US University: United States Military Academy
Brian Babcock of Bowie, Maryland is a senior
at West Point, currently
researching his thesis on the influence of Clausewitz in Marxist-Leninist
thought to finish his double major in history and international relations.
He is also a Battalion Commander in the Corps of Cadets, responsible for
500 of his peers. Upon graduation, he will return to Military Intelligence as
an officer where he previously served as an enlisted Russian linguist. He
plans to read for an MPhil in Russian & East European Studies at Oxford,
focusing on Russia's relationships with the Central Asian republics of the Former
Soviet Union, having spent part of summer 2001 in Uzbekistan on a
Military exchange. Brian is also an instructor on the Mountaineering Team,
Though two shoulder reconstructions have generally kept him to more horizontal
pursuits in recent times. In his free time, he enjoys reading, travelling,
backpacking, and good coffee.
US University: William Jewell College
Even though she may not be able to solve the world's problems, Mindy would like to
have a dramatic effect on people's lives. This philosophy underscores her intense
interest in community service work, especially projects involving mental health.
Her study in the UK will provide the broad base she needs to pursue a PhD in
Educational Psychology and a career in educational research and policy making.
She hopes to use her research to craft and implement more effective policies and
methods in America's schools. She has established the Peer Assistance Network
(an all-campus crisis line and an awareness campaign), was co-facilitator and
co-founder of a support group for survivors of sexual assault, and has worked as a volunteer in
other similar metropolitan organizations. Mindy is a member of CAUSE, (an alcohol awareness task force)
and has done volunteer work with schizophrenic patients at Saratoga Psychiatric Facility.
She was awarded the Thomas Harris Award for outstanding creative intervention in mental health. Mindy
is a member of the National Honors Societies Alpha Lambda Delta and
US University: Harvard University
Lauren Baer is a native of Palm
Beach Gardens, Florida and a senior at Harvard University. A social studies concentration
with a focus on international development, Lauren thrives on good books and world travel.
She has spent an extended period of time living and working in India and
Guatemala. At Harvard, Lauren is Associate Editorial Chair of The Harvard
Crimson where she also writes a biweekly column, "Writes and Wrongs". She
will use her Marshall Scholarship to pursue an MPhil in Development
Studies at Oxford.
US University: Amherst College
Born and raised in New York City,
Eric graduated summa cum laude
and Phi Beta Kappa from Amherst College
with a double major in economics and philosophy, and concentrations
in mathematics and computer science. His groundbreaking theoretical
and experimental exploration of Internet auctions "English Auctions
with Buy Prices: Irrationality on the Internet?" received the Bernstein
Prize for best economics thesis and was published in part by the
journal Economics Letters. Eric served his campus community
in numerous student government positions and was a DJ for the campus
radio station. He is currently employed as a mergers and acquisitions
investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co, where he has worked on
numerous M&A transactions and is a member of the Anti-Raid Team, which
is responsible for studying corporate governance issues and the hostile
M&A environment, and for aiding transaction teams in raid-prevention
and defense. Eric plans to pursue a PhD in economics and become a
professor, and one day hopes to pursue entrepreneurial and/or governmental
opportunities related to market institutions.
US University: Johns Hopkins University
Lionel Foster is a Writing Seminars
major at Johns Hopkins University and a graduate of Baltimore City College High
School. In 1999 he completed the first of two increments in the US Marine Corps
Officer Candidate School. He has spent two summers interning for Merrill Lynch & Company
in New York and London respectively. At a local level he values his involvement
with PEACE, a Baltimore-based non-profit educating
young artists about their role in crafting positive messages through media.
US University: Princeton University
Matthew Frazier from Atlanta, Georgia, was influenced by a cosmopolitan
childhood - he lived in Tokyo, London, and Rome all before the age of ten.
Graduating from Princeton with a degree in Public Policy, Matthew would
like to devote his career to international development and poverty reduction,
spending summers working on those very issues with the State Department in Brussels
and The Carter Center in Atlanta. At Princeton, he has won awards for academic papers and
has served as editor-in-chief of the progressive/liberal magazine as well as spending multiple
years training Princeton students to lead a mock Congress for high school students in Washington, DC
He is also a campus tour guide. In order to acquire the intellectual equipment to
critically examine development policy, he plans to use his Marshall Scholarship to
study Philosophy and Economics at the London School of Economics, where he hopes
to resume his rowing career.
US University: Dartmouth College
Esther Freeman grew up
in Newton, Massachusetts and Boothbay, Maine. A competitive skiier, she competed
in her first National Championships at the age of 12, and joined the US Freestyle
Ski Team at 15. She skied in World Cup competitions throughout her college career
at Dartmouth, and sailed for Dartmouth's National Champion women's sailing team.
Her interest in health in developing countries was piqued with trips to Kenya
and China and work with the Mexico National Institute of Public Health in
Cuernavaca, Mexico. She will study at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical
Medicine in preparation for a career in international public health.
US University: Rice University
An English/French Studies double major at Rice, Laura cannot wait to return to London,
where she spent her junior year. Laura plans to spend her first year pursuing
a Master's in London Studies and her second year reading for a Master's in
English Literature. Funded by a grant from the Rice University Scholars
Program, Laura's current research looks at the reintegration of "fallen women"
in Victorian culture. Laura additionally acts as the Student Director of the
Rice Women's Resource Center.
US University: Tufts University
Having studied International
Relations and French at Tufts, John-Paul Ghobrial remains primarily interested in the
way in which indigenous culture influences political and economic development.
He has served as a Koch Fellow with the Institute for Humane Studies and has also
interned with Defenders of Property Rights, a public interest legal foundation
dedicated to the protection of private property rights in the US.
Through the Massachusetts Campus Compact he has provided support and assistance
to local community service initiatives. As a Marshall Scholar, he will focus on
the way in which Arab governments have met the challenge of modern liberalisation
while adhering to Muslim political thought.
US University: Cornell University
Joshua Goldman of South Lake Tahoe,
California is majoring in physics at
Cornell University. A Goldwater Scholar, he can be seen on campus
anywhere from teaching physics to performing with the Cornell Percussion Ensemble
to speaking about his research experiences, which include archaeological
exploration with geophysics at sites in Honduras, Italy, and Mexico. He
also enjoys climbing mountains and cross-country skiing at his home in
South Lake Tahoe, California. Josh will be taking Part III Maths at the
University of Cambridge and will study theoretical condensed matter
physics at the University of Edinburgh. He plans to obtain a PhD in Physics and
establish himself as a scientist prior to venturing into scientific writing