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."

Joseph Scarpa

2018 Medical Fellow

Joseph Scarpa is a senior resident and Van Poznak Research Scholar in the Department of Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell, where he will be a liver transplantation fellow next year.

His research focuses on applications of genome sequencing and artificial intelligence to personalize treatment and improve outcomes for patients requiring high-risk surgery and intensive care. Some of this work includes the development of an “ambient intelligence” network of contactless sensors, like cameras, depth sensors, and acoustic sensors, that continuously monitors patients in the hospital and provides insights into how to better optimize their care. Joe received his MD/PhD from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

He is also a visiting research fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at Cambridge University, where he works on the sociopolitical impact of AI technologies, with a specific interest in how machines extend and modify human cognition.

Christine Henneberg MD MS

2012 Medical Fellow

Dr. Christine Henneberg is a family medicine physician who practices women's health and family planning, including providing first- and second-trimester abortions in California. 

Chrissy has been drawn to abortion care from the start of her medical training as a way to offer patients trust and compassion in an exquisitely tender and vulnerable moment in their lives. As she wrote recently in The New York Review of Books: "She came in for an abortion, and what she got instead, or first, was a glimpse of this: her agency; a vision of what her future will look like, even if it's just for the next few days, or the next week, or the next hour; her self."

Chrissy earned her BA in English / Creative Writing from Pomona College, and her MD / MS in Health Sciences from the UC Berkeley – UCSF Joint Medical Program. She attended residency at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, where she established a resident scholarly track in the Medical Humanities. Her essays on abortion, reproductive justice, and other topics in medical ethics have appeared in The New York TimesBoston ReviewThe PointSlate, and elsewhere. Her memoir, Boundless: An Abortion Doctor Becomes a Mother, will be published in September 2022.

Rev. Matt Stone

2017 Seminary Fellow

Rev. Matt Stone is the the rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in Bastrop, Texas. He is leading this theologically and politically diverse community to engage in ethical issues including systemic racism, welcoming the marginalized, confronting our nation's epidemic of gun violence, and gathering faith leaders in the community to partner with Title I elementary schools. Calvary has also launched the Concerts at Calvary Series to bring in well-known musicians and songwriters to perform and discuss the intersection of spirituality and creativity.

Matt graduated with a diploma in Anglican Studies from Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, and received a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Matt has been married for almost 17 years and is the proud father of a son, Henry.

Matt writes: “During the pandemic and with the other difficult issues our country is facing, I have come back time and again to what we learned in FASPE. It is so tempting to stay quiet for the sake of the institutions we are part of, but it is such silence that allows injustice and oppression to go unnoticed and unchecked. While we want to avoid sorting ourselves and those we serve into boxes, we must call ourselves and others to make decisions and take steps to honor the dignity of every human being. For in the end, we really do belong to each other.”

Rose Carmen Goldberg

2014 Law Fellow

Rose Carmen Goldberg is a Deputy Attorney General at the Office of the California Attorney General, and lecturer at the UC Berkeley School of Law, where she serves as Director of the Veterans Law Practicum. In both roles, Rose leverages the power of the law to empower and protect the underrepresented

As a Deputy Attorney General, she litigates complex cases on behalf of her fellow Californians — cases that can affect millions of people. Currently, her work focuses on gun violence and the proliferation of ghost guns, and she recently led a successful suit against the federal administration that pushed for drastic reform of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program and relief for public servants nationwide.

At Berkeley Law, Rose draws on her years representing homeless and veterans within the criminal-legal system as a Skadden Fellow to teach the Veterans Law Practicum. Through the lens of veterans rights, she trains the next generation of lawyers how to use the law to combat some of the most important social justice issues of our time: sexual assault, racism, discrimination against LGBTQ individuals, and inadequate access to mental healthcare.

Rose is also active in advancing Native rights and visibility in her local community, including serving on the Advisory Board of the American Indian Cultural District of San Francisco and educating the public on California's genocide against Native Americans. Rose got her start in Native American affairs in the White House under President Obama.

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.