2019 FAIT Fellows

Courtney Jarrett
Courtney Jarrett
Courtney Jarrett successfully completed the Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship program in 2021 while earning his master’s degree in Information Technology at Virginia Tech. His first post as a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist is the U.S. Embassy New Dehli. Prior to becoming a FAIT Fellow, he worked for the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia as an Information Management Professional Associate for three years. Previously, he was enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps as an Aviation Operation Specialist, and he also served as a Marine Security Guard. He received an honorable discharge in 2015.
Yolanda Nosakhare
Yolanda Nosakhare
Yolanda Nosakhare successfully completed the Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship program in 2021 while earning her bachelor’s degree at Loyola Marymount University. She’s a first-generation American and a first-generation college student. Her first post as a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist is the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou, China.
Makenna Walsh
Makenna Walsh
Makena Walsh successfully completed the Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship in 2021 while earning a bachelor’s degree and studying computer science at Loyola University. She entered the Foreign Service as an Informaiton Management Specialist in 2021. Makena plans on working in the technology industry her entire life and hopes to someday have a career in software engineering or web development.
Andreas Vassilakos
Andreas Vassilakos
Born in Sparta, Greece, Andreas Vassilakos successfully completed the Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship program while earning a Bachelor of Information Technology and Management and a Master of Cyber Forensics and Security at the Illinois Institute of Technology. His academic and future career interests include Cyberwarfare Operations, Cyber Security Management, and Leadership in InfoSec and IT. .