August 19, 2023

Announcing the 2023 Horizon Fellowship cohort

We are thrilled to announce the placements of the 2023 Horizon Fellowship cohort, with 20 new fellows working across the executive branch, Congress, and think tanks in Washington DC. A list of their placements is below.

With backgrounds in academia, industry, and civil society, Horizon Fellows bring deep subject-matter expertise in emerging technology to their placements at a critical time, as underscored by recent developments in AI and biotechnology. The 2023 cohort is the second Horizon Fellowship cohort, and both have thus far achieved 100% placement rates.

Applications for the 2024 fellowship cohort are now open until September 15th. We strongly encourage individuals interested in the intersection of policy, public service, and emerging technology to apply. Offices interested in hosting a Horizon Fellow in the future can express their interest via this form.

Meanwhile, the 2022 Horizon Fellows are currently extending for the second term of their placements or have transitioned to full-time jobs. We will post an update on their status soon.

2023 Horizon Fellowship Placements


  • Sarthak Agrawal — Office of Senator Blumenthal (D-CT)
  • Dev Basumalik — National Security Commission for Emerging Biotechnology
  • Joel Burke — Office of Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD)
  • Willy Chertman — Office of Senator Todd Young (R-IN)
  • Arushi Gupta — Office of Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA-16)
  • Zeena Nisar — House Foreign Affairs Committee (Majority Staff)
  • Kelvin Yu — House Science Committee (Majority Staff)

Think tanks:

Our four executive branch fellows have also matched with host offices at federal agencies. Their placements will be updated here and on our Meet our Fellows page once administrative processing is completed.