2018 FAIT Fellows

Jeremiah Azurin
Jeremiah Azurin
Jeremiah completed his FAIT fellowship and undergraduate studies in 2020. He interned in the Office of Innovative Engagement in the Bureau of International Information Programs, the Office of eDiplomacy in the Bureau of Information Resource Management, and then the Consulate General in Frankfurt, Germany the summer thereafter. A 2017 Gilman Scholar to South Korea, Jeremiah graduated cum laude in Computer Science at Harvard and is now on his first tour as an Information Management Specialist in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Ryan Butler
Ryan Butler
Ryan previously served in the United States Army as Military Police and was honorably discharged in 2012. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Cybersecurity at the University of Tampa. He also holds a B.S. in Information Technology from the University of South Florida.
Daniel Lewis
Daniel Lewis
Daniel completed the FAIT Fellowship program in 2020. He earned his master’s degree in Enterprise Data Systems at Syracuse University, and he holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Management and Technology. He received training as a Network and Systems Administration in the United States Marine Corps, and was honorably discharged in 2013. Daniel’s first post as a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist is at the U.S. Embassy Vienna.
Jannah Mandwee
Jannah Mandwee
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Jannah Mandwee is a first-generation Iraqi-American. She completed the FAIT Fellowship while studying Computer Science and French & Francophone Studies at the University of Michigan. Jannah is serving as the Information Systems Officer at the U.S. Embassy Yerevan in Armenia for her first assignment.
Melanie Randall
Melanie Randall
Melanie completed the FAIT Fellowship program in 2020. A first-generation college student, Melanie earned a Master of Science in Information Management, with a Specialization in Information Security, at the University of Washington, Seattle. She holds a B.S. in Information Technology from the University of Washington, Tacoma campus. Melanie’s first post as a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist is Acting IMO in Nouakchott, Mauritania.