Jefferson Fellow in Social Financing | Environmental Sustainability
Nathan is a second-year at UVA studying Politics and Economics. In his first two years, he has discovered a passion for involvement in the Charlottesville community. Through his work as Education Director for the Community Honor Fund, a student-run non-profit, Nathan has explored the impact of microloans for low-income residents of Charlottesville that have been victimized by predatory lending. The most impactful part of this process has been the ability to engage with community members and organizations to bring about positive change for residents that need help. He hopes to apply this experience to additional communities as works as a Fellow at the Pay for Success Lab. After graduation, he hopes to continue to work with the issues of poverty and income inequality through public policy initiatives.
Jefferson Fellow in Social Financing | Childhood Asthma
Jordan is a third year studying Political & Social Thought and Economics. She serves as the Vice Chair for Sanction for the University Judiciary Committee and an Executive Editor for the Virginia Review of Politics. After she graduates, Jordan hopes to pursue a career in law.
Senior Fellow | Affordable Housing
Kim is in her first year at the University of Virginia pursuing Master of Public Policy and Juris Doctor degrees. Previously, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Boston College. Before returning to pursue graduate school, Kim pursued varied opportunities in the nonprofit, public, and government sectors. Recently, she worked on a project to standardize social impact metrics for impact investors.
Senior Fellow | Juvenile Justice
Olivia is a Third Year participating in the Distinguished Majors Program in Government and is also a candidate for a Master of Public Policy. Olivia currently serves as the Program Director for the Legal Aid Justice Center, a non-profit that provides an array of services to low-income Charlottesville residents, through Madison House. Prior to joining the Lab, Olivia interned in Sullivan & Cromwell’s Pro Bono Department, for a NYC criminal defense firm, and in the Inglewood Courthouse of the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Fellow | Environmental Sustainability
Sisi is a first-year graduate student in Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, studying public policy. Prior to joining the Lab, Sisi interned with NPI, a non-profit organization in China, focusing on social entrepreneurship and philanthropic consultation. After graduation, Sisi hopes to continue researching effective model of solving pressing social problems and eventually run her own social enterprise focused on social entrepreneurship.
Senior Fellow | Strategic Initiatives
Adam is a Fourth Year at the University of Virginia studying Economics and Computer Science. Adam has extensive experience with social enterprises as a member of the SE@UVA Student Advisory Board, winner of the Enactus Social Entrepreneurship Case Competition, and co-founder of microHub. microHub is a venture that provides data analytics and predictive modeling to local NGOs and was launched during the summer of 2016 in Kibuye, Rwanda. Adam hopes to continue studying the relationship between the private and public sectors and eventually run his own social enterprise focused on the entertainment industry.
Fellow | Childhood Asthma
Throughout her time at UVA Ariel has been involved in a variety of on grounds organizations such as UVA Global Medical Brigades, Madison House, Sigma Kappa Sorority, the International Justice Mission and the Class of 2017 Council. She has also served as a research assistant for the UVA Medical School’s Department of Cell Biology & Cancer Center for 2 years, and as a research technician for the UVA Center for Diabetes Technology’s artificial pancreas project. This past summer Ariel also served as Governor’s Fellow for Virginia’s Secretary of Health and Human Resources Dr. William A. Hazel where she studied the opioid crisis, trauma informed care initiates and state-wide health disparities at the Virginia Governor’s Office. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from UVA in May of 2017 and is currently a 2nd year Accelerated Master of Public Policy student studying health policy at the Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy.
Fellow | Affordable Housing
Molly Martin is a Master of Public Policy candidate in the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish. She worked in Nashville, Tennessee, for three years helping facilitate systems change to end homelessness as an AmeriCorps VISTA, and working in nonprofit development for The Contributor, a nonprofit street newspaper sold by people experiencing homelessness and poverty. Molly's areas of interest include creating economic opportunities through social enterprise, and integrating community systems to improve access to resources for people living in poverty. As a Fellow in the Pay for Success Lab, Molly is researching the impact the PFS private-public partnership may have on affordable housing financing in urban areas across the United States.
Fellow | Environmental Sustainability
Ramya is a third year at the University of Virginia pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science. She is also a first year Accelerated Master of Public Policy candidate through the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Ramya has worked to create economic opportunities via microfinance for entrepreneurs in India and South Africa, and brings experience providing pro-bono consulting for a Paris based startup through the Virginia Consulting Group. Her primary interests lie in international development and sustainable social policy. She hopes to continue studying the relationships between the public and private sectors and ultimately work in the humanitarian sphere.
Senior Fellow | Research
Stefano Rumi specializes in affordable low-income housing in urban areas across the United States. He just completed a comprehensive report, Our Neighborhood, Our Community, in partnership with the NHP Foundation exploring PFS opportunities to fund affordable housing units. A fourth year Jefferson and Echols Scholar at the University, Stefano’s academic passion lies in researching sustainable social policy to address poverty and social inequity in today’s society. As a student board member of Social Entrepreneurship at UVA, Stefano pushed to bring more opportunities to student entrepreneurs interested in social change. He is currently in his final year of a BA in Sociology and Social Entrepreneurship. Stefano lives off Rugby Road with two opossums and a tabby cat (all named Olivier) who can be found romping around in the front yard on a sunny day.
Senior Advisor | Juvenile Justice
Evan Vahouny is a Consultant at The Lewin Group, Board Member at OAR of Fairfax County, and Strategic Adviser to the University of Virginia Pay for Success Lab. Evan brings nearly five years of experience in health care policy analysis and program development, with a specialty in behavioral health and justice interventions. Prior to his current positions, Evan served as a Senior Fellow at New Sector Alliance, helping to leverage cross-sector collaborations that promote peer support among Veterans, and also worked at the Department of Justice and the Office of Senator Jim Webb. Evan holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Virginia.
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