Five Yale School of Management students have been named Kerry Fellows for the 2021-2022 academic year. MBA student Shan Agrawal ’22; Drew D’Alelio ’22, a joint-degree student in the MBA program and the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs; MBA student Jessica Lee ’22; Robert Lucas ’23, a student in the MBA for Executives program’s asset management area of focus; and MBA student Neil Noronha ’22 are among 23 Yale students selected for the program, which is part of the Kerry Initiative, founded by Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Change and the 68th U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry YC ’66. Kerry Fellows collaborate with U.S. policy-makers on leading-edge research and high-profile publications for a global audience, touching on issues from the global environment to democracy and technology.
“This is our largest class of Kerry Fellows ever, for a very good reason. The caliber of applicants was so remarkable, we had our work cut out for us making the final selections,” said David E. Wade, director of the Kerry Initiative and former U.S. State Department Chief of Staff.
“These are extraordinary students, many of whom who have already served their country in uniform or in civilian security and foreign policy positions in government. Already, our new Kerry Fellows have been on the ground at COP26 where they met the diplomats leading the U.S. effort, Secretary Kerry and Yale’s own Sue Biniaz. It’s an exciting time for everyone to contribute towards a safer world. We’re looking forward to a productive year working closely with each of them.”