Woodruff and Whitehead Foundations Fellow
MEREDITH SMITH JOHNSON
Experiencing it Firsthand by Karilon L. Rogers
HEN MEREDITH SMITH JOHNSON (11C)
graduated from Berry with a double major in psychology and Spanish, she had more leadership and community service experience under her belt than do most people two or three times her age. She also had more honors and accolades, including acceptance to the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she plans to study for a Master of Education degree in prevention science and practice on her way to a career
BERRY MAGAZINE â€˘ WINTER 2011-12
as a certified counselor working with adolescents. For now, however, Harvard is on hold as Johnson benefits from an opportunity and honor simply too exceptional to pass up: selection as the Woodruff and Whitehead Foundations Fellow for 2011. The fellowship is a one-year opportunity for a recent graduate of select Georgia colleges to gain work experience with and exposure to the charitable sector in Atlanta.
The fellow assists staff of the Robert W. Woodruff, Joseph B. Whitehead, Lettie Pate Evans and Lettie Pate Whitehead foundations in the full range of foundation activity, including site visits and meetings with grantees and applicants. For someone like Johnson, who has spent countless hours as a volunteer worker for nonprofit organizations, the fellowship is a unique opportunity to see a different side of the world in which she intends to work.
Berry Magazine - Winter 2011-12