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For our Scholars, success in college is only the beginning. Our alumnae are hardworking and driven women at the forefront of their fields. Whether they have continued on to higher academic pursuits, launched careers across the professional spectrum, or are doing something entirely different, they inspire us every day! If you are a JFEW alumna, we would love to hear from you. Please email us at info (at) jfew (dot) org to let us know what you're up to.


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Meet our JFEW Alumna, Pauline Selene Syrnik

Posted By Jamie Spence, Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Updated: Monday, February 5, 2018


Pauline is a graduate of Hunter College and is currently studying at Yale Law School. She will be interning this summer at The United States Department of Justice in the Criminal Division - Office of Policy and Legislation. After she graduates, she is hoping to do policy and advocacy work in order to reform our criminal justice and prison system.

When asked the advice she would have given herself before graduating she stated, "It would have been to cultivate friendships that will leave you inspired and yearning for more. If you surround yourself with good people then you will always be happy and trying to change the world for the better.”

Pauline, you are an inspiration and you give wonderful advice!

Tags:  Hunter College 

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JFEW Alumna Dara Frank moved to Israel after graduation

Posted By Jamie Spence, Friday, February 17, 2017
Updated: Monday, February 5, 2018


Dara is a JFEW alumna, and recent graduate of Kenyon College! After graduating, Dara moved to Israel where she co-founded and directed the Israeli-Palestinian dialogue non-profit organization, Tiyul Rihla Trip. While there, she also completed a master's degree in International Relations at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Now that she is back in New York, Dara is working at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP as a compliance analyst.

The advice she would have given herself before graduating is, "Learn more about personal finance and how to save money. Also, I found that serving in leadership positions (i.e treasurer, secretary, president) for clubs or teams in college is a really good way to learn skills that are transferable to jobs once you graduate."

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Meet JFEW Alumna, Isis McIntosh Green

Posted By Jamie Spence, Thursday, February 9, 2017
Updated: Monday, December 18, 2017


Our JFEW alumna, Isis, is a recent graduate of Binghamton University!

She is currently completing a Master of Arts in Political Science at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, and is also a Legislative Fellow at the New York State Senate for Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Vice Chair of the Democratic Conference and Ranking Minority Leader of the Higher Education Committee.

When asked for the advice she would have given herself before graduating she stated, "I would have told myself to study abroad to immerse in a different culture.”

Tags:  Binghamton University  SUNY International Relations Scholar 

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JFEW Alumna Michelle Neiman shared her career inspiration

Posted By Jamie Spence, Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, March 6, 2018


After graduating from Stern College for Women, Michelle spent her summer working at Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special, where children suffering from serious or chronic illnesses participate in a medically supervised overnight camp experience.

Her experience working at Camp Simcha inspired her to pursue a career as a research assistant in a molecular pharmacology lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and later at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research. Most recently, Michelle was accepted to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine!

The advice she would have given herself before graduating is, "Never stop looking for opportunities to advance.”

Tags:  Stern College 

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Congratulations to our JFEW Alumna, Peace

Posted By Jamie Spence, Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, December 12, 2017


"JFEW was one of the most rewarding experiences. It made my undergrad career fulfilling, and I would do it all over again if I could. I highly recommend this scholarship to students who are passionate about pursuing public service!"

Our JFEW Scholar Peace Titilawo recently graduated from Hunter College, and she was recognized at her ceremony by Hunter College president, Jennifer Raab for her many undergraduate accomplishments!

Peace's plans after graduation are to work full-time and eventually return to school for an MBA or MPA. We can't wait to see what the future has in store for her!

Tags:  Hunter College 

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Our JFEW Alumna Mahoua is studying for the MCAT

Posted By Jamie Spence, Friday, June 10, 2016
Updated: Monday, March 5, 2018


JFEW Alumna, Mahoua Kane, just graduated from Lehman College, and is about to take the MCAT so she can apply to medical school next year!

Her advice to future and current scholars is, "College can definitely test your determination and patience in a multitude of ways. But every time you feel like you cannot do something, ask yourself, 'Why did I decide to do this in the first place?' The realization of your ultimate goal will allow you to continue striving. Plus, you MUST find a mentor, whether it is at your home, school, or someone who has walked the path that you want to engage on."

Tags:  Lehman College 

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Congratulations to JFEW Alumna, Parmjeet

Posted By Jamie Spence, Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Congratulations to our new graduate Parmjeet Kaur, a JFEW Hunter College Eleanor Roosevelt Scholar!

Next up, Parmjeet will pursue a master's degree at CUNY School of Public Health, focusing on Community Health Education. Her advice to new students is, "Have an open mind. Not everything pieces together like you expected, but it's important to know that you will end up where you need to be."

Tags:  Hunter College  JFEW Roosevelt House Scholars 

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JFEW Alumna Martha Quituisaca graduated with honors

Posted By Jamie Spence, Saturday, June 4, 2016
Updated: Monday, December 18, 2017


Our JFEW SUNY Scholar, Martha Cecilia Quituisaca, recently graduated with honors from Binghamton University!

Martha intends to continue her studies with a master's degree in Public Administration. Her advice to future and current scholars is to "Never let your fear of striking out keep you from doing something. There are times when you will fail, but never let that discourage you from pursing your dreams. Don't see your failures as failures, see them as learning moments. Always remember to be thankful and humble as these two qualities will get you far in life."

Tags:  Binghamton University 

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We are proud of JFEW Alumna Bridget Sumser

Posted By Jamie Spence, Friday, February 26, 2016
Updated: Monday, March 12, 2018


Congratulations to our JFEW alumna, and NYU Silver School of Social Work graduate, Bridget Sumser for receiving the prestigious Award for Emerging Leader in Palliative Social Work from the Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network for her exemplary work and contribution to the field of palliative and end of life care!

Currently, Bridget is a clinical social worker for the Adult Palliative Care Service at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center and says her practice is rooted in a "deep commitment to social justice issues in health care and a focus on whole person, whole family care."

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JFEW Alumna Bojkena Selmanaj is a registered nurse

Posted By Jamie Spence, Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Meet JFEW alum Bojkena, graduate of New York City College of Technology! Bojkena is now a registered nurse at New York Methodist Hospital.

Her advice for current Scholars studying nursing is, "Study hard, appreciate the JFEW scholarship, and learn as much as possible in your internship. Nursing school can be stressful; sometimes you don't think you can do it and want to quit. Don't ever quit. If you fail a class, remember FAIL means 'First Attempt In Learning'. Stay positive!"

Tags:  City Tech 

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