KWF Stories


To commemorate 50 years of the fellowship program, we collected stories from our alumni about their fellowship memories. Listen to them here.

Have a story to share?

Learn how to record yourself and upload an audio file to KWF Stories.

KWF Stories

Lester Feder ’21 and Mya Frazier ’21

The uniqueness of the remote fellowship

Catherine Mackie ’19 and her spouse, Phil Mackie

Fellowship travel to Brazil, Overlook Farm and speaking at graduation

Shai Gal ’13 and Kate Brooks ’13

Unexpected friendships, a directorial debut and a Netflix film

Danya Bacchus ’16 and Matthew Shaw ’16

Building confidence and finding yourself through the Fellowship

Merrill Goozner ’96 and his spouse, Karen Goozner

The journey to Ann Arbor, with its obstacles and rewards

Geoff Larcom ’09 and Kim Kozlowski ’09

Fellowship travel to Russia and an encounter with history

Amy Maestas ’17 and Sonya Nicole Green ’17

Remembering classmate Jin Kim (1981-2017)

Dharmalingam (Ignasious Selliah) ‘04 and his daughter, Kavya Yoganathan

First encounter with snow

Dwight Lewis ’82 and Vicki Sanders ’82

Graham Hovey, Margaret DeMuth and the tap day phone call

Robert Yoon ’18 and Azi Paybarah ’18

Fellowship travel to the DMZ

Lynette Clemetson ’10 and Charles Eisendrath ’75

Wallace House directors reminisce.

Henry Goldman ’90

Two decades later, continuing fellowship work with a book project

Have a story to share? How to submit your story.

Open up your voice memo recording app. 

On iPhones, this is called “Voice Memos” and should be pre-installed  on your phone. Some Android phones come with a pre-installed  audio recorder. If your phone doesn’t have one, search “sound  recorder” in the Google Play store and there should be several free  options to download. 

Hit the record button.

Make sure that the app is recording your voice before you start answering the questions. You should see the time counting up.

Hold your cell phone in front and slightly to the side of your face as if you were talking to someone on speaker phone.

A good rule of thumb is having the phone’s microphone about 5–7 inches from your mouth.

Answer the following in full sentences.

Introduce yourself with your name and identify the name and year of your fellowship. Ex. “My name is Jane Smith, and I was a Knight-Wallace Fellow in 2009-2010.”

Is there a particular memory or story from your fellowship year that stands out to you? Why has it stuck with you?

When the interview is over, stop the recording.

Send us the audio!

For iPhones, select the file you recorded and press the three dots on the screen, then click “share.” On Android apps, find the share option. Email the file(s) to And you’re done!

KWF Screen 1

iPhones have a built-in recording app called “Voice Memos.” Some Android and Google phones also have a voice recording app. If yours does not, check the app store for a free option.

KWF Stories Screen 2

After you’ve stopped recording, hit the three dots at top right.

Press the red button at bottom to start recording. You will see the time counting up.

KWF Stories Screen 3

Press the share button and select the option to email. Send your recording to