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The Robert S. Koenigsberger Chancellor's Fellowship

Originally a management science major at UC San Diego, Robert S. Koenigsberger, ’87, became hooked on the social sciences after enrolling in a class on Mexican history. After receiving his M.A. in international studies from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.B.A from the university’s Wharton School, he went on to found Gramercy, a global investment management firm focused on emerging markets.

Robert S. Koenigsberger
Robert S. Koenigsberger, ’87

His passion for global business and desire to support graduate students in the School of Social Sciences at UC San Diego (then known as the "Division of Social Sciences") led him to establish the Robert S. Koenigsberger Chancellor’s Fellowship, which focuses on helping students interested in international affairs. The fellowship provides significant financial support to graduate students, as well as confer a singular honor that will ultimately advance their careers.

“I wanted to ensure that the Division of Social Sciences could continue to attract the best graduate talent possible,” said Koenigsberger about establishing the fellowship. “I chose to specify developing countries in an effort to encourage and support UC San Diego’s leadership role in this area, and because I also want to contribute to the countries where Gramercy does business.”

Robert S. Koenigsberger Chancellor’s Fellow

Jane Lilly, Immigration Policy

jane-lilly.jpgLilly received a B.A. in urban studies from Stanford University and an M.A in evidence-based social work and social interventions from Oxford University. Currently a fellow at UC San Diego, Lilly is researching immigration policy, especially as it relates to Latin America.

The Koenigsberger Chancellor’s Fellowship provided Lilly with the opportunity to collaborate with leaders in the social sciences and network with others in related fields. As she continues her studies, she hopes to collaborate with other individuals in U.S.-Mexico policy design.