The David Bartsch and Joan Haffenreffer Bartsch Fellows to the UCGT

Each year, UCGT Fellows work alongside the faculty and staff of the CGT to lead and help cultivate the Undergraduate Committee, and to plan events and initiatives specifically for undergraduates, such as workshops related to the World Leaders Forums, “Talks With Professors,” “Global Thought Labs,” and so on.  Fellows also contribute to the expansion of the undergraduate Global Thought curriculum.

2024-2025 UCGT Fellows


Devika is a senior from New Delhi, India studying Economics and Political Science in the Columbia- Sciences Po Paris Dual BA program. She focuses on studies of inequality and development to learn about contemporary solutions to global challenges. Through collaboration between nonprofits, government organizations, and academia, she explores education policy and its intersections with health outcomes. As the founder of Million Books Project India, Devika worked to collect and donate over 300,000 books across two states and explore innovative pedagogies through local teaching programs. She currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Columbia Journal of Asia and previously was the Opinion Section co-editor of the university newspaper at Sciences Po. She uses conversations over a cup of chai as a tool to make sense of a pretty confusing world, and is otherwise caught at the cinema.



Eduardo Gonzalo Arteaga is a third-year neuroscience and chemistry student in Columbia College on the pre-med track. His medical interests lie primarily in neuro-anesthesia, having applied this to novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to traumatic brain injuries. Eduardo also participates in the Global Thought Scholars program as part of the 2024 cohort. As a Global Thought Scholar, he works to unveil global health inequality and alternative forms of equity through biosocial analysis.



Past UCGT Fellows