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The FAO Schwarz Fellows Newsletter

2008 Cohort Update


Christyne (DeMango) Anderson

Associated Early Care and Education (Boston)

I’m the Associate Director of Training and Compliance in the Office for Sponsored Programs at Harvard University. CJ and Christyne have three children who will be twelve, ten and eight this spring. 


CJ Anderson


CJ is an Elementary School Teacher at the Billerica Public Schools. CJ and Christyne have three children who will be twelve, ten and eight this spring. 


Emily Kuross Vikre

The Boston Children's Museum

I continue to serve as CEO and Co-Founder of Vikre Distillery. I’ve now published two cookbooks, Camp Cocktails and The Family Camp Cookbook through Harvard Common Press available nationally. I continue to serve on multiple boards including Lyric Opera of the North, Friends of the Boundary Waters, and the 1200 Fund Board. Both LOON and Friends of the Boundary Waters have amazing education programs for elementary and middle schoolers. I’m on the education committee for both of them and we’re working on scaling these programs. My family is well, we’re enjoying the natural beauty of northern Minnesota, and I’ve taken up oil painting and ballet in my spare time.


Joanna Steinberg

Museum of the City of New York (NYC)

I have been enjoying living in New Haven and spending time with my family. I am currently an education consultant and have been working on curricular projects for the Stonington Historical Society and with the Social Studies Department at the New York City Department of Education. 


Jordy Owen

Children's Literacy Initiative

Jordy is the Director of Multimedia and E-Learning Technologies at the Children’s Literacy Initiative where she worked as an FAO Schwarz Fellow. 

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"At the end of the day, no matter our line of nonprofit work, it is about the welfare of people. I'm grateful for the ways I grew to understand that during my time as a Fellow and for how it helped to shape my calling."
Kayla Peck Hopgood F14
Vicar at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Princeton Junction, NJ