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2020-21 Marshall Memorial Fellows

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) awards 75 Marshall Memorial Fellowships each year. Recipients come from the public and private sector and exhibit a profound sense of integrity, a proven ability to apply knowledge and leverage networks, and a desire to effect real and sustainable change, among other criteria. If you would like to nominate someone for this opportunity or benefit from it yourself, please visit our How to Apply page.

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Ahnna Smith
Executive Director
Workforce Investment Council
Washington, DC

Marko Vesligaj
Mayor of Pregrada & Member of Parliament
Croatia

Ainara Celaya
Economic and International Promotion Manager
Basque Regional Government of Biscay
Spain

Marquettes Robinson
Counsel, Electrical Sector
Eaton Corporation
Ohio, USA

Akos Keller-Alant
Journalist
Magyar Narancs
Hungary

Mary Kombolias
Senior Chemist
United States Government Publishing Office
DC, USA

Aleksandra Jarosiewicz
Executive Director
Solidarity Fund pl
Poland

Matthew Erwin
CEO & Founder
Mindtrend
Georgia, USA

Alexandra Greene
Principal
AMG Strategies
New York, USA

Matthew King
Founder
COMMON Foundation
Colorado, USA

Alissa Shelton
Executive Director & Founder
Brick + Beam Detroit
Michigan, USA

Maysoun Douas
Councilwoman
Madrid City Hall
Spain

Allyson Reaves
Corporate Vice President
CCS Fundraising
New York, USA

Meridith Marshall
CEO
Uncharted
Colorado, USA

Alwyn Spencer
Chief of Staff
UK Cabinet Office
United Kingdom

Michal Brzezinski
Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical University of Gdańsk
Poland

Amir Samandi
Executive Director
Summer of Service
Texas, USA

Mihai Danila
Vice President
Black Rock
United Kingdom

Ashli Nelson
Midwest Regional Lead, Government Relations
McDonalds
Illinois, USA

Milan Krstic
Teaching Assistant / Director of Communications
University of Belgrade
Serbia

Avideh Moussavian
Legislative Director
National Immigration Law Center
Washington, DC, USA

Mordecai Cargill
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
3rd Space Action Lab
Ohio, USA

Beka Kiria
Senior Specialist
Ministry of Defence, Georgia
Georgia

Moritz Holzgraefe
Head of Government Affairs
Axel Springer SE
Germany

Bella Andriasyan
Senior Project Coordinator
KfW Development Bank
Armenia

Nathalie Gatellier
Program Director
Resp Impact Jeunes
France

Camille Kiejman
Head of Content
faberNovel
France

Pasi Eronen
Seconded Civilian Crisis Management Expert
OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine
Finland

Christopher Hundley
Public and Government Relations Director
SEIU Local 668
Pennsylvania, USA

Pavlina Kalousova
Corporate Affairs & Communications Director
Plzeňský Prazdroj
Czechia

Cooper Hefner
Airman
US Airforce
California, USA

Pedro Seabra
Research Fellow
Center for International Studies
Portugal

Diana De Vivo
Senior Stakeholder Engagement Executive
NCI Agency
Belgium

Raphael Chevrier
Bid Manager & Innovation
Arianespace
France

Dumitru Svinarenco
CEO
OCN LLC
Moldova

Rebecca Acuna
Director of Government Affairs
PepsiCo
Texas, USA

Elisaveta Belobradova
CEO
Maiko Mila
Bulgaria

Richard Young
Executive Director
CivicLex
Kentucky, USA

Elizabeth Cravalho
Vice President of Lands
NANA
Alaska, USA

Sabina Maria Ciofu
Head of EU Trade Policy
TechUK
Belgium

Emerald De Leeuw
CEO
EuroComply
Ireland

Sarah Adair
Public Policy Director
Duke Energy
North Carolina, USA

Emily Thome
Vice President
Third Federal Foundation
Ohio, USA

Sarah Jackson
Vice President, Strategy & Public Affairs
Dallas Citizen’s Council
Texas, USA

Erica Jacquez
Commissioner
Los Angeles Civil Service Department
California, USA

Sebastian Schäfer
Office Manager of MP Cem Oezdemir
Green Party of Germany
Germany

Fatima Perez
Regional Manager, State Government Affairs
Koch Industries
Georgia, USA

Sebastian Seidel
Manager
BeWConsulting
Germany

Giulia Pastorella
Cybersecurity and Data Policy Lead
HP Inc
Belgium

Sly Majid
Chief Service Officer
City of Austin
Texas, USA

Iaroslav Gregirchak
Deputy Business Ombudsman
Business Ombudsman Council
Ukraine

Surabhi Pandit
Senior Program Officer
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Michigan, USA

Iulia Criau
Judge
UNJR
Romania

Susan Stanton
Network Lead
ACT Now
Illinois, USA

Jen Barchers
Associate Professor of Humanities
Colorado Mountain College
Colorado, USA

Tamar Gvaramadze
First Deputy Public Defender of Georgia
Georgia

Jennifer Callans
UX Senior Design Researcher
Ford
Michigan, USA

Tena Prelec
Research Fellow
University of Oxford
United Kingdom

Julia Hamaide
Freelance Journalist, Founder
Koi
France

Thomas Koch
Senior Consultant
Deloitte
Texas, USA

Kajal Odedra
Executive Director, UK
Change.Org
United Kingdom

Tyrone Grandison
Founder & President
Data Driven Institute
Seattle, USA

Krzysztof Izdebski
Policy Director
ePaństwo Foundation (EPF)
Poland

Vasileios Ntousas
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Academy Fellow
Royal Institute for International Chatham House
Greece

Liliana Busuioc
Executive Director
Alliance of Small Enterprises
Moldova

Vilas Dhar
Trustee and Chair, Investment Committee
Patrick J. McGovern Foundation
Massachusetts, USA

Lubomila Jordanova
CEO & Founder
PlanA.Earth
Germany

Yevgeniya Gaber
Deputy Director
Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine
Ukraine

Luis Dominguez
Systems Engineer
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California, USA

Zachary Levy
Industry Expert and Sales Leader
DXE
Virginia

Luis Manuel Pinto
Director for Programs and Learning
Learning for Well-Being Foundation
Portugal

Zeynel Ates
Senior Program Officer
International Republican Institute
Turkey

Marian Zachar
National Director
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award
Slovakia

Zuzana Bahulova
Head of Design and Construction
Footwear Research Centre
Czechia

Marianne Lynghøj Pedersen
Partner
Ulveman & Børsting
Denmark