Coro Fellows have varying backgrounds, beliefs, and goals, but they are driven by a common desire to take action and expedite their impact in the world. They value lifelong learning and seek experiences that provide an opportunity to reflect and grow.

Candidates may be at an inflection point, whether fresh out of school or in the workforce and looking for a path to their next opportunity. Fellows are eager to see where their passion can take them as they explore connections between sectors and apply their learnings in creative ways.

Ideal candidates are curious and ambitious – open to being challenged and excited to collaborate with others across differences. They are self-defined change-makers and leaders in their communities, committed to taking on big issues and willing to adapt in order to make a difference.

“Coro kicked off my career in public policy and government relations. Successfully moving public policy issues, whether it be passing health care reform or developing more affordable housing, requires a clear understanding of how various interest groups will line up. You cannot simply view it with one lens. Coro provided me with the opportunity to learn this important skill.”
– Paul Hernandez, Vice President, Fenton ‘96


  • Dianne Feinstein, U.S. Senator California (’56)
  • Jonathan Holloway, Provost, Northwestern University (’90)
  • Kevin Faulconer, Mayor of San Diego (presently)
  • Libby Schaaf, Mayor, City of Oakland, California (’03)
  • Jeffrey Bleich, U.S. Ambassador to Australia (’84)
  • Don Gips, U.S. Ambassador to South Africa (’85)
  • Roy Swan, Director of Mission Investments, Ford Foundation (’89)
  • Jud Clark, Founder, President & CEO, State Net, a LexisNexis Company (’63)
  • Andrew Kimball, CEO, Industry City (’90)
  • Beatriz Stotzer, President & Founder, New Economics for Women (’84)
  • Alice Fialkin, President, Transportation Worker’s Union/ SF MUNI (’94)
  • John Sarvey, Executive Director, School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs at Northeastern University (’91)
  • Alford A. Young Jr., Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Department Chair, Department of African and Afro-American Studies, University of Michigan (’89)

Michael Bennet, US Senator Colorado (’88)

  • Greg Berman, Executive Director, Center for Court Innovation (’91)
  • Jeff Plaut, Founder, Global Strategy Group (’88)
  • Carlos Menchaca, New York City Councilmember (’05)
  • Tim Kaine, US Senator Virginia (’78)
  • David Moskovitz, Chief Executive, Accenture Federal Services (’81)