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Meet our 2013 Karel Fellows


Gabriela Gomez is an International Relations major in the Class of 2015 at Montgomery College. While on campus, Gabriela has participated in Women Who Care Ministries and Black Mountain Community Gardens.

Gabriela will be hosted by the Latino Economic Development Center, whose mission is to be a driver of the economic and social advancement of low- and moderate-income Latinos through financial literacy education and financial services.



Thaddaeus Gregory is a rising junior at Carleton College majoring in Sociology/Anthropology. He plays on the Carleton Baseball Team and has been involved in the Rainier Scholars program since 2004.

Thaddaeus will spend summer 2013 with the Campaign for Youth Justice. This organization works with state-based campaigns to stop the trial, sentencing and incarceration of youth under 18 in the adult criminal justice system.

alvin-kimAlvin Kim is a rising senior at Macalester College with a major in English Literature. Alvin is the Co-Chair of the Queer Union at Macalester College and founded the College's chapter of MN United for All Families to campaign against MN marriage amendment.

Alvin will spend his summer with the YWCA National Capital Area working toward providing women and their families with programs that foster independence, economic stability and overall well being.


Samir Rachid is a rising senior at Carleton College majoring in Mathematics/Statistics with a concentration in French and Francophone Studies. Samir is the Program Director with Books for Africa, an organization at Carleton College that collects books from the College community and distributes them to over 45 countries.

Samir will be hosted by Education Trust, an organization that aims to reduce the achievement gap by promoting high academic achievement, especially among students from low-income families and/or with racial/ethnic minority backgrounds.


Mina Radman is a rising junior at University of Florida pursuing a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Journalism with a minor in Business Administration. Mina is the Founder and President of the Delta Nu Zeta sorority, which fosters relationships among UF women who cannot afford or feel like they do not fit into the mold of a Panhellenic sorority.

Mina will be working with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, an organization that advocates for public policies preventing kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke.


Vicky Rodriguez is a rising junior at Franklin and Marshall College with a major in Psychology. Vicky works with the College's Health Services office as a Peer Health Educator, raising awareness on campus about physical, mental, and emotional health.

Vicky will be working with Casa de Maryland, an organization formed in response to the needs of Central Americans fleeing to the DC area from wars and civil strife in their home countries. CASA advocates on behalf of low-income immigrants to improve their quality of life.


Roland Walker is pursuing a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Public Relations at University of Florida. Roland changed majors from Mechanical Engineering to Public Relations after discovering a passion for public interest communications and youth engagement.

Roland has been placed with DC SCORES, which uses an after-school program model to provide youth with exposure to the arts, athletics, and academic support to enrich and improve students' lives.