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Graduate Fellowship Affiliates (GFAs) are Yale graduate and professional students who are recipients of major fellowships (like Fulbright, Gates, Marshall, Rhodes, and Truman) and who have generously volunteered to help Yale applicants for similar awards. They offer informal advice on fellowship matters, as well as about graduate/professional school applications and the benefits and challenges of a year or two of study abroad after college. From their personal experience, they can offer insights into programs, fellowship applications and interviews, and much more. GFAs also give invaluable assistance with practice interviews to help prepare finalists for external fellowship interviews. (The Fellowships office has an even more extensive list of contacts you might find useful for postgraduate study in Britain or Ireland; please just ask.)

Current Graduate Fellowship Affiliates Fellowships
Jane Abbottsmith, Religious Studies '22 Gates Cambridge
Mohit Agrawal, Economics '20 Mitchell and Rhodes
Neil Alacha, Law '21 Rhodes
Madeline Bauer, History, '17 Schwarzman
Dan Bromberg, Social & Behavioral Science PhD '24 Fulbright, Critical Language
Kelsi Caywood, YC '18 Yenching
Ben Daus-Haberle, Law '21 Marshall
Ryan DuChanois, Engineering '23 Gates Cambridge
Alana Felton, PhD '25, Slavic Languages & Literatures Fulbright
Kristy Ferraro, Forestry and Environmental Science PhD '23  Fulbright, NSF
Max Goldberg, Ethics, Politics & Economics '17, Law '22 Schwarzman
José Darío Martínez, TC '12, Spanish & Portuguese '20 Henry
Brian McGrail, Law '19 Rhodes
Paul Meosky, Law '22 Gates Cambridge
Farrah Mohammed BME/PhD '25 Fulbright ETA, NSF GRFP,
Corey Meyer, Law '19 Schwarzman
Matt Meizlish, TC '11, MD/PhD '20 Keasbey
Vinay Nayak, Law '19 Rhodes
Mariana Olaizola, Law '19 Soros
Samantha Olyha, MD/PhD '22 Marshall
Uzoma Orchingwa, Law '22 Gates Cambridge, Soros, Truman
Julianne Rolf, PhD '23, Chemical and Environmental Engineering Fulbright, NSF, Goldwater
Sasha Safonova, PhD '25 Astronomy Fulbright, NSF
Lorenzo Sewanan, MD/PhD '20 Soros
Matt Shafer, ES '13, Political Science '20 Gates Cambridge
Aasha Shaik, Law '23 Truman
Max Shinn, Bio & Biomed Science '22 Churchill, Goldwater
Neha Singh, SOM '22 Fulbright ETA
Tara Torabi, MD '20 Mitchell
Alex Wang, Law '19 Rhodes, Truman
Xiao Wang, Law  Truman
Phil Yao, Law '19 Rhodes

Tip: Please remember to thank anyone who helps you, and to let them know how things turn out. They're rooting for you, no matter what the outcome of an application.