Carnegie Mellon University
April 17, 2013

News Brief: Two From Carnegie Mellon Named 2013 Robert Bosch Foundation Fellows

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PITTSBURGH—The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program, designed to provide young American leaders with a yearlong professional exchange program in Germany and the European Union, has announced its 2013 Fellows. Carnegie Mellon University alumna Faith Hall (DC'02) and graduate student Riley Ohlson (HNZ'13) are among the 19 recipients.

Robert Bosch Stiftung funds the fellowship program to "develop a new generation of Americans committed to strengthening transatlantic relations." The 2013 fellowship class is made up of aspiring leaders from across the country in fields from international affairs and journalism to health care and defense and economic policy.

Following an intensive language instruction period in their hometowns, the fellows will spend the summer in Berlin receiving group language training. In September, they will begin a series of three professional seminars across Europe and two work assignments at leading German institutions.

Hall, who majored in anthropology and German in CMU's Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, received her Master of Arts in City and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009. She has worked as a community planner for the U.S. Department of Transportation and as a legislative fellow for the office of U.S. Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey. Her fellowship focus will be land use and transportation planning.

Ohlson is expected to complete his Master of Science in Public Policy from CMU's Heinz College this year. He received his bachelor's degree in English from the University of New Hampshire in 2004. Previously, he was associate director of legislation and government affairs for the Massachusetts Nurses Association and a negotiating committee member for the Professional Employees Union. Ohlson's fellowship focus will be industrial policy.

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