Meet the GradFUTURES Team

Staff Members

Evangeline "Eva" Kubu
Associate Dean & Director of Professional Development
Office Phone
Office
113 Clio Hall
Sonali Majumdar
Assistant Dean for Professional Development
Office Phone
Office
009 Clio Hall
James M. Van Wyck
Assistant Dean for Professional Development
Office Phone
Office
008 Clio Hall

Professional Development Associates

Vy Luu, GS, PHY
Professional Development Associate
Bianca Dyer, GS, CBE
Professional Development Associate
Seraya Jones
Professional Development Associate
Yangyou Fang, GS, SPO
Professional Development Associate

GradFUTURES University Administration Fellows

Kimberly Akano, GS, REL
University Administrative Fellow

Kimberly Akano is a Ph.D. student in Religion and a University Administrative Fellow with GradFutures. Using ethnographic and historical methods, Kimberly examines how the increasing presence of African immigrants in the United States transforms contemporary conceptualizations of Black religious identities. In particular, Kimberly considers how…

James Watson-Krips, GS, EAS
University Administrative Fellow

"I have come to see that there is no single path to academic career development -- skills learned outside the academy can be of great use in one's academic work, and the methodologies we employ as Ph.D. students can similarly help in a variety of careers beyond the academy."

Hellen Wainaina, GS, ENG

Hellen Wainaina (she/her) is a PhD student in the English department and a scholar in the Graduate Scholars Program through the Access, Diversity & Inclusion Office. In her research and writing, Hellen is interested in postcolonial narratology, black aesthetics, and critical resistance to reductive readings of postcolonial literature,…