This weekend, we hosted an Esteemed Fellows Brunch in San Francisco for current, former and aspiring fellows. The brunch brought together a cross-disciplinary group of leaders in their fields. Over a bottomless buffet of Southern-inspired comfort food at Ironside in SOMA, fellows discussed their latest projects and experiences, including innovating government services through technology, programming for an upcoming LGBT seminar series at the Commonwealth Club, and one fellow’s experience researching her new book, “Part of the Family?: Nannies, Housekeepers, Caregivers and the Battle for Domestic Workers’ Rights.” Business cards were exchanged, stories and experiences were shared, and fellows left the event with ideas and new contacts.
The Esteemed Fellows events are organized by our International Fellows Network, which is a rapidly growing professional networking organization of more than 800 current and former fellows from all over the world. We have also held events in Washington, DC, New York City and Berlin, Germany. Through the IFN, current and former fellows can connect for advice and information on fellowships, jobs, events, graduate programs and collaborative opportunities. If you are a current or former fellow and would like to get involved, please sign up for our fellowships database, and we’ll be in touch by email!
July 2014 attendees:
- Ayushi Gummadi, Fulbright ETA to South America
- Karen Kwok, National Urban Fellow
- Kenneth Cunanan, Code for America
- Michael Fernandez, Marshall Memorial Scholar
- Ryan Johnson, Cofounder, ProFellow
- Sheila Bapat, Butler Koshland Fellow
- Vicki Johnson, Ian Axford Fellow in Public Policy (New Zealand)
- Wes McGaughey, aspiring fellow/MPP-MBA candidate at Mills College