“Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are.”



Gardner Fellows experience service leadership across all sectors, including mentors at all levels of the government—from senators, Congressmembers, governors, mayors to agency heads and more. Following their fellowship year, one-third of JGFA alumni to date have gone on to work in government positions, and even more continue their careers at non-profits and NGOs.


Audrey Huynh

2019 – Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition; Washington, DC Mentor: Claudia Cubas, Litigation Director

Andrea Flores

2019 – America’s Voice Education Fund; Washington, DC Mentor: Ur Jaddou; Director of Department of Homeland Security Watch

Samuel Feineh

2019 – Vera Institute of Justice; New York, NY Mentors: Jim Parsons, Vice President and Research Director; Insha Rahman, Director of Strategy and New Initiatives

Anthony Carrasco

2019 – Compass Family Services; San Francisco, CA Mentor: Erica Kisch, LCSW, Executive Director

Kevin Klyman

2019 – United Nations Global Pulse, New York City Mentor:  Robert Kirkpatrick, Director of United Nations Global Pulse

Mayra Lozano

2019 – Immigrant Defenders Law Center Mentor: Joyce L. Noche, Esq., Legal Services Director Mentor: Yliana Johansen-Mendez, Legal Services Director