Graduate Fellows

Our Graduate Fellows want to hear from you.

A Doerr Institute Graduate Fellow is a Rice University graduate or post-doctoral student who has completed substantial leadership development and demonstrated growth in leadership competencies as a result of Doerr Institute programming. Grad Fellows serve as representatives for the Doerr Institute at various outreach events on Rice's campus.

Each of these students has a unique leadership journey and are willing to share with you their experiences with the Doerr Institute. Please feel free to reach out to any Grad Fellow for a better understanding of the impact we are having on students at Rice.

If you are interested in becoming a Graduate Fellow, please reach out to Stephanie Taylor at

Graduate Fellows

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Alen Trubelja


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Joshua Hill

Applied Physics

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Krishna Badhiwala

Bioengineering and Neuroengineering

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Priscilla Dias da Silva

Chemical Engineering

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Sean Bittner


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Yi-Lin Chen

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering