2019 FAIT Fellows

Whitney Hicks
Whitney Hicks
After graduating with an Associate in Science from Wake Technical Community College, Whitney began studying at the Pennsylvania State University. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology with hopes of becoming a User Experience/User Interface Designer after her time in the Foreign Service.
Courtney Jarret
Courtney Jarret
Courtney is pursuing his master’s degree in Information Technology at Virginia Tech. He has worked for the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia as an Information Management Professional Associate for the past three years. Previously, he was enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps as an Aviation Operation Specialist and also served as a Marine Security Guard. He received an honorable discharge in 2015.
Yolanda Nosakhare
Yolanda Nosakhare
Born in Las Vegas, Nevada to two Nigerian immigrants, Yolanda is both a first-generation American and first-generation college student. She’s currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in International Relations with a minor in Computer Science at Loyola Marymount University. She aspires to become a U.S. Ambassador one day.
Andreas Vassilakos
Andreas Vassilakos
Born in Sparta, Greece, Andreas is pursuing 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.
Makenna Walsh
Makenna Walsh
Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Makenna is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree and studying computer science at Loyola University. She plans on working in the technology industry her entire life and hopes to someday have a career in software engineering or web development.