Seventeen Yale University students have been named Kerry Fellows for the 2018-19 academic year. Part of the Kerry Initiative led by former Secretary of State John Kerry YC ’66, the Fellows will collaborate with Sec. Kerry on leading-edge research and high-profile publications for a global audience.

The students represent Yale College and several of Yale’s professional schools, including the schools of Public Health, Forestry and Environmental Studies, Law, Management, as well as the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, which is part of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

The 2018-19 Kerry Fellows are:

  • Rayan Alsemeiry (Yale College, Global Affairs)
  • Veronica Baker (Jackson Institute for Global Affairs)
  • Austin Bryniarski (School of Forestry and Environmental Studies)
  • Veronica Chiu (Jackson Institute for Global Affairs)
  • Donovan Ervin (School of Forestry and Environmental Studies/School of Management)
  • Sappho Gilbert (Public Health)
  • Nicolas Jimenez (Yale College, Ethics, Politics, & Economics and Applied Mathematics)
  • Nikita Lalwani (Law School)
  • Ned Levin (Law School and School of Management)
  • Ellis Liang (Law School and School of Management)
  • Alexandra Mahler-Haug (Law School)
  • Aashna Mehra (School of Management)
  • Nora Moraga-Lewy (School of Forestry and Environmental Studies)
  • Alexander Nassikas (Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and School of Forestry and Environmental Studies)
  • Will Ryan (School of Management)
  • Eric Sanderson (Yale College, Global Affairs)
  • Baobao Zhang (GSAS, Political Science)

“The Kerry Fellows are an outstanding group of individuals with diverse experiences from all over the world,” said Kerry. “I am inspired by their passion and commitment to making a difference and look forward to working closely with them on today’s most pressing global challenges.”