Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program

Fellows in Action

Congratulations & Welcome to our 2023 Brandeis and Heller MPP Segal Fellows!

Join us in congratulating and welcoming our five newest Brandeis Undergraduate & Heller MPP Segal Fellows: Jovita Bell, Saynab Maalin, Katherine Nace, Anthony Ruiz, and Amelia Trahan, who will all join our 2023 Brandeis Cohort as lifelong Fellows.

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Congratulations & Welcome to our 2022 AmeriCorps Alums Segal Fellows!

We're thrilled to welcome Gabyliz Machado and Paulina Martin as our new AmeriCorps Alums Segal Fellows, in partnership with Service Year Alliance. They were chosen from 128 amazing national service applicants from across the nation. We're honored to have them as lifelong Segal Fellows!

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2022 AmeriCorps Alums Segal Fellow Gabyliz Machado is a native Chicagoan. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.A. in Global Studies, with a concentration in Race and Cultural Diversity, with additional minors in Anthropology and Latinx Studies. After graduation, Gabyliz served with City Year as a tutor and mentor at an elementary school in her Chicago community. Following this service experience, Gabyliz worked as an AmeriCorps Human Resources Associate at a housing and financial education non-profit. Today, Gaby is committed to serving communities-of-color by helping them overcome underemployment through career readiness skills. She hopes to continue to work in workforce development to create opportunities for communities-of-color to obtain gainful and fulfilling employment, and establish upwardly mobile careers. In addition to racial and economic equity, Gaby is passionate about all things wellness, including yoga, pilates, meditation, and herbalism. She received her Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) certificate in 2022. As a Segal Fellow, she is excited to build relationships with others in the program and further develop her leadership skills.


2022 AmeriCorps Alums Segal Fellow Paulina Martin grew up in Mansfield, MA, with her mom, dad, and two younger sisters. In 2021, she earned her B.A. with honors from the College of the Holy Cross in history and peace and conflict studies, where her primary focus was gender, race, and social movement theory. Her senior thesis focused on the 19th century gender purity movement and the weaponization of white power. As an undergraduate, she helped lead the college’s Feminist Forum and Spring Break Immersion Program. She completed multiple internships oriented toward equity, notably at the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, the United Way, and the Office of Senator Elizabeth Warren. After graduating, Paulina completed an AmeriCorps year of service with Maggie’s Place in Phoenix, AZ. She lived in a home with pregnant and newly parenting women experiencing homelessness, extending support and love, as they worked toward self-sufficiency. Paulina remained in Phoenix after her service and currently teaches World History in the Phoenix Union public high school district, while working toward her M.Ed. in Secondary Education. She is passionate about community building, local politics, and the power of public education to disrupt cycles of poverty. Outside of the classroom, Paulina is a CrossFitter, reader, and budding hiker. She hopes to continue her work in the education sector and is thrilled to be a Segal Fellow to collaborate across disciplines to improve outcomes for disadvantaged young people.


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2022 Segal Internships

Congrats to our 2022 Brandeis Segal Fellows on their Segal Summer Internships, and thank you to our organizational partners. Our Fellows tackled issues related to Appalachian economic development and environmental justice, US-Israeli relations, voting rights, racial justice, aging policy, and women's rights. See full details on each internship, our partners, and their great work together.

You can read the full bios of all of our 2022 Brandeis/Heller Segal Fellows online.

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 

Segal Fellows in Media