Jon-Paul Lapeña GRD '26 | OGSDD-Schwarzman Center Fellow, Yale Schwarzman Center

Jon-Paul Lapeña

GRD '26

As a OGSDD-Schwarzman Center Fellow, Jon-Paul will be promoting, managing, curating and executing Yale Schwarzman Center's 'Sessions' series.

Originally from Southern California, Jon-Paul now resides in Somerville, Massachusetts. Jon-Paul’s talents lie in writing creatively for video marketing. While he is today a joint fellow with YSC and the Office for Graduate Student Development & Diversity (OGSDD), Jon-Paul has previously worked as a multimedia producer for a start-up company making educational videos for online learning and has also overseen the design and content of a company’s online presence.

Before starting his PhD program at Yale in Religious Studies, Jon-Paul received an MDiv at Harvard Divinity School, where he was a Junior Fellow for the Science, Religion, and Culture program, and he interned as a hospital chaplain at North Shore Medical Center in Salem, Massachusetts. Additionally, Jon-Paul’s interests involve exploring innovative ways of doing online education, including projects in the digital humanities. Outside of work, Jon-Paul enjoys playing music, compelling his friends to play Catan, training in MMA, and exploring New England with his dog.

Jon-Paul Lapeña GRD '26
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OGSDD-Schwarzman Center Fellow

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