Alumni Association

The Council established an Alumni Association to enable all Fellows who complete the program to participate in Council programs around the country, receive Council publications, and mentor subsequent classes of Fellows.

Every five years, the Council hosts an alumni leadership conference to follow up with the Fellows to determine the impact of the program on their academic and professional careers. The most recent alumni meeting was held in April 2021 and resulted in the election of new officers and the development of regional alumni activities. Officers serve one-year terms.

Following are the biographies of the CAA Fellowship Alumni Association Officers.

Current Officers:

Loully Saney, President:

Loully Saney is Chief of Staff for the Day One Project, a start-up think tank based out of the Federation of American Scientists — backed by Schmidt Futures, the Ford Foundation, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, and other philanthropic organizations — working to develop and implement actionable ideas in science and technology policy. She previously served as Deputy Press Secretary for U.S. Senator Tim Kaine. As a congressional staffer, she participated in fellowships with the Wilson Center and Hoover Institution at Stanford University focused on foreign and economic policy. She is a 2015 alumnus of the Council of American Ambassadors Annenberg Fellowship. During her fellowship, she interned at the Department of State's Office of Iranian Affairs, where she was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for her contributions toward U.S. government efforts to reach a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran. While still in college, Loully interned at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Economic Council. From 2014-2015, Loully spent a year abroad at Oxford University where she studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Loully graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in Politics and certificates in Near Eastern Studies and History and the Practice of Diplomacy.  

 

Donna Faye Imadi, Vice President:
Donna Faye Imadi is clerking for a Judge at the 16th Circuit Court of Virginia. She was President and Vice President with UNICEF at George Mason, and received recognition as Best Chapter in the Nation at the UNICEF USA conference during her Presidency. She has also served on a National Executive Board as the Student Director of a student-led public policy thinktank, where she worked with 4 other executive board members, representing 120+ chapters across the Nation, collaborating in crafting a Constitution with their CEO thinktank counterparts. She founded a non-profit education program to serve disadvantaged youth in the Fairfax County Public School system, where she executed a partnership agreement with the County itself, and recruited, managed, and built a team of over 30+mentors while organizing events, and coordinating with county and executive officials. Donna Faye is currently pursuing her JD at the University of Virginia School of Law with plans to join an international law firm in D.C.

 

Sri Muppidi, Vice President:

Sri Muppidi is currently an early-stage investor at Sierra Ventures, focusing on enterprise and fintech companies. She was an Annenberg Fellow at the U.S. Department of State and previously worked at the US Federal Reserve and World Bank. Additionally, she reported on business and tech for The Economist and conducted research on emerging technologies for the 26th US National Security Advisor. She holds both a BA in Economics and an MS in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford, where she spent a year as an entrepreneur.
 

 

 

Tenzin Dawa Thargay, Vice President:
Tenzin Dawa Thargay is an economic track Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. A State Department Rangel Fellow and Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow, Tenzin graduated from Columbia SIPA with an MA in International Affairs and Graduate Certificate in Chinese Studies from the Weatherhead East Asian Institute. Tenzin was an Annenberg Fellow with the Council of American Ambassadors while a student at UMass Amherst. He is grateful to the Council for putting him on the path to Foreign Service and excited to serve on the Alumni Association and support the Fellowship. Tenzin is a life-long tennis player and looks to play whenever he can. 

 

 

Luke Zaro, Vice President:

Luke Zaro is an associate with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher law firm in Washington D.C. His practice includes congressional investigations, international trade disputes, and administrative law. He was an Annenberg Fellow during the summer of 2015 and has served as an alumni mentor each year since.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Fellows can connect through the CAA Fellowship Alumni LinkedIn Page.