P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Sava Berhané, 2009

SVP of Customer Success, Alayacare

Sava is a child of immigrants from Ethiopia

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at Yale University

Sava Berhané was born to Ethiopian parents. In high school, she was a competitive Certamen player in the National Junior Classical League and an accomplished basketball player including as a nominee for the McDonald’s All-American games. 

She graduated from Mount Holyoke College at the top of her class. She then joined the Obama for America campaign as a member of the national policy team before entering a career in corporate finance and M&A at GE. 

Most recently, Sava served as the founding CEO of eCaring, an early stage medical software development company, where she led the design of a caregiver management platform and mobile app. She took this role after spending several years leading and consulting private-equity backed companies growing through acquisition. 

Sava periodically teaches negotiations and business fundamentals as a senior lecturer at Brandeis University. She has a J.D. from Yale Law School.

  • JD Law | Yale University 2012
  • BA Politics | Mount Holyoke College 2007
  • Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Emerging Executive Pinnacle Award
  • Harvard Business School, Young American Leaders Award
  • Oxford University, Laurel Fellow
  • Harvard Kennedy School of Government, John Kenneth Galbraith Scholar in Social Policy
Work History
  • Alayacare, SVP of Customer Success
  • Brandeis University, Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Business
  • eCaring, Founding CEO
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