2017 Fellowship Leadership

Anthony Chase

Detroit Program Director

Anthony Chase designed and established the Humanity in Action Fellowship in Detroit on urban and economic change. He currently serves as Director of Programs and Detroit Program Director in the New York office of Humanity in Action. He is passionate about Detroit, urban development and public policy. From 2014 to 2016, Anthony and Judy Goldstein developed the Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship from a nascent idea to a multinational educational initiative that has engaged over 300 emerging and established foreign policy experts. When Anthony joined Humanity in Action in 2013 as a Program Coordinator, he produced a program in Cairo and New York on human rights and politics in Egypt since the Arab Spring. Anthony previously worked in Paris as a Project Manager for Bibliothèques Sans Frontières and now serves on the Board of Directors of the organization’s US branch, Libraries Without Borders. He is a highest honors graduate of the University of Michigan where he was as a research assistant in urban planning, public policy and African studies departments. Anthony is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow (France 2011). He is a native of Kalamazoo, Michigan. 


Ravynne Gilmore

2017 Associate Program Director

Ravynne Gilmore serves as Associate Program Director for Humanity in Action’s inaugural Detroit Fellowship. She earned her J.D. in 2015 from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, and her B.B.A., in International Business from Eastern Michigan University. A native Detroiter, she recently returned to her hometown, after having spent a year working at the Université d’ Auvergne Ecole de Droit in Clermont-Ferrand, France where she taught courses in American law and International Business law. Her diverse experiences and open-mindedness have allowed her to learn about other cultures, legal systems, and economies in a spirit of critical dialogue and practicality and encouraged her to pursue a more cooperative and inclusive world network.


Beverli Li

2017 Program Intern

Beverly Li graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Chinese. She participated in Humanity in Action in Berlin in 2014, served as a Lantos-Humanity in Action Congressional Fellow in 2015, and was the Program Intern for the 2015 HIA Berlin program. Beverly has been involved in psychological research that focuses on social stigma, racism, and prejudice and discrimination reduction for over six years. She seeks to apply intervention tools and techniques from academia to the real world. Beverly currently resides in Santa Barbara, California.