Resident Fellows

Grace Hopper has two Resident Fellows: John Park (Richard U. Light Fellowship Program) and Sheraz Iqbal (Asian American Cultural Center).
The Resident Fellows contribute to life at Grace Hopper by advising students; serving as additional resources for undergraduates, and generally being all-around wonderful participants in all things Hopper!
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John Park - E21

John Park is the Director of the Richard U. Light Fellowship Program.  He joined Yale in 2019 after eight years with the U.S. Department of State, where he served as a Foreign Service Officer with assignments in Taiwan, Japan, and Indonesia.  He was also a Peace Corps Volunteer in China, where he met his wife and Chinese teacher, Lulu.  Both are graduates of the University of Pennsylvania, John with a B.A. in Architecture and Lulu with a Master of Liberal Arts.  They love to spend time playing with their preschool-age son, Harry.  As a family, they also enjoy cooking, yoga, and going for long walks.  They are so happy to be a part of the Grace Hopper community!

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Sheraz Iqbal - E31

Sheraz Iqbal is Assistant Director of the Asian American Cultural Center. He was born in Pakistan and grew up in Long Island, NY. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at Ithaca College and his masters at the University of Florida. Sheraz is a first-generation college student, trailblazing a career in student affairs and higher education.

Sheraz also likes to travel and try new foods. He enjoys outdoor activities, watches and plays sports, and loves to spend time with friends and family.