2019 Wrighton Leadership Fellows Awardees

The McDonnell Academy admitted its first Scholars, selected in the fall of 2019 with programming to begin in the spring, who demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership potential in the Mark S. Wrighton Leadership Fellows Program. Jae Lee and Girish Sharma will be known as Wrighton Leadership Fellows

Yang Jae Lee
Jae Lee
US Scholar

Jae’s project seeks to develop a sustainability plan for the non-profit 501(c)3 global health organization Empower Through Health (ETH), for which he is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of the Board of Directors. ETH provides healthcare to a catchment area of 70,000 people in rural Uganda, conducts clinical and public health research, and provides educational opportunities in public and global health for Ugandan and international students.

Girish Sharma
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

According to the WHO’s global air pollution database (2018), 14 out of the 15 most polluted cities in the world are in India. Girish’s project aims to provide guidelines for tackling air pollution to the government of India.

The deadline for 2020 applications is due September 30, 2020.