Meet UNA-USA’s 2019-2020 Campus Fellows
UNA-USA Campus Fellows are peer leaders in their regions and support campus chapters at nearby universities. Campus Fellows applications open annually in the spring. Only campus chapter leaders with prior campus leadership experience who are still enrolled in university are eligible to apply. Contact the Campus Fellow in your region for help with your chapter’s events, membership, or leadership planning!
To learn more about the UNA-USA Campus Fellows program contact Anna Mahalak, Youth Engagement Manager, UNA-USA at email@example.com.
Southern Region – Chloe Murphy
States: Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas
Chloe Murphy is the Campus Fellow for the Southern region. She is a junior at UCLA currently studying Global Studies & Economics, with a minor in Entrepreneurship. After splitting her childhood in Florida and Georgia, she re-located to Southern California in 2016. Chloe is fluent in French, Spanish, and English and a proud dual citizen of Belgium and the United States. She aims to pursue a career in international business. On campus, you’d find her leading the UNA at UCLA chapter, working on the consulting start-up TYCHē, and covering key discussions in the Bruin Review Magazine. She is specifically interested in issues including access to clean water, international innovation, and the intersection between private and public sectors. In her free time, she enjoys curating her encyclopedic knowledge of cinema, going on hikes to new places, and spending “copious amounts of time on Wikipedia.”
Western Region – Stephanie Evangelista
States: Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Hawaii, Alaska
My name is Stephanie Evangelista and I am the UNA-USA Fellow representing the Western Region. I am a junior at California State University Fullerton majoring in Political Science and minoring in International Politics and Human Communications. I was born and raised in South Los Angeles, and I am most interested in gender equality and quality education across the world. At Cal State Fullerton, I am the current Vice President and former Women & Girls’ Chair for UNA-CSUF. I will be spending my summer meeting with and working alongside Girl Up leaders in Mexico, as well as volunteering for organizations providing life-changing support for orphanages in Baja, California. I hope to pursue a career working with UNICEF or in U.S-Mexico relations by working with the UN. In my free time, I like to do yoga, travel, and I practice taekwondo.
Northeast Region – Oona Nelson
States: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, DC, Maryland, Delaware
Oona Nelson is a junior International Business Major concentrating in Emerging Nations and Spanish Language with a minor in Political Science at Howard University. In Spring 2019, she interned at the U.S. Department of State in the Bureau of Human Resources where she worked in Student Programs, planning and coordinating events for the Unpaid Interns. Oona joined the United Nations Association as a freshman in 2017, when it was first chartered on Howard University’s campus. From then to now, she has been actively involved with planning and facilitating events. Now, she acts as the President of her Chapter for the 2019-2020 school year. She is also the Student Representative to the Board of the United Nations Association’s National Capital Arena Chapter. Oona is also involved in Howard University ‘s Student Government as a member of the Undergraduate Student Assembly and a Fellow for One Voice International. For the Summer of 2019, she will be interning with the National Geospatial Agency and has aspirations to become a Foreign Service Officer.
Midwest Region – Patrick Murphy
States: Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma, West Virginia
Patrick Murphy is a freshman at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, and is the UNA Campus Fellow for the Midwest Region. Patrick is currently studying Political Science with a minor in Economics and specializations in Pre-Law and Public Service. Outside of serving as a Campus Fellow and Vice President of his college’s UNA-USA Chapter, he also serves as the Director of Public Relations for SIU for St. Jude, is Ambassador for the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, and works on various political campaigns. Specific issues he is concerned with are sustainability efforts and democratic participation. When not working, Patrick enjoys researching comparative politics and running with his dog Suzie.