Three Indian Americans Finalists for White House Fellowship

Three Indian Americans are among the national finalists for the 2015-16 White House Fellowship that offers exceptional Americans first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government.


Luxme Hariharan, Payal Patel and Anil Yallapragada are among those representing “an accomplished and diverse cross-section of professionals from the private sector, academia, medicine, and armed services”.


The national finalists, selected through a highly competitive selection process, will be evaluated by the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships in Washington from June 11-14, according to a statement.

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Luxme Hariharan is a pediatric cataract, glaucoma, cornea and international health fellow, at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, University of Southern California Eye Institute.

Payal Patel is infectious diseases fellow, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, in Houston.

Anil Yallapragada is Medical Director, South Carolina Stroke Institute, Grand Strand Medical Centre.

There are more than 700 White House Fellow alumni, a distinguished group that includes former secretary of state Colin Powell, CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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