Segal Program

2021 Segal Fellow Summer Internships

Our seven 2021 Brandeis Fellows bring varied passions, backgrounds, interests, and skills to their mission-based summer internships. The Segal Program works with our Network to find tailored opportunities for each Fellow that will help them grow and have an impact over the summer. Our sincere thanks to our host site partners for welcoming Fellows into their teams and helping with their growth as citizen leaders, so that they can support their work around: HIV & health equity, childcare and student debt initiatives in Boston, racial equity policy, policing reform, international peace building, youth immigration, and education advocacy through law.


Maria Aranibar Landeo

2021 Brandeis Segal Fellow Maria Aranibar Landeo is interning this summer with Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Maria is serving in the role of HIV & Health Equity Intern as a key stakeholder in the development and execution of an LGBTQ youth-serving program that will equip future leaders with the tools and resources for storytelling.


Adam Jones

2021 Heller MPP Segal Fellow Adam Jones is interning this summer at the City of Boston's Economic Mobility Lab (EML). Adam will work on projects which help low- to moderate-income Bostonians build wealth and move up the economic ladder. He will primarily be focused on EML’s childcare and student debt initiatives, helping the City collect and analyze the critical data it needs to enact policy change.



Pierrce Holmes

2021 Heller MPP Segal Fellow Pierrce Holmes is interning this summer with the RAND Corporation. Pierrce is working with RAND researchers Kathryn Edwards and Jonathan Welburn during his Segal Internship as a Visiting Scholar with The RAND Center to Advance Racial Equity Policy. His research and writing are focused on economic equity, including the issue of reparations and associated policy. He will also have the opportunity to carry what he learns over the summer into creating social change recommendations with the work done though his internship.



Mariela Martinez

2021 Heller MPP Segal Fellow Mariela Martinez is interning this summer with Search for Common Ground. Mariela is working with the Global Policy and Outreach team elevating the voices of local peacebuilders through policy research, strengthening SFCG’s collaborative partnerships with peer organizations, and implementing more effective advocacy campaigns in support of peacebuilding.



Catherine Romero

2021 Brandeis Segal Fellow Catherine Romero is interning this summer with The Safe Passage Project (SPP). Catherine will work on cases that involve immigration assistance for many young people throughout the immigration system and their advancement to entry within the United States. Part of the internship will involve working directly with the young people SPP represents by engaging in virtual client meetings and phone calls.



Marissa Torelli

2021 Brandeis Segal Fellow Marissa Torelli is interning this summer with the EdLaw Project. The mission of the EdLaw Project is to end the school-to-prison pipeline in Massachusetts by ensuring that the state's most vulnerable children receive a quality education through expert legal advocacy. Marissa's work at the EdLaw Project will focus on helping to create more efficient systems around development and grant support, as well as supporting the education attorneys to find resources and supports for their clients.



Andrea Tyree

2021 Heller MPP Segal Fellow Andrea Tyree is interning this summer with the Crime and Justice Institute (CJI). Andrea is working on projects related to monitoring and evaluating police departments and conducting policing research. She is assisting with focused research, writing reports, and collecting and analyzing data, as well as coordinating with multiple stakeholders, including police departments, legislators, experts in police reform, and representatives from communities across the country.