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Princeton in Africa Fellows Making a Difference

Neena Aggarwal, NHS ’17, and Amanda Fenwick-Smith, NHS ’17, received Princeton in Africa Fellowships for the 2017-2018 academic year. They are both currently serving as Monitoring and Evaluation Fellows for NGOs in the region.

Neena is currently in Kenya, working with the BOMA Project, analyzing data and conducting research to evaluate the NGO’s performance.

Amanda works at Hope Through Health in Togo, an NGO founded by two former Peace Corps volunteers.

Read about Amanda and Neena’s experiences in the Princeton in Africa newsletter: http://www.princetoninafrica.org/fellows-flyer/january-february-2018/

Amanda with her coworkers (top) and Neena at the BOMA Project’s Office (bottom):

       

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Matthew Quallen, Marshall Scholar, Visits 10 Downing Street

Matthew Quallen, SFS ’16 is a Marshall Scholar pursuing a Master’s in History in the U.K.. This week, he visited 10 Downing Street, home to Theresa May’s office! There, the Marshall Scholars met Boris Johnson, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs!

Interested in becoming a Marshall Scholar? Email gufa@georgetown.edu to be added to the listserv!

Visit http://www.marshallscholarship.org/ and https://gofar.georgetown.edu/ofa/fellowships/nomination/marshall to learn more.

 

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One Alum’s Path to Fulbright

Interested in the Fulbright fellowship? Read more about Alex Villec, COL ’13, and his path to becoming a Fulbright Fellow here: https://studyabroad.georgetown.edu/news/abroadeninghorizons/alexvillec

 

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Jacob Gladysz, Joseph Goodman, and Lynn Lee Join the Third Cohort of Yenching Scholars at the Yenching Academy of Peking University

Jacob Gladysz (SFS ’17), Joseph Goodman (SFS ’15), and Lynn Lee (SFS ’17) have been selected as Yenching Scholars in the third cohort at the Yenching Academy of Peking University. Jacob, Joseph, and Lynn will join other outstanding graduates from around the world who will spend the 2017-2018 academic year enrolled in an English language Master of China Studies program. Established to promote interdisciplinary study of contemporary China, the Yenching Academy underlines the value of thinking about its development from both Chinese and international perspectives. As a fully-funded residential program at China’s top university, the Yenching Academy builds bridges between China and the world by gathering young people who show promise to lead and innovate in their fields.

Learn more about the Yenching Scholars program here.

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Erika Raven (G’17) Wins 2017 Marshall Sherfield Fellowship

Erika Raven (G’17), a Ph.D. candidate in Georgetown’s Interdisciplinary Program for Neuroscience (IPN), has been selected as the 2017 Marshall Sherfield Fellow for postdoctoral work in the United Kingdom. The Marshall Sherfield Fellowship, administered by the same commission that awards the Marshall Scholarship for graduate study, provides the opportunity for American scientists or engineers to engage in postdoctoral work at a British university or research institute.

Erika is one of three members of the Georgetown community to receive this prestigious award for the 2016-2017 application cycle. Learn more about Erika’s plans to undertake research on the cognitive effects of iron deficiency here.

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Devika Ranjan (SFS ’17) Wins Marshall Scholarship

Devika Ranjan (SFS’17), a culture and politics major at Georgetown, has won a 2017 Marshall Scholarship for graduate study in the United Kingdom. Devika, a local of Andover, Massachusetts, plans to pursue a one-year master’s degree in Refugee and Forced Migration at the University of Oxford and pursue a second one-year master’s degree in Devised Theater. As an undergraduate, Devika has engaged in many efforts to work with marginalized communities, including choreographing a political satire with a Pakistan-based theater and facilitating a theater workshop for children’s trauma relief after last year’s earthquake in Nepal. Read more of Devika’s story here.

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Seamus Caragher (C’16) Wins Marshall Scholarship

Recent Georgetown graduate Seamus Caragher (C’16) has been named a 2017 Marshall Scholar and will study for the next two years in the United Kingdom. Seamus plans to pursue a one-year master’s degree in Cancer Sciences at the University of Glasgow in Scotland and another one-year master’s degree in Technology Policy at the University of Cambridge in England. Read more about Seamus’ research aspirations here.

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James Pavur (SFS’17) Wins Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarship was founded in the early twentieth century by Cecil Rhodes to promote international understanding and peace. In the United States, 32 scholarships are awarded each year to seniors and recent graduates, funding two years of post-graduate study at Oxford University. Scholars are chosen on the basis of scholastic achievement, community involvement, integrity of character, leadership abilities, respect for their fellow beings, and energy to use their talents to the fullest.

Our very own James Pavur (SFS’16) was named a 2017 Rhodes Scholar! Read the story on James as well as check out the interview with him in The Hoya.
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