Hasso Plattner Institute Social Impact Fellowship

Fellowship Description

HPI New York partners with numerous academic institutions throughout the world as well as the United Nations, NYC-based consulates from several countries, the NYC Office of the Mayor, companies, such as SAP as well as non-profit organizations, such as Startup Africa. HPI New York shares information about HPI's research, teaching, and learning opportunities, including the courses on HPI’s own MOOC Platform, www.openhpi.de, as well as career opportunities and scholarships at HPI’s campus in Potsdam, Germany.

HPI New York is a one-person office, and a Princeton Social Impact Fellow would have the opportunity to partner closely with the director to develop new programs, streamline processes, enhance communications, and develop a project that aligns with the fellow’s interests while benefiting HPI NY. Participation in HPI NY’s events will enable the fellow to meet a variety of individuals from academia, industry and government.

Your Host

Hasso Plattner Institut logo

The Hasso Plattner Institute New York, which is located in Manhattan, at 10 Hudson Yards, is responsible for enhancing the Hasso Plattner Institute’s global outreach through a variety of activities, including conferences, symposia, panel discussions, workshops as well as the establishment of strategic partnerships in academia and industry. It is also the headquarters of the Global Design Thinking Alliance. Examples of current and past events organized by HPI NY can be found on the HPI-NYC website. Topics include, digitization and art, ChatGPT, AI and Energy, Digital Wellbeing, Designing Your Life, and Intro to Design Thinking, to name a few.

SIF Mentor

Joann Halpern
Director, Hasso Plattner Institute
Social Impact Fellowship Mentor

Dr. Joann Halpern is the Director of the Hasso Plattner Institute, New York (HPI) and an adjunct professor in the Department of Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities at New York University. Prior to joining HPI, she was founding director of the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI), which was created as a cornerstone of the German government’s initiative to internationalize science and research.

Current & Former SIF Fellows & Mentors

Jonathan Aguirre *22, SPO
Vice President, User Experience Research Lead, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Participant, American Higher Ed & Ethics of AI Learning Cohorts & Professional Development Working Group Member
Clio Hall Award Recipient
Karina Alexanyan
Director of Strategy, All Tech is Human
Social Impact Fellowship Mentor
Genevieve Allotey-Pappoe, GS, MUS
University Administrative Fellow
Social Impact Fellow
Scott Alpizar
Director of Venture Commercialization, Foundation Venture Capital Group
Social Impact Fellowship Mentor
Megan Armknecht, GS, HIS
Summer Intern, Bureau of Bureau of Public Affairs/ Office of the Historian in Washington D.C
Pierre Azou, GS, FIT
Social Impact Fellow
Yuzhou Bai *23, EAS
Professional Development Associate 2019-21
Social Impact Fellow
Clio Hall Award Recipient
Rebecca Bengoechea
Senior International Rights Manager, Princeton University Press
Social Impact Fellowship Mentor