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JCLP Students

Class of 2024

  1. Ben Shovers Ben Shovers

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2024

    Ben Shovers was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. He comes to the JCLP program after completing a Master of Management at the U-M Ross School of Business in 2022. Before completing his Master of Management, Ben graduated from George Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and minors in psychology and sociology. Ben hopes to eventually become a CEO of a Jewish Community Center or an Executive Director of a Jewish Federation, combining his business knowledge of finance, accounting, marketing, and overall business strategy with his social work education to optimize social services for his community. When Ben is not in school, he loves working at his Jewish summer camp (Camp Interlaken JCC), watching NBA basketball (particularly the Milwaukee Bucks), going to Michigan football games, trying new restaurants, and spending quality time with his friends and family.

  2. Marie Aiudi Pattipati Marie Aiudi Pattipati

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2024

    Marie Aiudi Pattipati (she/her/hers) was raised in Connecticut and has been living in Michigan for close to ten years. She received her undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan in 2021. Marie is excited to return to U-M to study social work through the Program Evaluation and Research pathway as part of the JCLP cohort. Prior to attending U-M, she served eight years in the military as a member of the Army National Guard. This has played a strong role in her research as she examines group identity, values, and structures within white nationalist groups. She is proudly autistic, and is passionate about advocating for marginalized communities. She is the creator of the social media page "Ela Asherah author/advocate", which shares creative works that push back against ableism and supremacy. She is the mom of four amazing individuals whom she greatly admires, and enjoys spending time with her family swimming, hiking, and traveling. She is also an avid foodie and the co-creator of the page "Introverted and Hungry", which shares mostly local food recommendations.

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