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The FAO Schwarz Fellows Newsletter

2014 Cohort Update

Caroline Smith

Breakthrough Greater Philadelphia (Philadelphia)

Caroline is an English/ESL Teacher in the Upper school SEI Academy at Charlestown High School in the Boston area. 

Jonathan Baez

Breakthrough NY (NYC)

I am currently the Work-Based Learning Manager at the Urban Assembly and a Board Chair of the National Fellowship of Black and Latino Male Educators. 

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Katherine Evering-Rowe

The Food Project (Boston)

Katherine is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist based in Philadelphia. “While I have been passionate about healing and the mind since childhood, experiences navigating racism, sexism, and homophobia left me with a burning curiosity about the intersection between the systemic and the psychological. My path toward and approach to psychotherapy have been heavily influenced by this interest.”

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Kayla (Peck) Hopgood

Strong Women, Strong Girls (Boston)

I gave birth to our daughter, Alma Jeanne Hopgood, on July 29th. I’m continuing to serve in a part-time capacity for a small faith-based nonprofit while caring for both Alma and my toddler, Felix. I’m also in the discernment process to find an ordained call to the ministry of Word and Sacrament within the ELCA. It’s an exciting time. 

Michael McNeill-Martinez


I’m still a DP/MYP Language and Literature teacher at the International School of Belgrade in Serbia. 

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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