Fellows of Jonathan Edwards

A (7) | B (17) | C (14) | D (8) | E (9) | F (8) | G (14) | H (15) | I (1) | J (4) | K (15) | L (17) | M (10) | N (6) | O (2) | P (9) | Q (1) | R (10) | S (20) | T (6) | U (1) | V (3) | W (12) | X (1) | Y (2) | Z (2)

Hang P. Nguyen


Hang P. Nguyen is a second-year MD student at Yale School of Medicine. Originally from Vietnam, Hang and her family moved to the US when she was 11. She attended Yale College (JE’21), graduating with a B.S in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. As an undergraduate, Hang did research in the LusKing lab where she studied the DNA-organization of fission yeast. Outside of research, Hang focused on advocating for and providing mentorship to first-generation and low-income (FGLI) Yalies in her role as Co-president of A Leg Even and as a FroCo for JE. 

Since starting medical school, Hang’s research interests have shifted from basic science to clinical research. She is particularly interested in the intersection of socioeconomic status and health. Currently, she is studying how social determinants of health (such as employment, housing, and transportation) affect the clinical outcomes of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases. 

Outside of medicine, Hang enjoys painting and caring for her plants. As the Residential Junior Bates Fellow, Hang is excited to meet with and get to know JE students. Feel free to email her at hang.nguyen@yale.edu or say hi when you see her around!

Manfred Noack


Manfred Noack is a retired Chemist (doctorate in chemistry T.U. Munich 1964 and MBA Univ. of New Haven 1975). As a researcher in an industrial laboratory, he has worked in the fields of corrosion control, aerospace fuels for the space shuttle and satellites, and hazard control of highly reactive chemicals. In retirement he is interested in 3rd through 9th century and Weimar Republic (1918-1933) history as well as issues in contemporary economic policies in the US and abroad. His passion is to race and cruise his 24-foot Dolphin 24 sailboat ELECTRA on Long Island Sound.  He and his wife Gisela (see above) have two sons, Reinhard, physics professor at Phillips University, Marburg, Germany and Bernhard, sailing coach at Harvard. Manfred invites students with like interests or looking to crew on a sailboat or contemplating travel to Germany to contact him by e-mail (mgenoack@gmail.com).

Gisela Noack


Former Chief Conservator and Head of Conservation at Yale University Library

Ben Wolf Noam


Ben Wolf Noam is an Artist, living and working between Los Angeles, New York and Connecticut.  He has exhibited throughout North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.  He works primarily in Painting, Sculpture and Ceramics.

Douglas Nygren


Douglas Nygren, a child, adolescent, and family therapist at the Clifford Beers Clinic in New Haven, and a former JE writing tutor, would enjoy meeting with students to discuss his work or his passion for speaking German, playing the piano and making photos, either over lunch or supper. He treats children who have been abused, are depressed, impulsive, and/or have behavioral troubles. He particularly likes working with children who are autistic. dnygr@cshore.com

Nick Onnembo


Nick is a Financial Analyst supporting the Networking and Cybersecurity Division at ISI at the University of Southern California. Nick previously worked at Yale University supporting the faculty in the Departments of Biomedical and Electrical Engineering. In addition, he spent 7 years as an Operations Manager in the Yale University School of Medicine. He currently serves on the ACES Foundation Board, the ACES Business Advisory Council and the Walter Camp Football Foundation. He holds a BA degree in English from Duquesne University and an MBA in Business from the University of New Haven.

Mark Oppenheimer


Mark Oppenheimer JE’96 PhD’03 is director of the Yale Journalism Initiative and a lecturer in English. Through the YJI, he offers career counseling to students interested in journalism and other forms of nonfiction writing. He is the author of three books, and his journalism appears in The New York Times Magazine, Slate, Mother Jones, and elsewhere, and he hosts the podcast Unorthodox. He teaches English 120 as well as upper-level writing classes, and he has been a visiting professor at Stanford, Wesleyan, Wellesley, NYU, and Boston College.

David Paltiel


David Paltiel is a Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the School of Public Health. He also holds an appointment as Professor at the School of Management. Trained in the field of Operations Research, his research focuses on the design of mathematical models and cost-effectiveness analyses to monitor and evaluate public health policies. He would be delighted to speak with students interested in global health. Born and raised in Canada, he is also happy to meet students who share his obsession with hockey, skiing, and whitewater paddling.  david.paltiel@yale.edu

Laurie Paul


As a Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science, Laurie’s research focuses on the nature of time, causation, and the self, with special attention to the philosophical concept of transformative experience, which concerns the nature of life-defining experiences and major life choices. She is currently working on a book about self construction, humility, and fear of mental corruption. la.paul@yale.edu

Christina Pavlak


Associate Head of Jonathan Edwards College; Assistant Professor of Education and Program Director, Master of Arts Teaching Program at Quinnipiac University