Everhardt’s fellowship is specifically geared toward professionals with prior work experience. As a Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellow, she will pursue an independent academic project regarding alternative dispute mechanisms in addition to her work as a special assistant within the Kosovo Ministry of Finance.
Before accepting the fellowship, Everhardt was an associate with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in New York. “I applied for the Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship because it provides an opportunity to combine the skills and knowledge I gained in several years of private practice with my interests in government, international law and foreign policy,” she said. “More than that, as a Fulbright-Clinton Fellow, I have the rare opportunity to work within and support a foreign government ministry.”
Everhardt is one of 21 Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellows in the class of 2016-17. Members of her class are working in government ministries in nine foreign nations and the African Union. “This cohort of Fulbright-Clinton Fellows are an impressive group and come from diverse academic and professional backgrounds, most non-law,” she said.
Everhardt earned a B.A. in international studies at the University of Chicago in 2005 before earning her J.D. at Vanderbilt in 2010. As a law student, “I took nearly every international law class available, including the International Law Practice Lab, and interned with the State Department,” she said. “This foundation will be key to my contributions as a Fulbright-Clinton Fellow.”
At Freshfields, she focused on international arbitration and commercial litigation, representing clients in both commercial and treaty disputes before international arbitral tribunals, and commercial litigation in federal and New York state courts.