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Reynolds Fellows are active social entrepreneurs

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A documentary filmmaker, a former vice president for Teach for America, and a cellist for the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as a lawyer, two M.D. candidates, and five M.B.A. candidates, are among the Reynolds Foundation Fellows for 2007–08.

Established by a gift from the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation, this fellowship enables people with a demonstrated track record in social entrepreneurship to pursue master’s degrees at the Graduate School of Education, the Harvard School of Public Health, or the Kennedy School of Government (KSG). The fellows also participate in a co-curricular program designed by KSG’s Center for Public Leadership that includes leadership skill building, a guest speaker series, and a field trip.

This fall, 19 new Reynolds Foundation Fellows are joining eight who are returning for a second year. Fifteen of the 27 fellows have worked overseas, and 11 have founded their own social enterprises — including a man who was named one of the “Ten Outstanding Persons of the World for Social Enterprise” and another who was included among ABC News’ “People of the Year.” This year’s fellows have worked for organizations such as the Peace Corps and the United Nations Development Programme, and businesses such as Microsoft and Morgan Stanley.

The names of the 2007–08 fellows, grouped according to their School affiliation, follow:

Graduate School of Education: Andrew Amo, Laura Bacon, Eddie Breaux, Jeffrey DeCelles, Tori Hogan, Emily Lin, Ami Magisos, and Mellea Nalli

Harvard School of Public Health: Julian Atim, Lindsey Cole, Jennifer Katz, Maya Roberts, Andrew Shin, and Bina Valsangkar

Kennedy School of Government: Maxwell Anderson, Rye Barcott, Barrett-Osahar Berry, Illac Diaz, Peter Howard, Jared Liederman, Jessica Lin, Darrin McKeever, Shannon Music, Justin Pasquariello, Uri Pomerantz, Suba Sivakumaran, and Paris Wallace.