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The 2023 Ubben Fellows: Desaree Edwards, Jenkins Darbney, Sheccid Rodriguez, Ciaran Buitrago and Mayah Bourne.

Biden Administration, CEOs of Cavaliers, Pfizer, Levi Strauss and Co. and World Wildlife Fund Host Ubben Posse Fellows

Summer 2023 | National

Five Posse Scholars were awarded prestigious summer internships as part of the Jeff Ubben Posse Fellows Program. Now in its seventh year, the program provides outstanding Posse Scholars with a unique opportunity to work closely with a leader in their field. Recipients also receive a $10,000 stipend.

The Biden Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services, Cleveland Cavaliers CEO Nic Barlage, Levi Strauss and Co. President Michelle Gass, Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla and World Wildlife Fund President and CEO Carter Roberts each hosted and mentored a Scholar this summer as part of the program.

The 2023 Jeff Ubben Posse Fellows are leaders in their communities who have demonstrated academic excellence as Posse Scholars. They are Mayah Bourne (The George Washington University), Ciaran Buitrago (Lehigh University), Jenkins Darbney (Sewanee: The University of the South), Desaree Edwards (Wesleyan University) and Sheccid Rodriguez (Tulane University).

The Ubben Fellows Program was launched in recognition of ValueAct Capital CEO Jeff Ubben, who served as Posse’s board chair from 2007 to 2016. Ubben fellows apply their sophomore year and must have a GPA of 3.7 or higher.

Learn more about the Jeff Ubben Posse Fellows Program.