Board of Directors

The Yale International Alliance is organized as a Shared Interest Group of the Yale Alumni Association. Our Board of Directors serves as the governing body of YIA and provides overall leadership to the organization. If you are interested in serving on the YIA Board or one of its committees, please contact


Kyle Kegang Wang, BA Yale, MBA University of Chicago
United States
YIA Chair
Founder, Global Energy System Exchange
Mena Cammett BA Yale, MBA Yale
United Kingdom
YIA Vice Chair, University Partnerships Committee Chair
Senior Risk Officer & Economist at Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), World Bank Group
Minh Tran, BA Yale, EdD The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
YIA Secretary
Vice President of Operations and Academic Affairs, GoodNotes
Kristina Tremonti, BA Yale
YIA Treasurer
Founder, Edosa Greece
Caroline Van, BA Yale, MBA University of Chicago
Hong Kong/United States
YIA Membership Director
Independent Consultant, Yale Medalist


George Abdelnour, BA Yale, PhD Yale
YIA Governance Committee Chair
Chair, Department of English and Translation, Notre Dame University, Lebanon
Renata Cesar, BA Yale, JD Stanford
United Kingdom
YIA Programming Committee Co-Chair, YIA Founding Chair
Lawyer, Writer
Javade Chaudhri, BS Yale, MFS Yale, JD Georgetown
United States
Of Counsel at Jones Day
Maria Lopez-Bresnahan, BA Yale, MD New York University
United States
SVP, Translational Medicine & Clinical Development, Voyager Therapeutics, Inc.
Miranda Melcher, BA Yale, MA PhD King’s College London
United Kingdom
Educational Technologist, City, University of London
Peggy Shaw, BA Yale
United States
Coordinator, Educational and Cultural Programs, various US embassies and consulates
YIA Programming Committee Co-Chair
Ruth Spencer, MA Yale
Antigua and Barbuda
Sr Lending Advisor, Antigua and Barbuda Development Bank
Helen Sun, MBA Renmin University, MAM Yale
Senior Partner, Zhongrui Capital; President, Yale Club of Beijing
Vittoria Tagliabue, BSc Università Bocconi, MSc Università Bocconi, MMS Yale
Italy/United Kingdom
YIA Communications Committee Chair
Manager of Corporate Strategy, VISA
Hui-Qiong Wang, BSc Xiamen University, MSc National University of Singapore, PhD Yale
Professor of Physics, Xiamen University China and Malaysia


Elkanah Babatunde, BA University of Benin, Yale Fox International Fellow, Law PhD candidate, University of Cape Town
Nigeria/South Africa
Editor, Southern African Legal Information Institute
Ruth Botsio, BA Yale
Communications and Alumni Director, SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College; VP Yale Club of Ghana
April Swando Hu, BSc Yale, MBA Stanford
Business Development Asia, GenCell Energy; Co-founder, NINEby9

Claudia Portogallo, MA Freie Universität Berlin, MEd Landesamt für Schule und Bildung, Standort Dresden, MA Yale, MPhil Yale, PhD Yale
Germany, Italy
PR and Education, Sankt Afra, Germany
Guillermina Rosenkrantz, BA Universidad del Salvador, MA Yale, MPhil Yale, PhD Yale
Professor of Law, Universidad de San Andrés; Universidad de Palermo; President, Yale Club of Argentina
Anton Tejeda, BA Yale, MPA Harvard Kennedy School
Dominican Republic
President, Saint George School, Dominican Republic

John Wakiumu, BA Lafayette College, MPPM Yale
CEO for Africa and Global Head of Agriculture, Reewire International ApS

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