Meet the 2021-2022 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Only campus chapter leaders with prior campus leadership experience who are enrolled students are eligible to apply.
Kate Drum – High School Campus Fellow
Kate Drum is the UNA-USA High School Campus Fellow for UNA-USA. She is a senior at Polytechnic School in Pasadena, California, where she serves as her school’s president of the United Nations Association chapter as well as co-chair of the Model United Nations and Ethics Bowl teams. Dedicated to working towards advancing the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN, she also serves on the board of the Pasadena UNA-USA chapter. Kate is committed to making a difference in her own community, serving in student council for the last six years, and most recently serving as Associated Student Body President for the 2021-2022 year. She believes strongly in the importance of constructive debate, and is Team Captain of the Polytechnic debate team, and volunteers as a debate coach at a local middle school. She also co-founded the organization Girls Who Debate, an organization seeking to amplify women’s voices within the debate community. She is the recipient of the Global Education Benchmark Group’s 2021 Global Expression and Thought Prize, awarded to an analytical and/or persuasive piece on a topic of international significance, for her work entitled “Deception on a Pedestal.” Kate is a member of her school’s varsity tennis team, and in her free time, enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Christine Ow – Western & Midwestern Region Campus Fellow
Christine Ow is the UNA-USA Campus Fellow for the Western Region. Christine is a senior majoring in Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles she is also concurrently pursuing minors in Korean, Global Studies, and Environmental Systems and Society. She has been involved in UNA at UCLA since her freshman year and was able to rise in leadership to be the Director for Social Affairs in 2019-2020, and Chapter President in 2020-2021. Her passions lie in spreading awareness about the work of the UN and inspiring her peers to care about international issues of concern. She is particularly passionate about issues related to water and development and is currently embarking on an honors thesis project to explore the connection between water aid and institution building in rural communities. Christine is also an international student from Singapore this has distinctly influenced her leadership and advocacy at UNA at UCLA. Some of her key achievements at UNA at UCLA include the Global Advocates Forum, organized in conjunction with UNA at ASU and UNA Howard University, and a Regional Development Spotlights Forum Series.
Lauren Shaffer – Southern Region Campus Fellow
Lauren Shaffer is the UNA-USA Campus Fellow for the Southern Region. Lauren is a Doctoral Candidate in the department of International Studies at Claremont Graduate University (CGU), where she is also a Writing Consultant at CGU’s Center for Writing and Rhetoric. She was previously an Intern of Economic Affairs for the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. She holds a B.A. in Government and Religion from Smith College. Her main research interests include poverty reduction and anti-poverty programs, gender equality and equity, and environmental sustainability. Her hobbies include hanging out with her (many) pets, exploring the outdoors, and cooking new recipes.
Angela Zhong – Northeast Region Campus Fellow
Angela Zhong is the UNA-USA Campus Fellow for the Northeast region. She is a rising sophomore at Harvard University studying economics with a secondary in environmental policy and language citation in Mandarin. Angela’s interests in development, peacebuilding, and sustainability lead to her involvement with UNA-USA, and she could not be more thankful for the opportunity. She has also researched with UN SDG Advocates and the Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Outside of the UN, she is involved in the Harvard College Debate Union, the Institute of Politics’ Policy Program, as well as TAMTAM, an organization that distributes bed nets to prevent malaria. Angela enjoys figure skating and reading in her free time.