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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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We are so proud of JFEW Alumna, Ashley Dennis

Posted By Jamie Spence, Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Updated: Monday, April 16, 2018


Ashley, a graduate of Hunter College, was recently awarded the prestigious Gilder Lehrman History Award. She spent this past summer conducting original historical research as an intern at The Library Company of Philadelphia. Ashley is currently a Ph.D. student in the Northwestern Department of African American Studies. Her research is focused on black women educators in Northern cities during the mid-twentieth century.

The advice she would have given herself before graduating is, “Don’t worry if things do not go according to plan; work hard, have faith and everything will be fine."

Tags:  Hunter College 

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Check out our JFEW Alumna, Victoria Rose

Posted By Jamie Spence, Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, February 27, 2018


Meet JFEW alumna Victoria Rose, a graduate of Hunter College! Victoria is currently working as the Executive Administrative Assistant to the Dean's of the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. She is also currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Corporate Communication at Baruch College Weissman School of Arts and Sciences. After graduating, Victoria is planning to work in communications.

Her advice to current and future JFEW Scholars is, “Cherish the friendships and connections you make within the program, keep in touch with everyone as much as possible, and seize every opportunity to make a positive contribution to the world."

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JFEW Alumna Gabrielle gives inspiring advice

Posted By Jamie Spence, Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Updated: Monday, December 18, 2017


Meet JFEW alumna, Gabrielle, graduate of Hunter College! Since graduation, Gabrielle has been working at Cion Investment Management as an associate in their compliance department. Now she is transitioning back into public policy and is searching for the perfect opportunity. In her spare time, Gabrielle has maintained her French language skills by taking classes at the French Institute Alliance Française, and she is passionate about traveling as much as possible with her husband and their two dogs!

When asked for the advice she would have given herself before graduating Gabrielle stated, "I would tell myself to never lose the creativity and ideas gained as an undergraduate. Sitting at a desk all day often makes it hard to see beyond filing papers and crafting excel spreadsheets. It's difficult to remember that before we entered the work force we had innovative ideas and a passion to fuel change. I urge you to never forget those nuggets of inspiration. Continue to seek out the things that motivates you most, and which makes you feel whole. Volunteer, take a class and reach out to an old professor. All of these things will help rekindle the agent of change within us.”

Tags:  Hunter College 

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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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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!

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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."

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