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The FAO Schwarz Fellows Newsletter

2015 Cohort Update

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Amy McDermott


I am coming up on my third year working on The Valedictorian Project, an organization that I co-founded based in Boston. TVP has been rapidly expanding and growing, so it keeps me very busy! We are now working with students from across Boston, Lawrence, Brockton, and Worcester public schools.

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Char Rendon

Row New York (NYC)

Char is an entrepreneur who launched their own e-commerce business during the pandemic. 

Deshaun Parris

The Food Trust (Philadelphia)

Deshaun is the Study Manager, Center for Observational and Real-World Evidence (CORE) at Merck in Philadelphia.  In this role, Deshaun “coordinates all aspects of observational or non-interventional research studies which include the planning and implementation of primary data collection, chart review/survey and database studies.” 

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Juliana Noone

Please Touch Museum (Philadelphia)

Juliana is an artist and does project management work for Atelier FAS, which preserves art and collectibles. 

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Shaina Spann


Shaina is the Marketing Communications Project Manager of DCBar in Washington, DC. The mission of the organization is to “enhance access to justice. Improve the legal system. Empower lawyers to achieve.” 

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