Where Are They Now?

FASPE Fellows become major influencers in their respective fields. They combine their talents, expertise, and experiences with FASPE to lead with ethics and make a difference within their professions. We invite you to learn more about them in the years since they participated in the FASPE Fellowship Program and see "Where They Are Now."

Faina Rozental

2021 Business Fellow

Faina Rozental is a research analyst at Eventide Asset Management, a values-based investment advisory firm in Boston.

Prior to Eventide, Faina received her MBA with a focus on finance and sustainability from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Faina’s career in sustainable investing began at Root Capital, a non-profit impact investing organization that lends to small agricultural businesses across Latin America and Africa.

Born in Lviv, Ukraine, Faina is half Ukrainian-Jewish and half Russian, and has close ties to relatives in both countries. In addition to raising funds for humanitarian relief and elevating news about the war in her networks, Faina is helping her firm navigate values-based or ethical investing through the lens of war. Her recent piece, What the Russia-Ukraine Crisis Teaches Us About Investing with Our Values is geared toward Eventide clients, but speaks to the investor community more broadly.

Valerie Hopkins

2013 Journalism Fellow

Valerie Hopkins is the Moscow Correspondent for The New York TimesValerie previously served as the South-East Europe Correspondent for the Financial Times, covering the region from Budapest. 

Her work has also appeared in The GuardianThe AtlanticThe Washington PostForeign PolicyMother JonesPolitico Europe, and elsewhere.

She holds a BA in International Relations with a focus on Russian and Post-Soviet Studies from the College of William and Mary, and an MA in Political Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Dr. William F. Parker, MD, PhD.

2010 Medical Fellow

Dr. Parker is a medical ethicist at UChicago Medicine who provides critical care and conducts research on medical scarcity. At the height of the COVID crisis, he was tasked with drafting the ventilator allocation plan for UChicago Medicine.

“My FASPE training and the FASPE network of professionals helped me draft an ethical protocol,” Dr. Parker explained. “I reached out to FASPE medical faculty member, Dr. Mark Mercurio, for insight. He was doing similar work as director of the Biomedical Ethics Program at the Yale School of Medicine.”

Dr. Parker’s most recent publication delves into caring for the unvaccinated. It is published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. He serves as both an Assistant Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Chicago Department of Medicine and Assistant Director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at UChicago Medicine.