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Three seniors awarded Gardner Public Service Fellowships
STANFORD -- Stanford seniors Russell Calleros, Ying-Ying Goh and Rachel Maddow have been awarded John Gardner Public Service Fellowships for 1994-95.
The 11-month fellowships, which carry a stipend of $15,000, offer new graduates an opportunity to work in the public sector under the guidance of a mentor. Fellowships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, public ser vice commitment and leadership potential.
Calleros will graduate with honors in political science. His thesis examines models for improving race relations in Los Angeles through political means. He plans to spend his fellowship year in Los Angeles or Washington, D.C., in politics. After his fellowship tenure, he intends to earn a graduate degree in public policy.
Calleros has been active in campus politics as an Associated Students senator, chairman of the People's Platform party and co-chair of the L.A. Relief Fund-Raising Committee, which raised money for victims of the 1992 Los Angel es riots. He has been involved in the Chicano-Latino community through Project Motivation, MEChA and Ballet Folklorico de Stanford. He also has served as a tutor for Students Offering Alternative Realities and as a Christian Life Commu nity leader, and is active in the Catholic community at Stanford.
Goh will receive her degree in public policy with a concentration in health policy. She also has completed premedical course work and plans eventually to attend medical school. She held a summer internship with the U.S. Departm ent of Health and Human Services, where she analyzed the Medicare and Medicaid sections of President Clinton's Health Security Act. Her interests include public health, health economics, and women's and children's health issues, and sh e plans to spend her fellowship year working in one of those areas.
While at Stanford, Goh served for two years as an Associated Students senator and was elected to the Council of Presidents. As one of the founders of the Student Advisory Group on Undergraduate Education, she helped garner stud ent input for the university Commission on Undergraduate Education. Goh also served as a workshop director for the "You Can Make a Difference" conference and volunteered with Generation Linkage, Alpha Phi Omega and the Arbor Free Clini c. She has been an active member of the Asian American community, working to create an Asian American studies major and to increase faculty diversity.
Maddow majored in public policy with a concentration in health care and received honors in the Program in Ethics in Society. Her honors thesis, which argues that the political landscape of the AIDS crisis has been greatly influ enced by the dehumanization of gay men and lesbians, and that activists' responses to the crisis can be evaluated according to their ability to undermine this dehumanization, was recently recognized by the Elie Wiesel Foundation in New York for the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics.
Maddow has worked on health care policy at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics in Philadelphia, and as a Stanford in Government-James and Charles Ludlam Health Policy Fellow at the National Leadership Coalition for Health Care Reform in Washington, D.C. She will spend her fellowship year studying AIDS policy in San Francisco.
While at Stanford, Maddow co-directed the Stanford AIDS Education Project and Ye Olde Safer Sex Shoppe. She developed a training program for peer HIV education and several workshop presentations. She has been active with the Le sbian, Gay and Bisexual Community Center; the Bisexual, Gay and Lesbian Alliance at Stanford; and the Coalition for Dignity and Justice at Webb Ranch. She also has been involved with Women's Health Action and Mobilization in Philadelph ia, ACT-UP Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., and Empty the Shelters in San Francisco.
The John Gardner Public Service Fellowship program honors Gardner, the Miriam and Peter Haas Centennial Professor of Public Service; former secretary of health, education and welfare; and founder of Common Cause and Independent Sector. The program was created in 1984 to foster in new graduates a sense of civic responsibility and leadership.
Fellowships are awarded each year to three seniors at each of Gardner's alma maters, Stanford and the University of California-Berkeley. The Gardner Fellowships at Stanford are administered by the Haas Center for Public Service .
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