Discovering Justice Welcomes Four New Fellows

Top Left: Caitlyn Ramsey, Bottom Left: Alexis Roach, Middle: Rosy Fitzgerald, Right: Lilly Weidhaas

Discovering Justice’s Fellowship Program continues to flourish this fall with the addition of four new fellows, coming to us all the way from California and New Hampshire. Working directly with Discovering Justice staff, the Fall 2021 fellows have been helping to develop the organization’s programs and strengthening its operational capacity while gaining skills in delivering civic education, working for social change, and managing a nonprofit organization.

Discovering Justice will be hiring a new set of Fellows for the 2022 winter/spring semester. Please see the careers page to apply.


Lilly Weidhaas, Topics and Mock Trial Programs Fellow

Lilly joins Discovering Justice after graduating from Pomona College, where she studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. Deeply passionate about civic and moral education, Lilly wrote her senior thesis on civil discourse instruction and is excited to apply what she learned as a Programs Fellow. Next year, Lilly plans to pursue a joint JD/Ph.D. in Philosophy, and hopes to someday work with policymakers, lawyers, and non-profit groups to improve access to civic education across the United States.

Alexis Roach, Mock Trial Programs Fellow

Currently a junior at the University of New Hampshire, Alexis is a member of the College for Social Innovation, a non-profit seeking to meld experiential learning models with higher education. She looks forward to working with the Mock Trial After School Program to help provide students with the opportunity to explore the legal profession and work to develop their own understandings of the justice system.

Caitlyn Ramsey, Courthouse Programs Fellow

Cat recently earned a master’s degree in Global Peace, Security, and Strategic Studies from Vesalius College and she has a bachelor’s degree in Russian, Arabic, and Persian from the University of St. Andrews. Her background is diverse, ranging from teaching English as a Second Language around the world to working on democracy, information campaigns, and emerging technology at the Alliance for Securing Democracy of the German Marshall Fund. She believes in the power of a strong, connected, and engaged community to maintain and develop a healthy democracy.

Rosy Fitzgerald, Communications Fellow

Rosy is a graduate of Tufts University, where she majored in American Studies with a concentration in Institutions and Power. Coming from a background in creative writing, education, and political advocacy, Rosy is passionate about the intersection of storytelling and social justice, and she is eager to be working on organizational narrative development while taking over social media and communications channels for Discovering Justice this fall.

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Kayla Nordman

Kayla Nordman believes strongly in expanding access to comprehensive civic education to provide the next generation with the resources they need to uphold and expand upon the values of American democracy and create a more equitable future. Before joining Discovering Justice, she worked as a Legislative Intern at the Massachusetts State House and as a Program Manager for the Massachusetts Center for Civic Education. Kayla graduated from Suffolk University with a BA in International Relations.