Congratulations to the ARIN 53 Selected Fellows

Posted: Tuesday, 27 February 2024

The ARIN Fellowship Program provides a specialized, interactive learning opportunity to individuals interested in Internet governance, number resource policy, and professional growth in the Internet industry. Twice a year, Fellows are chosen in advance of an ARIN Public Policy and Members Meeting to engage with the Internet governance community and attend the meeting. This spring’s Fellows will also have the opportunity to attend CaribNOG’s 27th Regional Gathering in the days following ARIN 53.

Please join us in congratulating the selected ARIN 53 Fellows:


  • Brad Fecker, Network Engineer, State of Oregon
  • Benjamin Goldstone, Senior Network Engineer (Global), Dell Technologies
  • Atefeh Mohseni Ejiyeh, Software Engineer II, Harness Inc.
  • Namra Naseer, Graduate student, Columbia University
  • Shashwitha Puttaswamy, Research Scientist, The George Washington University
  • Adair Thaxton, Cyberinfrastructure Security Engineer, Internet2
  • Makenzie Thompson, Transfer Analyst, IPv4.Global by Hilco Stream Bank
  • Sierra Udland, Associate Contracts Manager, Amazon Web Services


  • Olayinka Afolabi, Business Analyst, Payworks Canada
  • Rookayya Gulmahamed, Bilingual Recorded Information Management Coordinator, Government of Prince Edward Island
  • Svetlana Visinscaia, Data Intelligence Manager, Addrex Inc.
  • Nancy Wachira, Unaffiliated


  • Orren Joseph, Software Engineer, Government of St Kitts and Nevis
  • Shanelle McPherson, Full-time student, University of the Commonwealth Caribbean
  • Rayshorn Richardson, General Manager and Technical Leader, Eknotec Services Ltd.

Fellows will participate in pre-meeting virtual sessions and the meeting orientation and will receive an in-depth, expert-guided introduction to the workings of the ARIN organization, services, and Policy Development Process (PDP).  

Additionally, Fellows are paired with a Mentor from the ARIN community who will help guide them through the program and prepare them for participation in the upcoming Public Policy and Members Meeting. 

We would like to thank all those who applied for the ARIN 53 Fellowship Program. If you’re interested in learning more about the Fellowship Program, including how to apply when we open applications for ARIN 54 later this year, please visit

It’s not too late to register to attend, either virtually or in person, the ARIN 53 Public Policy and Members Meeting taking place 14-17 April in Bridgetown, Barbados. Visit for more information. 


Amanda Gauldin
Project Manager
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)