People

See YIA’s Board of Directors and Officers, as well as YIA’s Ambassadors and Committees, below.

The Yale International Alliance is organized as a Shared Interest Group of the Yale Alumni Association. Our Board of Directors serves as the governing body of YIA and provides overall leadership to the organization. If you are interested in serving on the YIA Board or one of its committees, please get in touch with [email protected]

The YIA’s activities are mostly organized through its committees. To get involved with one or more of our committees, please use our express interest form to contact YIA administrators.

Officers
Kyle Kegang Wang
BA Yale, MBA University of Chicago

United States
YIA Chair, Head of Global Crises Action
Founder, Global Energy System Exchange
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Claudia Portogallo
MA Freie Universität Berlin, MEd Landesamt für Schule und Bildung, Standort Dresden, PhD, MPhil, MA Yale University

Germany, Italy
YIA Vice Chair, Head of Education in Action
PR and Education, Sankt Afra, Germany
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Hetty Nerod
B.A. Yale; MBA Cornell University

United States
YIA Secretary

Hui-Qiong Wang
BSc Xiamen University, MSc National University of Singapore, PhD Yale

United States
YIA Treasurer
Visiting Professor Yale University, Professor of Physics Xiamen University China and Malaysia
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Directors
George Abdelnour
BA Yale, PhD Yale

Lebanon
Department of English and Translation, Notre Dame University, Lebanon
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Renata Cesar
BA Yale, JD Stanford

United Kingdom
Common Room Co-Chair and Founding Chair of YIA
Lawyer, Writer
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Maria Lopez-Bresnahan
BA Yale, MD New York University

United States
SVP, Translational Medicine & Clinical Development, Voyager Therapeutics, Inc.
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Helen Sun
MBA Renmin University, MAM Yale

China

Senior Partner, Zhongrui Capital; President, Yale Club of Beijing

Guillermina Rosenkrantz
BA Universidad del Salvador, MA Yale, MPhil Yale, PhD Yale

Argentina

Professor of Law, Universidad de San Andrés; Universidad de Palermo; President, Yale Club of Argentina
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Ruth Spencer
MA Yale

Antigua and Barbuda

Head of Climate Action Group; Senior Lending Advisor, Antigua, and Barbuda Development Bank
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Vittoria Tagliabue
BSc Università Bocconi, MSc Università Bocconi, MMS Yale

Italy, United Kingdom

YIA Communications Committee Chair
Manager of Corporate Strategy, VISA
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Sergio Pineda
MEM Yale School of the Environment

Colombia

Geographer; President, Yale Club of Colombia

Ambassadors
Elkanah Babatunde
BA University of Benin, Yale Fox International Fellow, Law PhD candidate, University of Cape Town

Nigeria/South Africa
Editor, Southern African Legal Information Institute
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Ruth Botsio
BA Yale

Ghana
Communications and Alumni Director, SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College; VP Yale Club of Ghana
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April Swando Hu
BSc Yale, MBA Stanford

Singapore
Business Development Asia, GenCell Energy; Co-founder, NINEby9
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Peggy Shaw
BA Yale

United States
Coordinator, Educational and Cultural Programs, various US embassies and consulates

Caroline Hsiao Van
BA Yale, MBA University of Chicago

Hong Kong
Independent Advisor, Yale Medalist

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Anton Tejeda
BA Yale, MPA Harvard Kennedy School

Dominican Republic
President, Saint George School, Dominican Republic
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John Wakiumu
BA Lafayette College, MPPM Yale

Kenya

CEO for Africa and Global Head of Agriculture, Reewire International ApS

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Clint Bartlett
BCom, MBA University of Cape Town, MAM Yale University

South Africa

Director at African Impact

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Inbal Megiddo
BA, MM/AD, Yale; DMA, Victoria University of Wellington

New Zealand | Oceania

Cello Professor at New Zealand School of Music

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Joaquín Jácome Diez
JD, Universidad de Los Andes Bogotá , Colombia; MA International Law, Stockholm University, Sweden; 2005 Yale World Fellow

Panama

Attorney at Law,
Senior Partner
Jacome & Jacome
 
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Joseph He

Poland

Committees
Communications and Programming Committee

This committee will strengthen the YIA website and social media presence. It will explore innovative conferencing technologies for connecting a group that is spread around the world. This committee will also lead and develop alumni volunteers organizing events in different parts of the world. Events further the mission and goals of the YIA include joint ventures among different Yale communities such as local Yale clubs and alumni Shared Interest Groups, ISO reunions on campus, international mentoring schemes, and other programs.

Governance Committee

This committee will file charter documents (certificate of inc. and bylaws), and oversee adherence to the YIA bylaws, mission, and statutory requirements.

Public Relations and Resources Committee

This committee develops YIA’s public relations and resources strategy, and fundraising campaigns for specific impact projects, and builds YIA’s resources, considering national, regional, and global perspectives. It is responsible for publicity, outreach, and the recruitment and retention of members worldwide.

University Relations Committee

The members of this group create a bridge between the YIA and the Yale campus by developing relationships with the university and faculty and liaising with student campus organizations. In addition, it helps model alumni relations in countries that have an active alumni relationship with the university.

Former Members of YIA’s Leadership Team
Miranda Melcher


Minh Tran

Mena Cammett

Kristina Tremonti

Javade Chaudhri

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