he majored in Geography and Latin American Studies. He is a native of New York City.

Placement: Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, Office of the Chief Information Officer

"The nine months goes by quick, so take advantage of all the opportunities that are available"

 Erica Franklin

Erica Franklin
Erica is a 2005 graduate of Yale College where she majored in Political Science. She is a native of the state of Washington.

Placement: Department of Correction, Programs and Discharge Planning

"The Urban Fellows program provides an unparalleled opportunity to observe and operate within the upper echelons of city government almost immediately after graduating from college. I would recommend this program wholeheartedly to anyone with a serious interest in public policy."

Mustafa Hermanstyne
Mustafa is a 2004 graduate of Bucknell University where he majored in Political Science and Economics. He is a native of Brooklyn, New York.

Placement: Economic Development Corporation, Property Management

 Kathryn Hunt

Kathy Hunt
Kathy is a 2005 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where she majored in Political Science. She is a native of Pennsylvania.

Placement: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Correctional Public Health

"The Fellowship facilitated a work placement that gave me an eye-opening experience with agencies' frontline services and supplemented it with program activities that gave me insight into the highest levels of New York City's government."

 Katerina Kelman

Katherine Kelman
Katherine is a 2005 graduate of Stanford University where she majored in Political Science and Urban Studies. She is a native of New York.

Placement: Governor's Island Preservation and Education Corporation, Office of the Senior Vice President

 Cristina Limas

Cristina Limas
Cristina is a 2005 graduate of University of Texas at Austin where she majored in Communications and Politics. She is a native of Texas.

Placement: Human Resources Administration, Constituent and Community Affairs

"The Urban Fellows program provided me with the opportunity to work in resolving some of the city's toughest problems. It also gave me the opportunity to meet some of the brightest, most caring and creative individuals in the nation. My time here was more than a learning experience, but a life enriching experience."

 Jonah Lowenfeld

Jonah Lowenfeld
Jonah is a 2003 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he majored in Intellectual History. He has also achieved a 2004 Master of Science Degree in Architectural History from the University of London. He is a native of New York.

Placement: Department of Consumer Affairs, Commissioner's Office

 Jewel McGowan

Jewel McGowan
Jewel is a 2005 graduate of Syracuse University where she majored in Political Science and Policy Studies. She is a native of Brooklyn, New York.

Placement: Administration for Children's Services, Analysis and Planning

 Caroline McKay

Caroline McKay
Caroline is a 2005 graduate of Harvard College where she majored in History focusing on Imperialism and African history. She is a native of Illinois.

Placement: Administration for Children's Services, Child Care and Head Start

"I couldn't have asked for a better experience between college and law school. As an Urban Fellow, I had the chance to get an inside look at government, policy-making and service-delivery that would have not been available to me otherwise. The Fellowship confirmed my interest in pursuing public service as a career, and exposed me to social issues that I hadn't previously known I was interested in."

 Leslie Miller

Leslie Miller
Leslie is a 2005 graduate of the Stern School of Business, New York University where she majored in Economics. She is a native of New York.

Placement: Mayor's Office, Manufacturing and Industrial Businesses

 Zaid Mohiuddin

Zaid Mohiuddin
Zaid is a 2005 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he majored in Social Systems and American Public Policy and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. He is a native of Pennsylvania.

Placement: World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs

 Tobin Nelson

Tobin Nelson
Tobin is a 2003 graduate of Valparaiso University where he majored in Business Administration. He is a native of Indiana.

Placement: Department of Parks and Recreation, Management and Budget

 Takuro Noguchi

Takuro Noguchi
Takuro is a 2005 graduate of Brown University where he majored in History. He is a native of Missouri.

Placement: Small Business Services, NYC Business Solutions: Hiring and Training

 David Pedulla

David Pedulla
David is a 2004 graduate of Boston College where he majored in History. He is a native of Massachusetts.

Placement: Department of Homeless Services, Commissioner's Office

 Charlene Piper

Charlene Piper
Charlene is a 2005 graduate of Brooklyn College of CUNY where she majored in Psychology and Political Science. She is a native of Brooklyn, New York.

Placement: Department of Aging, Office of Management Analysis and Planning

 Dmytro Pokhlko

Dmytro Pokhylko
Dmytro is a 2004 graduate of Baruch College where he majored in Business Administration. He also achieved a B.S. degree in Economics from the Institute of Business and Advanced Technology in the Ukraine. He is a native of Ukraine now living in Brooklyn, New York.

Placement: Economic Development Corporation, Strategic Planning

 Aarti ReddiAarti Reddy
Aarti is a 2005 graduate of Cornell University where she majored in Communications. She is a native of Michigan.

Department of Homeless Services, Office of the General Counsel/Legal Affairs