Mrs. Eileen M. Regan, President of Sacred Heart High School is pleased to announce that Jake Rinaldi, of Cheshire, CT, a graduate of the Heart’s class of 2016, has been awarded the Herchel Smith Fellowship from Williams College in Williamstown, MA. This prestigious fellowship is a full scholarship for a Masters and PhD at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
Jake is a Chinese and political science major and will pursue a Ph.D. in politics and international studies. Conducting research in Chinese as well as attending the Harvard Beijing Academy, he plans to write a thesis on U.S.– China relations during his time spent there. At Williams, he was a teaching assistant, editor of the Williams Foreign Affairs Journal, and member of the Honor and Disciplinary Committee and Phi Beta Kappa. During his junior year, he studied at Peking University through a scholarship from the Chinese Ministry of Education. While an undergraduate, he completed internships at the U.S. Embassy in Singapore, Baker Mckenzie and Fangda Partners in Beijing, and Teneo in New York City.
Sacred Heart High School wishes to congratulate Jake on receiving this prestigious Fellowship and for all his outstanding accomplishments. All at the Sacred Heart High School family are so proud and we wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors as he embarks on this exciting journey!