Big Year for Blackwood

Blackwood All-Star Card

Weissman's Zoie Blackwood Named 2010
Colin Powell Fellow, CUNY Student All-Star

Colin Powell Fellowship

Zoie Blackwood was selected this year for the highly competitive Colin Powell Fellowship in International Diplomacy. She will be a State Department intern this summer, working in the Bureau of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs in Washington.

Offered to outstanding Baruch College students who survive a rigorous selection process, the fellowship is the latest addition to the already impressive resume of the 22-year-old Blackwood, who immigrated to the U.S. from Jamaica as a child.

She will graduate in the fall with a BA in political science.

"I wanted to be part of the solution to the issues we see in the nation and the world," Blackwood said. "I want to have a career where I'm not just making money but also making a difference." She said her possibilities might include a United States emissary, ambassador, or an executive director of a nonprofit organization.

In the 2008 spring semester she interned with the legislative staff of Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY) under the CUNY sponsored Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program in Government and Public Affairs. In 2009 she participated in the Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) summer internship program at Howard University.

Having an avid interest in working overseas, Blackwood obtained an internship in 2007 through AISEC, an international exchange program with a chapter at Baruch. She teamed with a student from the Netherlands and spent that summer with a nonprofit organization in Jaipur, India, that developed schools and irrigation projects.

CUNY Student All-Star

The City University of New York has announced their picks for the new 2010 roster of award-winning CUNY “All-Star” students. Among them is Zoie Blackwood, a Weissman School of Arts and Sciences student and 2010 Colin Powell Fellow. Her impressive "stats" are featured in a printable card as part of a set featuring the full lineup of CUNY's 2010 All-Stars. To download the cards and learn more about the team, visit

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