Three Dyson students—Yara Ammar ’26, Film and Screen Studies; Ellis Clay ’25, Peace and Justice Studies and Political Science; and Mariana Rojas ’26, Environmental Studies and Sociology/Anthropology—have been selected for the prestigious Jeanette K. Watson Fellowship, a three-year cohort experience that connects students to funded internship opportunities across the country and abroad.
Professor of History Bill Offutt, PhD, Pace’s faculty advisor for the fellowship, noted that this is the first year in his tenure that Pace has had three students selected. The highly competitive program takes four applications from each of 12 New York City participating schools for 48 total applicants, from which the final 15 Fellows are selected.
Fellows are connected to three funded summer internships over the course of the program at leading nonprofit, for-profit, and government organizations in the United States and abroad, encouraging them to explore different career paths and fields of interest. Watson Fellows also attend cultural events and skill-building seminars, receive $2,000 in a “discovery fund” for conferences and entrepreneurial endeavors, and are connected to a Watson mentor.