Rebecca Eppler majored in International Studies at the University of the North Florida for undergrad and studied abroad in Germany. After graduating, she worked at a non-profit for three years that partnered with the U.S. State Department promoting citizen diplomacy. She is currently focusing on the Syrian refugee crisis in Europe, and is in the certificate program for Refugee and Humanitarian Emergencies. As a recipient of the 2017 Summer Fellowship, she will work in Germany over the summer. Rebecca is a Research Assistant for the Georgetown University Center for Social Justice.
Kayla Elson intends to work in either the nonprofit or government sector promoting dialogue, mediation, and strategies of conflict transformation. Her interests include conflict and peacebuilding in African regions and the role of religion, race, and ethnicity in conflict. Before studying at Georgetown University, she was an AmeriCorps member for Community Mediation Maryland, serving as a mediator and teaching conflict management skills to students. She has also interned in Uganda for a nonprofit organization, ChildVoice International.