Dr. Wendy Heyman Public Interest Fellowship 2021

Baruch students who volunteer are a special group of people, especially during the pandemic. To reward those who give back, the Dr. Wendy Heyman Public Interest Fellowship granted 16 $3,000 fellowships to students who were in unpaid positions in 2021. Heyman fellows who volunteer or intern at government offices, non-profits, non-government organizations (NGO), arts institutions or any non-profit organization were able to obtain funding to help defray the cost of working in an unpaid capacity. Dr. Wendy Heyman, psychologist and advocate for volunteerism believed students could gain valuable work experience while making a difference in the world. This fellowship was named in her honor.

Meet 2021’s Dr. Wendy Heyman Fellows:


Arlina Reyes – Latinas & Lideres 








Daniela Toribio – Alexa Aviles for City Council District 38th








Kayla Wong – Desanto Shinawi Syndrome Foundation & New York Presbyterian








Kynthia Lee – Charity: Water








Liliana Cepeda – Latinas On the Verge Of Excellence








Manav Tilwani – Sustainable CUNY & Emotions in Organizations Lab








Osvaldo Garcia – Penn Environmental








Sonja Mandic – East River Development Alliance DBA: Urban Unbound








Warren Knights – Office of Congressman Hakeem Jeffries











Alyssa Fuchs – Kids of Courage

Anisha Bhuiyan – Urbanhood 

Katherine Quach – Seaside Sustainability

KeiAra Salomon – Wyandanch Wheatly Height Ambulance Corp

Kimberly Kazdal – U.S. Department of State

Tugba Yildirim – Youth Island New York

William Morais – The Life Church NY


Check out recipients from previous years:

Dr. Wendy Heyman Public Interest Fellowship 2020

Dr. Wendy Heyman Public Interest Fellowship 2019

Dr. Wendy Heyman Public Interest Fellowship 2018



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