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Student Fellows Program

The Tsai CITY Student Fellowship Program recruits ten students across both Yale College and the professional schools to promote Tsai CITY’s programs, events, and other resources. Tsai CITY Student fellows provide (1) outreach, marketing, and ambassadorship services to Yale students; (2) targeted engagement in Tsai CITY programs and initiatives; and (3) strategic advisory support to Tsai CITY leadership.

These students are passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation and the potential of technology and business to create positive change in the world. In addition to acting as liaisons between Tsai CITY and the student body at Yale, they help engage potential partners, sponsors, and collaborators for the center's initiatives.

A key benefit of this fellowship is the opportunity for tailored professional development, such as leadership training or public speaking workshops.


Thimali Lihansa Bandara


Teo Dimov


Matthew Kaspy


Jon-Paul Lapeña


Casey McGuire


Savannah Neibart


Po Eic Quah


U Jin Seah

Dorothy Wu

Dorothy Wu

Ethnie Xu

Ethnie Xu


Tsai CITY will seek a representative group of Fellows across Yale’s graduate and professional schools and Yale College, as well as a range of expertise in areas of sustainability, arts, civic innovation, healthcare, technology, entrepreneurship, and management. We seek candidates who are engaged in their schools and in these domains both within and outside of Tsai CITY.

Full-time enrollment in a degree-granting program at Yale is a requirement for students selected to participate in the fellowship.

Interested students will be invited to apply at the beginning of the fall semester and are selected in a competitive process to serve during a full academic year (September to May).

A New Path for Student Leadership at Tsai CITY

Tsai CITY initially created the Student Advisory Board (SAB) in 2017 to represent student voices within Tsai CITY’s development. As the center established itself on campus and COVID-19 altered the educational landscape, the SAB evolved into the Student Fellows program, providing new methods of student engagement that better align with Tsai CITY's evolving aims.