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P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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    • Sanjena Sathian

      Fellow

      The daughter of Indian immigrants who raised her in Bible Belt Georgia, Sanjena Anshu Sathian connected with her twin cultures through the page. She grew up reading Hindu mythological comic books and...

    • Lorenzo Sewanan

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      Lorenzo Rakesh Sewanan was born in Paramaribo, Suriname, to Indo-Caribbean parents who migrated there in the 1970s from Guyana to escape the economic and political unrest of the Socialist regime....

    • Ashvin A. Swaminathan

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      Born in New Providence, New Jersey, Ashvin A. Swaminathan is the son of Indian immigrants who embody the American Dream. From his parents, both of whom earned graduate degrees in the United States...

    • Xuan Hong Thi Tran

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      Born and raised in Ho Chi Minh City, Xuan Hong Thi Tran grew up with a deep sense of justice, having learned about Vietnam’s history through her family’s harrowing past. In 2010, after a...

    • Võ Tiến Phong

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      Born in Ho Chi Minh City, Võ Tiến Phong learned his earliest lessons of dāna (generosity), prajñā (insight), and mettā (compassion) when visiting Buddhist temples with his grandmother and parents. In...

    • Maria Vertkin

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      Maria Vertkin was born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, and lived in Israel for five years before immigrating to the United States at age eleven. Through the economic and social hardships of two...

    • Jinyan Zang

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      Jinyan Zang is working to ensure that digital technologies and innovations reflect American values. He identifies conflicts between technology and the nation’s laws and traditions in areas such as...

    • Seyedeh Maryam Zekavat

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      Seyedeh Maryam Zekavat was born in Shiraz, Iran, and immigrated to the United States with her family when she was five years old. As a child, Maryam watched her mother pursue a degree in...

    • Joseph Augusto Guimaraes

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      Joseph A. Guimaraes was born in Recife, Brazil, and immigrated to the United States in 1998, when he was in fifth grade. Joseph remembers the day he learned his family would be moving to the US. It...

    • Q&A: Suhas Rao Wins Hertz Fellowship

      News

      Suhas Rao (2016 Fellow) recently learned that he was awarded a 2017 Hertz Foundation Fellowship. The Hertz fellowship will support his research at Stanford, where he is pursuing an MD/PhD in...

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