Meet the Fellows

2014-2015 Caswell Fellows

Ryan Blitzer

Katelyn Gough

Kelly Zitka


2013-2014 Fellowship Recipients

Kalindi Dinoffer | Voice in Panama

My non-profit leadership project is called SMU’s Voice in Panama which will be sponsored by SMU Spanish Club and is partnering with the non-profit organization Hope for the Silent Voices, an organization dedicated to bringing attention and resources to severely neglected, disadvantaged, and abused children. In this project, I will lead a group of 10 to 12 SMU students and Spanish Club members on a service trip abroad to Panama for 13-15 days in May of 2014. In the 12 months leading up to this trip, I will be leading the SMU Spanish Club’s efforts to raise money to purchase food, medical, and school supplies for the children and will host several fundraisers in the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters leading up to a large soccer tournament fundraiser in the spring. In addition, in order to achieve my goal of impacting the community of disadvantaged children in Panama in an enduring manner, I will design this fundraising and volunteering trip as a yearly event that will continue to be carried out by the next generation of SMU Spanish Club student leaders after I have graduated.

Taylor Henry | Idealistic Realistics: a bootcamp for future world-changers

For my project, I hope to collaborate with interdisciplinary professors and experts to provide first years with student-to-student mentoring and learning to equip them with the skills they need to fulfill their dreams and eventually change the world.





2012-2013 Fellows



Jordan Ackerman
The Sustainable Hope Project



Zahra Khan
Think Out Loud:  A Common Reading Initiative