2018-2019 Fellows

For the 2018-19 academic year, CIR is thrilled to welcome ten High School Fellows from across northern New Mexico.


Lauren Clinton is a sophomore at Santa Fe High School. She is interested in global connectivity and improving quality of life around the world. In her free time, Lauren loves to listen to music, hike, read, and spend time with friends.






Sam Gilbert is a senior at Santa Fe Preparatory School. He is in advanced Spanish and and has researched the effects of American diplomacy in the Western Hemisphere. Specifically, Sam’s previous research has focused on the Monroe Doctrine and the “Good Neighbor” policy in Latin America.






Lilia Martinez is a sophomore at Capital High School. She is researching the affects climate change has had on snow leopard populations in Central Asia.








Gabriella Ervin is a sophomore at Mandela International Magnet School. She is interested in studying conflict resolution and global health. Outside of school, Gabriella enjoys acting in her school’s theater group, skiing with friends, and spending time with family.







Sophia Lussiez is a senior at Desert Academy. She is researching the role of race in international politics.








Jonah Molina is a senior at ASK Academy, a charter school, in his hometown of Rio Rancho, NM. He is also concurrently enrolled at Central New Mexico Community College, studying to obtain his Associate’s degree in political science. Jonah was previously the vice president of his school’s Model UN team and is currently a senior ambassador, teaching underclassman about the United Nations. His concentration of study is European economic and political affairs.






Emani Rosales is a sophomore at Santa Fe’s Capital High School. She has previously participated in the Georgia O’Keeffe art program and is passionate about equality for women. Outside of school, Emani enjoys baking, sewing, knitting and hanging out with her siblings.







Jammes Crowther is a sophomore at Mandela International Magnet School in Santa Fe. He is interested in foreign affairs and economic effects of globalization. Jammes is a member of his school’s Model UN and has a mentorship in investment and finance. Outside school, his other interests include fashion, music, martial arts and theater.






Neha Sadasivan is a junior at Los Alamos High School in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Besides being interested in political science and international affairs, Neha also participates in speech and debate and symphonic orchestra. She loves to read and dance, as well as listen to music and hang out with her friends.






Terrell Toledo is a senior at Santa Fe Indian School. He is interested in computer science and is writing his research project on cyber security related to the energy grid. He is from the Navajo nation and is a leader in both academics and athletics.