Fellowship Program


CSLi Fellowship Program

The CSLi Fellowship Program builds a community of exemplary undergraduate, graduate and PhD students from across the Forty Acres and exposes them to pressing sports issues and cultivates each Fellow’s ability to lead in their respective organizations and into the next stage of life. Although this is an unpaid fellowship, fellows are given substantial development and advancement opportunities.

Fellows in Action

Where they are now

  • ucla
  • google
  • UT-Athletics
  • Miami Dolphins logo
  • Dallas Mavericks logo
  • Creative Artist Agency
  • Arizona Cardinals logo
  • 1200px-Oakland_A's_logo.svg
  • NFL_Films_logo
  • msba_logo
  • flosports

CSLi Fellows receive the following benefits:

  • VIP access to #iLEAD & SportsINNO Events
  • Exclusive access mentorship opportunities
  • Preferred access to sports-related internships
  • Professional and Personal Development training
  • Sport company visit
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Fellows play a role in all CSLi operations for events and programming, including:

  • Captains Academy: leadership training for high school sports captains 
  • Financial Literacy: training for college athletes in financial principles, such as how to create a budget, credit card management and saving.
  • #iLEAD Series: using sport for good
  • SportsINNO Series: leaders in sports tech & innovation

Previous Fellows Guest Speakers Include

  • Jimmy Sexton, Agent, CAA
  • Leigh Steinberg, CEO, Steinberg Sports & Entertainment
  • Dr. Jen Welter, First female NFL coach
  • Nate Boyer, former Green Beret, former UT Football
  • Galen Duncan, Professional Development at Sacramento Kings
  • Bill Stapleton, Founder, New Waterloo
  • Sean Foley, Founder, Austin Sports & Entertainment
  • Laura Dixon, External Relations, San Antonio Spurs
  • Tim Jackson, General Manager, Round Rock Express
  • Rebecca Feferman, Founder, The Fefco
  • Courtland Bragg, Producer, NFL Films

Current Fellows

Amanda D’Auria

Amanda D'Auria - CSLi Fellow

Amanda is a first year Business student from Frisco, Texas. She enjoys all sports but especially loves basketball. She is not only fascinated with the cultural and societal impacts of sports but also with the way that individual athletes can push their bodies and minds beyond limits. Amanda is also incredibly enthusiastic about the study of leadership and hopes to one day land a career in which business, sports, and leadership all come together.

Louise Amsili

Abir Chowdhury - CSLi Fellow

Louise is a first year graduate student with the Sports Management masters program in Kinesiology and Health Education. Coming from France, Louise has a unique global perspective on sports. She brings her skills and passion to the Media and Communication team at CSLi. Louise aspires to work for a professional basketball team, eventually earning her way to general management. 

Rebeccah Musson

Rebecca Musson - CSLi Fellow

Rebeccah is a Freshman in the Business Honors Program pursuing an additional degree in Marketing and a Sports Media Certificate. She is from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a college town whose vibrant sports culture helped ignite her passion for sports. Her experience traveling and teaching as a competitive Jump Roper further added to her desire to be involved in sports. She is actively involved in Texas THON as well as the Honors Business Association Alumni Committee. She hopes to use her unique background to contribute to the sports environment at UT Austin.

Eric Jones

Eric Jones - CSLi Fellow

Eric is a mathematics major from San Antonio. He is also obtaining a minor in Business Foundations as he pursues a career as an actuary. Eric has a passion for sports, which is shown through his involvement with the Longhorn Athletic Agency and the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation. When Eric is not watching the Spurs or the Astros, he enjoys playing golf, ping pong, and hanging out with his fellow members of the Tejas Club.

Thomas Jordan

Thomas Jordan - CSLi Fellow

Thomas is a second-year Business Honors and Finance student from Dallas. During his time on the Forty Acres, he has been a member of Student Government, focusing on being a student voice to UT Athletics. Thomas intends to continue his work with the Financial Literacy Taskforce to improve financial literacy across campus.

Lindell Galvan

Lindell Galvan - CSLi Fellow

Lindell is a junior Finance and Sports Management double major from Weslaco, TX. She has been an Executive Board Member for the BBA Women’s Council, served on three committees for the Hispanic Business Student Association, is a member of the McCombs Leadership Program, University Leadership Network and is a Gateway Scholar. Her dream job is to work for the NBA or the San Antonio Spurs, more specifically.

Ryan Diebner

Ryan Diebner - CSLi Fellow

Ryan is a sophomore in the Business Honors Program studying Management Information Systems and pursing an additional major in Mathematics. Ryan has had a lifelong passion for sports, playing three sports in high school. Though his sports career has come to an end, his interest in sports lives on through his sub-par (way above par) golf game, fantasy football, and intramurals. Ryan enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.

Sahil Mittal

Sahil Mittal - CSLi Fellow

Sahil is a second-year Computer Science and Marketing major. Growing up in Dallas, he has been a Cowboys, Mavericks, and Rangers fan his whole life. In addition to working with CSLI, he is the Financial Director for another service organization, CS Roadshow. In the future, Sahil is interested in integrating technology into the sports industry.