Chantalle M. Carles-Schropp
A native of Miami, Fla., Chantalle graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida with a major in Political Science and a minor in English. After graduation, she joined Teach for America and spent two years teaching special education English in rural eastern North Carolina. As a Fellow, Chantalle assisted with the Endowment’s literacy efforts, particularly through the Rural Church program area. Her work at the Endowment and experience in the classroom led her to create a literacy-intensive summer school program hosted by a rural church. She completed her Juris Doctorate and Master of Arts in English at Duke University. Following her graduation, Chantalle clerked for The Honorable Robert Hinkle of the Northern District of Florida and for The Honorable Barbara Milano Keenan of the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. After three years as an associate at an international law firm in Washington, D.C., Chantalle now serves as the Legal Director of Litigation for PepsiCo in New York.