2012 HPJ Fellows

Elizabeth Fryberger

A recent graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Elizabeth Fryberger is a health educator as well as a health advocate. A Phi Beta Kappa scholar and the recipient of two scholarships, she received her bachelor’s degree in Communication, with a minor in Ethnic Studies. Her advocacy has led her to serve with several associations, including Community Health, the University of Colorado’s public health program. She has also provided peer health education, counseling, and screening as an on-campus community health coordinator and certified HIV Tester.

Alayah Glenn

A rising junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Alayah Glenn is an active proponent of social justice, human rights, and legal advocacy. She fills multiple roles as the Associate Director of Mentoring in the Movement of Youth, the Membership and Elections Chair of the Black Student Movement, and a Counsel for UNC’s Office of the Honor Court. She also served as researcher and organizer for the Carolina Forum for Encouraging Minority Male Success, an event in January 2012 that brought together distinguished Carolina faculty and student leaders to address disparities facing minority males in higher education.

Kevin Ji

A rising senior at UNC Chapel-Hill, Kevin Ji is committed to establishing strong relational connections between institutions and the groups they serve. As a Public Policy and Mathematics double major, he has worked in grassroots development through a community-level NGO on the Thai-Burma border and has devoted both thought and action to addressing the root causes of homelessness and poverty locally. Kevin previously served as a co-chair of the Homeless Outreach Poverty Eradication (HOPE) committee of the UNC Campus Y and now works closely with the Community Empowerment Fund (CEF) as a Team Leader and with HOPE Gardens.

Samer Khatib

A rising junior studying at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, Samer Khatib is seeking a B.S. in Business Administration with a dual emphasis in Finance and Consulting. His personal approach is to institute change through entrepreneurship, a passion that he has explored through an intensive summer internship with CitiBank in Amman, Jordan, and this past year, as a Goodmon Fellow with the Leadership Triangle in North Carolina. His volunteer work includes serving with the Chapel Hill and Carrboro Human Rights Center and co-founding the non-profit organization Play Street Soccer.

Mark Laichena

Mark Laichena is a graduate from UNC, where he was a Morehead-Cain scholar and majored in political science and peace, war and defense, with a minor in information systems.  He is interested in the potential for achieving social change through innovation in government and the social sector, and has interned for McKinsey & Company in Washington, D.C., and for Ashoka fellow Raghda Butros at Ruwwad in Amman, Jordan. While at UNC, Mark was vice-president of the campus’s chapter of the Roosevelt Institute, managed the social venture Hunger Lunch, and was a three-year mentor for the Scholars’ Latino Initiative. He also completed a semester internship at the Pew Research Center and wrote a weekly column for The Daily Tar Heel, UNC’s student newspaper.

Hayat Mohamed

Hayat Mohamed is an English and Pre-law major and rising junior at Tougaloo College in Mississippi, with future aspirations of working in the public policy field and implementing change in her community. She recently completed an internship at the Mississippi state legislature, during which she researched bills and policies and wrote informational briefs. An accomplished student, she was invited to a national conference in 2011 to present her research on the psychological impact of Hurricane Katrina on youth. She also volunteers as a tutor, helping peers in several academic subjects.

Lindsay Rosenfeld

A rising senior at UNC, Lindsay Rosenfeld is a Morehead-Cain Scholar pursuing a double major in Global Studies and Anthropology. She is a dedicated storyteller through photography and videography, and her interest in social justice led her to work as a team photographer with Silent Images, a non-profit organization that seeks to educate and advocate through photography. With the organization, she spent the summer of 2011 in Uganda, documenting six different local non-profits. For the past three years she has provided support for survivors of sexual violence as a companion at the Orange County Rape Crisis Center.