Segal Program

Fellows in Action

Creating a Playlist for Racial Justice

2021 Heller MPP Segal Fellow Pierrce Holmes

This month, we are highlighting 2021 Heller MPP Segal Fellow Pierrce Holmes, who worked with The Heller School's Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Team to create a racial justice playlist to reaffirm Black excellence, joy and political messaging, as a part of the school's 21-day racial equity challenge.

Please read the interview here

Congratulations to our seven newest Brandeis Undergraduate and Heller MPP Segal Fellows: Maria Aranibar, Pierrce Holmes, Adam Jones, Mariela Martinez, Catherine Romero, Marissa Torelli, and Andrea Tyree, who will all join our 2021 Brandeis Segal Fellow Cohort and become lifelong Segal Fellows. 

Check out their bios to hear more about their stories and accomplishments.

Zayna Basma presenting policy brief on bridging the digital divide with MassINC

Digitally-Divided to Digitally-United: Lessons from the Pandemic Response

Congratulations to 2020 Heller MPP Segal Fellow Zayna Basma on successfully presenting a policy brief on bridging the digital divide in Massachusetts' Gateway Cities, and thanks to MassINC and the panelists who discussed the findings. More details on the event can be found on our recent events page. Video from the presentation is below. A copy of MassINC's report is available on their website. Zayna had her Segal Internship with MassINC this summer.


Segal Fellows in Media and Arts

There is no one way to be a citizen leader. Segal Fellows are prepared and ready to tackle some of the most intractable challenges the world faces today. One way they do this is to utilize different media forms to make their voices heard and to elevate the voices of those that do not have the same opportunities or access. The Segal Program Fellow in Media and Arts page highlights ways in which Fellows have used articles, podcasts, art and music to extend and elevate their citizen leadership. We encourage all Fellows to let us know of relevant ways you show your leadership for us to highlight and all partners interested in connecting with our Fellows to reach out to the Segal staff so that we can put you in touch.



Fellow in Action Highlights

Learn more about how are Segal Fellows are also making a difference around voting rights/election engagement and the COVID pandemic.

Segal Fellow COVID-19 Frontline Workers

Segal Fellows Election Spotlight 


“The Segal Program is a source of inspiration, encouragement and energy. Individual passions drive collective progress. It has helped me expand my connections and resources and my understanding of and respect for social justice issues that aren’t my personal passions.”

Julie Livingstone, 2007 CNCS Segal Fellow