Meet The Fellows
Brenna Fisher Criminology and Sociology Major
Being the best person you can be while helping others and serving your community are fundamental tenet that help define Brenna Fisher; not surprisingly, they are also fundamental pillars of the Paterno Fellows Program to which Brenna belongs. As she says, it’s important to “put your best foot forward and be able to show people … you didn’t just go to college, you went above and beyond.”
John Miller English Major
John says the Paterno Fellows Program and being a liberal arts major have helped him develop a greater worldly perspective, improve his communication skills, and see how people experience life in different ways—traits that will benefit the English major on his unique path to medical school.
Carl Boswell '14 Global Data Analyst, Bloomberg L.P.
Carl embraced the Paterno Fellows Program’s challenge to stretch himself to new limits by excelling in the classroom, completing two internships, and studying abroad in Argentina. Today, he credits those experiences for giving him the courage to stretch even further and thrive in his young career with the world’s leading provider of business and financial information.
Carolina Spiess Psychology Major
Carolina embodies the ideals of service that are at the very core of the Paterno Fellows Program. An aspiring HR professional, she spent a semester in Germany helping refugees acclimate to German culture and preparing them to enter the workforce. The Program supported Carolina as she advanced her own professional ambitions while working in service of something larger than herself.
Jule Walsh Penn Law Student
Being a Paterno Fellow inspired Jule to pursue transformational learning opportunities in and out of the classroom. In addition to completing an internship with a U.S. Senator, Jule traveled to Sri Lanka to study the inner workings of a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of impoverished girls. Her transformation continues today as a first-year student at one of the nation’s most prestigious law schools.