Profiles 2010-2012

Back to Alumni ProfilesMonterey Gardiner | Melissa Muhammad | Tad Woolfe | Andrew Winternitz | Amanda Van den Dool


Monterey R. Gardiner

Current title: Physical Scientist, Technology

Development Manager, Department of Energy

Agency during Fellowship: Department of Energy

Objective during Fellowship: Gain a comprehensive understanding of how Japan works toward carbon-free energy production and potential solutions to meeting future national energy efficiency goals.

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Melissa Muhammad

Current title: Tax Advisor, Center for Tax Policy and Administration, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Agency during Fellowship: Internal Revenue ServiceObjective during Fellowship: Gain firsthand understanding of Japan’s international tax system and development of international tax policies, and learn about Japan’s perspective on bilateral treaties, bilateral negotiations and membership in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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Tad Woolfe (Major)

Current title: Deputy Chief, Government Relations Branch, U.S. Forces Japan

Agency during Fellowship: U.S. Air ForceObjective: Gain a firsthand understanding of Japan’s defense policy, especially as it relates to bilateral interoperability in such areas as disaster relief, anti-piracy, and peacekeeping operations; learn how the Joint Staff bridges policy to operations and employs resources to achieve policy objectives.

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Andrew L. Winternitz

Current title: Senior Director for Japan Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense

Agency during Fellowship: U.S. Department of Defense.Objective during Fellowship: Develop an understanding of Japan’s defense policy, especially as it relates to interactions with allies and partners, and how Japanese ministries and agencies work together to formulate and execute policy.

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Amanda J. Van den Dool

Current title: Development Assistance Specialist in the Office of Donor Engagement, USAID

Agency during Fellowship: United States Agency for International DevelopmentObjective: Attain an in-depth understanding of how Japan makes strategic decisions for prioritizing, managing and coordinating Official Development Assistance (ODA) and learn more about private sector engagement in foreign assistance programs and donor coordination efforts.

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