The Tocqueville Fellowship was designed for Notre Dame undergraduates interested in discussing fundamental questions about politics, culture, business, markets, philosophy, and religion. Tocqueville Fellows receive special invitations to meet, network, and dine with guests and scholars visiting Notre Dame. Fellows also work closely with the Program’s professors and staff to design and implement the Program’s events, including the “Professors for Lunch” series.
2016-17 Tocqueville Fellows:
Brendan Coyne - Senior, Classics
My name is Brendan Coyne, I'm a senior from Silver Spring, MD studying Classics. I'm a man of Alumni Hall, I work in Rare Books and Special Collections, and I'm an editor on the Journal of Undergraduate Studies. I take particular interest in the interaction of classical virtue ethic with both Catholicism and American political ideals.
Carolyn Ebner - Junior, Program in Liberal Studies, Constitutional Studies, and Theology
Carolyn Ebner is a PLS major, with Constitutional Studies and Theology minors. She is the president of Students for Child-Oriented Policy (SCOP) and plays clarinet in the marching band.
Kate Hardiman - Senior, Program of Liberal Studies, PPE
Kate Hardiman is a senior majoring in the Program of Liberal Studies and minoring in the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) program. She is the campus editor of The Irish Rover, a Sorin Fellow with the Center for Ethics and Culture, secretary and participant of the club field hockey team, and an RA in Breen-Phillips Hall.
Roge Karma - Junior, Political Science and Arabic, PPE
Roge Karma is a junior from Southern California studying Political Science and Arabic with a minor in PPE. On campus he performs research on international law with Prof. Paolo Carozza, works as a tutor at the Writing Center and is the former President of bridgeND. He has spent his summers working for a social enterprise in Johannesburg, South Africa as part of the ISSLP program and interning at the State Department. He also plays ice hockey, lacrosse, and loves to surf.
Steven Kos - Senior, Program of Liberal Studies, PPE
Steven Kos is a senior from La Porte, Indiana. He is majoring in the Program of Liberal Studies and minoring in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE). In addition to serving as a Tocqueville Fellow, Steven is a political theory editor for Beyond Politics. During the most recent summer, Steven served as a Fellow at the Hertog Foundation and participated in the AEI Summer Honors Program. Steven is interested in both political philosophy and public policy, and he hopes to pursue a career in either one or both.
Samuel Lucas - Senior, Science Pre-Professional and International Development Studies
Michael Moss - Senior, Political Science and Philosophy
Michael is a senior majoring in political science and philosophy. He is particularly interested in political philosophy and ethics. In the past, he has served as president of Duncan Hall, sung with the Notre Dame Glee Club, and worked as a research assistant in political science.
Rachel O'Grady - Junior, Political Science and Business Economics
Rachel O'Grady is a junior political science major and business economics minor living in Ryan Hall (Go Cats!). Currently, she's the associate news editor at The Observer, and served as the College Republicans Secretary and BridgeND's Director of Operations last year. Hailing from "real" Chicago, not the suburbs, she's always convinced this year is really "The Year" for the Cubs.
Daniel Oliveri - Junior, Science-Business and International Development Studies
Dan is a junior at Notre Dame who is very interested in improving the efficiency of health systems and facilitating logistics networks between governments, NGOs, and communities, as he believes that a holistic approach to healthcare is key to development and peace. Dan spent last summer in Rochina, a favela or slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, analyzing the effectiveness of Brazil's Community Health Worker program. He has also conducted independent research on Cuba's Programa Integral de Salud and worked with a patient centered design clinic in rural Nicaragua called Clinica Verde. At Notre Dame, Dan is heavily involved in Camp Kesem, Timmy Global Health, and PIH Engage. He is excited to bring his international experiences to the table as a Tocqueville Fellow this year!
Michael Singleton - Junior, Finance and Theology
Michael Singleton is a Junior from Annapolis, Maryland. He lives in Alumni Hall, majoring finance and theology.
Mimi Teixeria - Junior, Political Science and Constitutional Studies
Mimi Teixeira is a junior currently pursuing a degree in political science with a minor in constitutional studies. She is the president of bridgeND, a transpartisan political discussion club on campus, and is also involved in Young Americans for Freedom, the conservative activist club on campus. When she is not reading about, talking about, or writing about politics, she likes to learn popular songs on the piano and watch comedy series.
Cole Wintheiser - Senior, Political Science and Constitutional Studies
Cole Wintheiser is a senior, living in Morrissey, Political Science major and a Constitutional Studies minor. On campus he is a member of the Mock Trial team, College Republicans, and is the President of the Running Club. After graduating, he plans on attending law school, although undecided on where he would like to study. He would eventually like to practice in the public sector in criminal prosecution.