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Global Career Week: International Fellowships and Graduate Opportunities
12:00pm - 1:15pm ET


Interested in graduate school, research abroad, or funding for a post-graduate project? Join Perry World House and Penn’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF) to learn more about the many international fellowship and graduate education opportunities available to students at Penn.

This panel will feature Penn alumni and current students who have received a variety of fellowships that support study abroad. CURF advisors will be present to provide guidance on the Penn processes for nomination and application to a wide range of award programs.

Please note that our Global Career Week events are in-person only and intended for Penn students.


Stephen Damianos is a doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford's Refugee Studies Centre. His research interrogates digital border technologies, state violence, and the usage of Skype within the asylum procedure on mainland Greece. He additionally teaches classes on forced migration and human rights at the University of Oxford. Upon completing his doctorate, Damianos plans to attend law school to pursue a career in human rights law. Prior to commencing his doctoral work, Damianos received an MPhil in Development Studies at the University of Cambridge, and a BA in Political Science and Journalism from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Rhodes Scholar and a Truman Scholar.

Rishi Goel is a third-year medical student at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in immunology at the University of Oxford. In addition to his clinical training at Penn, Goel is a research fellow in the laboratory of E. John Wherry. His recent work focuses on understanding immune responses to viral pathogens and has led to new insights into the development of immune memory after SARS-CoV-2 infection and mRNA vaccination. He hopes to pursue a career as a physician-scientist, using the latest innovations in immunology research to improve patient care. Goel is a 2022 recipient of the Soros Fellowship for New Americans.

Ross Perfetti is an MD-PhD student at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania, respectively. Their dissertation research in cultural anthropology focuses on patient and family experiences of critical illness recovery. Their research asks how critical care clinicians prevent long-term harms caused by ICU care, how the side-effects of care are addressed after hospitalization, and how patients understand survivorship in their own terms. Ross’ past work has included research on patient-centered outcomes, quality improvement and patient safety, and health services for immigrant groups in Philadelphia. Perfetti received their MSc with distinction in medical anthropology at Durham University, with the support of a Thouron Award.


Thomas J. Shattuck is the global order program manager at Perry World House. He is the former deputy director of the Asia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI), where he was also a research fellow. Shattuck is also a member of Foreign Policy for America’s NextGen Foreign Policy Initiative and the Pacific Forum’s Young Leaders Program. He was a member of the 2019 class of scholars at the Global Taiwan Institute, receiving the Taiwan Scholarship. His articles have appeared in the Global Taiwan Brief, Defense Security Brief, Washington Post, National Interest, American Interest, Divergent Options, Taipei Times, and Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as the peer-reviewed journal Orbis: A Journal of World Affairs. Shattuck received a BA from LaSalle University in history and English writing and an MA in international studies from the National Chengchi University.

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