1990 Fellows

Stacy Stubbs
Fall 1990 Fellow, Physicians for Social Responsibility

Education: University of California at Berkeley, MS Environmental Engineering, 1995
Stevens Institute of Technology, BS Electrical Engineering, 1988

Issues Covered: Department of Energy cleanup

Current Activities: Stubbs is a stay-at-home mother to three children, ages 14, 11, and 4.  She is also working on the early stages of a project to design and build a community of energy-efficient, healthy, “green” homes.  This will promote peace by allowing people to rely on locally available energy sources and thereby decrease dependence on foreign oil.

…My experience as a Scoville Fellow was a valuable part of my career transition. After two years of working as an engineer for a large corporation, I was searching for a concrete way to use my technical skills in support of arms control and environmental issues. [At PSR] I was able to use my technical skills to expose linkages between nuclear weapons production and environmental destruction. The Fellowship enabled me to develop a unique insight into effective methods of influencing policy. After my Fellowship, I continued to apply my skills to arms control issues as a Staff Engineer at the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research.

 

Leslie Allen
Spring 1990 Fellow, Union of Concerned Scientists

Education: Boston University, MBA, 1992
Drew University, BA Russian Studies, 1987

Issues Covered: B-2 Bomber

Current Activities: Allen is Principal of Leslie Allen Consulting LLC, which advises non-profits in building high-performing, integrated communications and fundraising programs.  She is co-founder of Front Range Source, a full-service nonprofit consulting firm serving clients in the arts, environment, human services, and advocacy organizations all over the world. They provide consulting services, training, and resources for nonprofit fundraisers.  She is also Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of ActionAid USA, an organization that works with poor and marginalized people to eradicate poverty by overcoming the injustice and inequality that cause it.  She was previously Director of Communications and Development at Global Greengrants Fund, a public foundation that raises money and makes small grants to environmental activists in the Global South.  She supervised a team of six people who raise nearly $5 million per year to make grants.  Previously Allen worked as Deputy Director of Development at Greenpeace USA where she led the major gifts, annual giving, and planned giving teams that raised $10 million for Greenpeace in the U.S.  She served on the board of the Center for Environmental Politics in Missoula, Montana.

…The Scoville Fellowship was a valuable transition into graduate study in the field of non-profit management. I was able to study the “marketing techniques” of lobbying organizations, while at the same time working on issues that were very important to me personally.

 

Mary Jo (Hoeksema) Robinson
Spring 1990 Fellow, Council for a Livable World

Education: George Washington University, MPA, 1993
University of New Mexico, BA Political Science, 1989

Issues Covered: B-2 Bomber, economic conversion, Department of Energy cleanup

Current Activities: Hoeksema is the Director of Government and Public Affairs for the Population Association of America and the Association of Population Centers. In this capacity, she lobbies Congress and the Administration, urging support for funding the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, US Agency for International Development, and a number of federal statistical agencies, including the U.S. Census Bureau.

She previously held several senior positions at the National Institutes of Health from 1995-2004, including Legislative Analyst for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine where she responded to congressional inquiries, analyzed proposed legislation, and briefed Members of Congress and their staff..  She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research Funding, Executive Committee of the Friends of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Executive Committee of the Friends of the National Institute on Aging, and a member of the Wolf Trap National Park for the Arts Associates Board of Directors.

 

Kathryn R. Schultz
Spring 1990 Fellow, British American Security Information Council

Education: Ripon College, BA Politics and Government, 1989

Issues Covered: Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe; nuclear weapons; Europe; NATO

Current Activities: Schultz is the Senior Adviser on South Asia Nonproliferation Issues and Acting Office Director, Office of Regional Affairs, Bureau of International Security & Nonproliferation, US Department of State. She crafts policy proposals and implements policy decisions designed to advance and protect U.S. nonproliferation and security objectives in the South Asia region. She is a frequent guest lecturer at the U.S. Foreign Service Institute on South Asia nonproliferation and strategic stability issues. She was accepted into and completed in 2012 the National Security Executive Leadership Seminar at the U.S. Foreign Service Institute, an opportunity for  State Department officials to explore challenges to American interests and the leadership skills needed for success in the policy implementation process. Since she began her federal service in 1997, first at the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA) and now at State, she has received ten Superior and three Meritorious Honor awards. She is the founding director of the State Department’s own choral ensemble known as The T-Tones. Prior to joining the government, she served as Senior Research Analyst at the Center for Defense Information.

…The Scoville Fellowship has had a tremendous impact on my life. It launched my career by bringing me to DC, giving me Washington experience in my field of dreams, and providing me with a support network of Scoville Board members and former fellows. I’ve always known that whatever I do for a living, I want to do something that will make the world a better place. The Scoville Fellowship has helped me to make this idealistic goal a reality.