Fellows

A (14) B (30) C (30) D (15) E (5) F (18) G (25) H (19) I (1) J (13) K (22) L (26) M (35) N (7) O (4) P (18) R (14) S (30) T (17) V (7) W (19) Y (2) Z (2)

Nubia Jackson

Woodbridge Fellow

Nubia Jackson recently graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, and was a member of the Trumbull College class of 2018. As an undergraduate, she participated in the Trumbull College Mellon Forum and conducted her senior thesis research on individual and interpersonal 

factors that affect perceptions of a shared positive event. Nubia now works as an Assistant Director in the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions, helping to shape the next class of Yale (and Trumbull College) students. Originally from Southern California, she is an avid music listener, loves reading, and enjoys exploring new restaurants and craft breweries.

Email Nubia Jackson

Yannick Jacob

Molecular, Cellular and Developmental BiologyYannick Jacob was born in Quebec, Canada. He obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees at Université de Montréal specializing in biochemistry. His M.Sc. research was performed with B. Franz Lang on the evolution of tmRNAs and their roles in regulating protein translation in bacteria. Yannick then moved to the U.S. to pursue a doctoral degree in Plant Genetics at Indiana University (Bloomington). There, he worked in the laboratory of Scott D. Michaels on the molecular genetics of flowering time in Arabidopsis and the epigenetic regulation of DNA replication. His doctoral work led to the discovery of novel chromatin-modifying proteins regulating DNA replication in plants. After his graduate studies, Yannick worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) in New York in the laboratory of Rob Martienssen. During this time, he discovered that single amino acid differences between histone variants could regulate the activity of chromatin-modifying proteins. This finding revealed a new layer of epigenetic regulation present in all eukaryotes. At the CSHL, Yannick was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Associate and a recipient of post-doctoral fellowships from Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRQS). As of July 2015, Yannick is an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University. His research is focused on elucidating how chromatin regulates diverse processes, including DNA replication and genome engineering.Email Yannick Jacob

James Jekel

School of Public Health

James Jekel, the emeritus C.-E.A. Winslow Professor of Public Health, research focused on teenage pregnancy, outcomes for teenage mothers and their babies, cocaine abuse as well as high fevers in infancy and intrauterine growth retardation. Jekel was director of medical studies and acting head of the Division of Health Services Administration, director of the School of Medicine’s Preventive Medicine Residency Program and assistant director of its Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar Program.

Bayartsetseg Jigmiddash

World FellowBayartsetseg Jigmiddash is a lawyer with more than 15 years of professional experience in the field of rule of law and human rights. She has held senior government positions in the justice sector and has been at the forefront of Mongolia’s far-reaching reform initiatives. Currently, she is CEO and Founding Director of Veritas Consulting, an agency specializing in strategic development, management and government compliance. From 2012 to 2016, Jigmiddash served as Secretary of State of the Ministry of Justice of Mongolia, becoming the first woman appointed in this position. In this role, she oversaw the strategy, operations of the ministry and law enforcement agencies. Under her leadership, the legal policy on gender-based violence has been significantly improved, including criminalization of domestic violence. Prior to this top civil service post, she served as legal advisor to the president of Mongolia, and has been involved in the judicial reform as well as abolishment of death penalty in Mongolia. She has extensive civil society experience and pioneered an array of initiatives to promote human rights and access to justice. She also served as independent director of the state-owned commercial bank in Mongolia. She holds a masters in law (LLM) degree from Harvard Law School and graduated from the Law School of National University of Mongolia. She was a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School. She was selected as a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum.Email Bayartsetseg Jigmiddash

Linda Blenner Johnson

Administrative Law Judge, The Honorable

Judge Johnson is an Administrative Law Judge and Arbitrator for the Military and Federal Agencies where she presides over complex cases involving interpretation of contract clauses affected by United States Statutes and Federal Law.

She was the first woman Chairman of the CT Board of Mediation & Arbitration where she presided over hundreds of public and private sector cases. She decided contractual terms for the police and firefighters. She conducted gender gap wage and equity studies which effectuated more equitable pay scales. She served on the PA Job Reclassification Panel. She was an ALJ for The Workers’ Compensation Commission, chaired its Medical Dispute Panel and was certified as an Industrial Accident Specialist.

She is also a bas relief portrait artist, two of her works have been installed at Yale. She has been an Associate Trumbull Fellow for 22 yrs. Her hobbies include collecting musical instruments and traveling. She has explored 60 countries.

Email Linda Blenner Johnson

Jared Jonker

Principal, Palantir Technologies

Jared Jonker runs business development at Palantir Technologies, a silicon-valley tech company operating in over 15 countries. In this capacity, Jared has focused his energies on understanding the nexus between technology, business and national security. He is currently responsible for coordinating Palantir’s work with the Department of Defense with a focus on Special Operations. Prior to joining Palantir, Jared served at the White House with the National Economic Council, as a strategy consultant, and as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy. His interests include early-20th century British literature, rowing, hunting, and American history. Jared is proud to continue to be a part of the Trumbull community. He currently resides in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and six children.

Mr. Jonker holds a B.A. with Honors in English Literature from Calvin College. He also earned his M.A. in International Relations and M.B.A from Yale University.

Email Jared Jonker

William Jorgensen

Chemistry

Bill Jorgensen is a graduate of Princeton and Harvard, spent 15 years on the faculty at Purdue, and in 1990 moved to Yale, where he is a Sterling Professor and was recently the Director of the Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering. Bill’s research spans from chemical physics to medicinal chemistry; current work includes discovery of anti-HIV, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer agents. Bill is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.

Email William Jorgensen