The Hertog Foundation Announces 2022 Summer Courses Fellows

April 26, 2022 – The Hertog Foundation announced 58 fellows for its 2022 Summer Course Fellowships.

Capped at 16 fellows each, the four online courses are fully subsidized by the Foundation, including all course materials and a stipend to support fellows’ study. Fellows will engage with the subject-matter of their choice: they’ll assess American defense strategy to counter China’s rise, explore how the new conservative supermajority will influence the Supreme Court, engage in a literary, scientific, and ethical study of Artificial Intelligence, or analyze how the idea of social justice is transforming American politics.

The 58 fellows, selected from a competitive field, represent 42 colleges and universities, and include recipients of the QuestBridge, Fulbright, and Schwarzman fellowships. Among the recipients are a co-founder of an undergraduate foreign policy think tank, a researcher working on a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to study the Constitutional Convention process in the American West, and a former iOS engineer now part of a dedicated AI research team at Stanford.

The Hertog Foundation sponsors selective educational programs for outstanding undergraduates, graduate students, and young professionals. Our Summer Fellowships offer residential and online seminars in three main areas: Political Thought & Philosophy; War & Foreign Affairs; and Economics & Domestic Policy. Learn more at

U.S. Defense Strategy & the China Challenge
  • Jack Aiello, Princeton University
  • Chris Barnard, University of Kent
  • Caroline Bosler, George Washington University
  • Andrew Boyles, Clemson University
  • Eduardo Castellet Nogués, American University
  • Blake Chen, Harvard University
  • Ethan Dodd, Yale University
  • Ellen Harnisch, Emory University
  • Samantha Lucy, American University
  • Madeleine McMaster, Villanova University
  • Archit Oswal, University of Texas, Austin
  • Brendan Potter, North Carolina State University
  • Parthav Shergill, Stanford University
  • Chris Vassallo, Harvard University
  • Dustin Vesey, Georgetown University
The Supreme Court & American Politics
  • Alba Bajiri, Princeton University
  • Ethan Bassett, Utah Valley University
  • Helena Drake, Princeton University
  • Danielle Efrat, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Abraham Figueroa, University of Notre Dame
  • Olivia Glunz, Harvard University
  • Matthew Krauter, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Quy Le, Washington & Lee University
  • Erica Lizza, Georgetown University
  • Kiley McLeroy, Christopher Newport University
  • Ana-Maria Militaru, University of Warwick
  • Aron Ravin, Yale University
  • Michael Schwartz, Brandeis University
  • Fawwaz Shoukfeh, Harvard University
  • Megan Walsh, Davidson College
  • Benjamin Woodard, Princeton University
Living with Artificial Intelligence
  • Michael Indelicarto, Northwestern University
  • Brady Helwig, Hillsdale College
  • Emma Janssen, University of Chicago
  • Natalie Kreppner, St. John’s College, Annapolis
  • Peter Lucas, Thomas Aquinas College
  • Ethan MacMillan, University of Notre Dame
  • Michael Peeler, Furman University
  • Alejandrina Gonzalez Reyes, Stanford University
  • Bridget Ruffing, Thomas More College
  • Jacob Salas, Arizona State University
  • Luke Thompson, University of Notre Dame
  • Chaitanya Venkateswaran, American University
  • Isaac Winnes, Patrick Henry College
Understanding Social Justice
  • Bolivar Campusano, Columbia University
  • Anne Casey, Ashland University
  • Jessica DeBlasi, Emory University
  • Ethan Delves, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Alex Gorman, Benedictine College
  • Jacob Harvey, CUNY Hunter College
  • Garrett Madden, Boston College
  • Skylar McVicar, Davidson College
  • Christopher Mee, Belmont Abbey College
  • Sarah Montalbano, Montana State University
  • Fatima Naimi, University College London
  • Caroline O’Neal, Clemson University
  • Emily Yamada, Concordia University Irvine