Emma Womack

Emma Womack is the junior fellow for the McCain Global Leaders program at the McCain Institute at Arizona State University.

Jon Cote

Jon Cote is the junior fellow for the McCain Global Leaders program at the McCain Institute at Arizona State University.

Samuel Childerson

Samuel Childerson is a second-year law student at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, currently serving as a junior fellow with the Human Rights & Democracy team at the McCain Institute. At the College of Law, Sam serves as the vice president of external affairs for the school’s International Law […]

Steven Blum

Steven Blum is a junior fellow with the Preventing Targeted Violence program at the McCain Institute at Arizona State University. He is a senior at American University’s School of International Service majoring in international relations with a focus on human rights and a minor in international business. At American, Steven is the captain and president […]

Mikaela Kauma

Mikaela Kauma serves as the grant content writer at the McCain Institute. In this role, she supports multiple teams with grant writing efforts that allow the Institute to expand its impact and ensure each program has the necessary resources it needs to meet its goals. Mikaela is also a graduate student in the nonprofit leadership […]

Akshit Nassa

Akshit Nassa is a multidisciplinary designer based in the United States. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction. His passion lies in the intersection of user experience design and development, and he often merges these two disciplines into a hybrid approach for digital problem-solving.

Rachel Nielsen

Dr. Rachel Nielsen is a licensed clinical psychologist who serves as the Director for Preventing Targeted Violence at the McCain Institute. Prior to joining the McCain Institute, Dr. Nielsen served as the Executive Director of the Colorado Resilience Collaborative at the International Disaster Psychology Program at the University of Denver. In that role, she created […]

Margaret Stoner

Margaret is the executive assistant to the McCain Institute’s executive director, Dr. Evelyn Farkas. She holds an M.Sc. in comparative politics from the London School of Economics and graduated from Franklin & Marshall College, summa cum laude, with a B.A. in government and minor in Arabic. During her education, she pursued concentrations in human rights, […]

Jaime Oliva

Jaime Oliva serves as the Coordinator for Global Leadership Programs at the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University. In this role, Jaime works closely with the Senior Program Manager to advance character-driven leadership through the Institute’s flagship program: McCain Global Leaders. Prior to joining the institute, Jaime worked as an Operations Expert […]

Sofia Gross

Sofia Gross was an early employee of Snap, Inc. – building the news team, political partnerships team, global public policy team, and opening the Washington, D.C. office. She most recently served as head of social impact and policy partnerships to address critical topics facing youth around the world. In this role, she led Snap’s civics […]

Anna Cohen

Anna Cohen is a spring 2023 Human Rights & Democracy junior fellow at the McCain Institute at Arizona State University. She is a current junior at Scripps College in the Claremont Consortium, studying politics with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa and a topical concentration in human rights and development. Anna recently completed the United […]