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Yale College
Center for International and Professional Experience
55 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT
06510   USA

Fellowship Programs Staff

Julia Bakes, Richard U. Light Fellowship Assistant
Alan Baubonis, Richard U. Light Fellowship Assistant Director
Robert Clough, Richard U. Light Fellowship Director
Meghan Connolly, Senior Administrative Assistant, CIPE
Katherine Dailinger, Director for National Fellowships
Kelly McLaughlin, Deputy Director of the Center for International and Professional Experience, Director of Outcomes Assessment, and Director of Fellowship Programs
April Ruiz, Assistant Director for Yale College Fellowships
Suzanne Wirak, Fellowship Programs Assistant

 

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Julia Bakes
Richard U. Light Fellowship Assistant
(203) 432-8675

Role: Julia Bakes supports the Richard U. Light Fellowship by serving as a first point of contact for students, faculty and staff in processing fellowship application materials.

 

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Alan Baubonis
Richard U. Light Fellowship Assistant Director
(203) 432-8675

Role: Alan Baubonis advises students through the application process and pre-departure preparations for the Light Fellowship. He also keeps current and returned fellows engaged with one another through online media and Student Advisory Committee activities.

 

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Robert Clough
Richard U. Light Fellowship Director
(203) 432-8675

Role: Robert Clough oversees the Light Fellowship's overall development in concert both with the on-campus Executive Committee and with the Light Foundation Trustees based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Robert also serves as a student advisor for several Yale College Year-long Fellowships, the Luce Scholars Program, and the Yung Wing Chinese Cultural Scholarship.

 

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Meghan Connolly
Senior Administrative Assistant, CIPE
(203) 432-8685

Role: Meghan Connolly supports various fellowship programs, including  national competitions, Junior Research, the Thouron, and the International Summer Award.

 

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Kate Dailinger
Director for National Fellowships
(203) 432-8685

Role: Kate Dailinger specializes in advising students interested in applying for national fellowships such as the Goldwater and Truman. Having studied in England, she also advises students and recent alumni on fellowships for postgraduate degrees in the UK and Ireland, like the Churchill, Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes (for which she is Yale University's official contact).

 

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Kelly McLaughlin
Deputy Director of the Center for International and Professional Experience, Director of Outcomes Assessment, and Director of Fellowship Programs
(203) 432-8675

Role: Kelly McLaughlin oversees Fellowship Programs, and is the Fulbright Program Adviser for Yale College. Kelly also serves as Deputy Director of the Center for International and Professional Experience and as Director of Outcomes Assessment.

 

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April Ruiz
Assistant Director for Yale College Fellowships
(203) 432-8685

Role: April Ruiz oversees Yale College Fellowships. As an undergraduate at Yale she won a number of fellowships herself (including international ones), and now enjoys advising freshmen, sophomores and juniors on summer fellowship opportunities.

 

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Suzanne Wirak
Fellowship Programs Assistant
(203) 432-8685

Role: Suzanne Wirak serves as an invaluable first point of contact for students, faculty, alumni, and staff.