US University: United States Military Academy
Anne McClain from Spokane, Washington is majoring
in Aerospace Engineering at the US Military Academy and plans to attain
a MSc in Aerospace Engineering at Bath. Anne is an Army Aviator and
will attend flight school after Bath; she hopes to fly AH-64 Apache
helicopters. She hopes to one day be an astronaut. Last summer
she did an internship at NASA Ames Research Center, working with
the Aeroflightdynamics Directorate, in Helicopter Flight Testing.
Following that, she traveled to Africa for 8 weeks with Operation
Crossroads Africa, working on a construction project in Uganda.
Anne is on the varsity softball team at USMA, and also plays on the
US Combined Services women's rugby team.
US University: University of Tulsa
A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, David is on course to graduate Summa Cum
with a degree in English Literature from The University of Tulsa. His
undergraduate focus is on dystopian novels of the Twentieth Century, a
subject over which he has developed several papers. David is actively
involved in a variety of both campus and community activities, ranging
serving as the opinion editor for the university newspaper and as a
university tour guide to playing the English hand bells at a local
and participating in a number of tutoring programmes. David will attend
the University of Leeds where he plans on studying for a MA in American
US University: University of Southern California
Paul Miller graduated from the University of Southern California and
represented USC in both crew (rowing) and ballroom and Latin dancing.
His hometown is Walnut Creek, CA. A self-described "ethnic
Picasso" who reflects California's diversity and has experienced at
first hand some of the difficulties of ethnic minority communities,
his focus is on both education and civic activism. He led a student
campaign to promote awareness of the dangers posed by an
over-concentration of liquor stores in South Central Los Angeles, and
developed a community forum to address these problems. He foresees a
career in public interest law and elected office, involved in
grass-roots public policy development across several fields, and has
founded a curriculum-based youth mentoring programme which has already
helped decrease local delinquency rates. His research project as a
Marshall Scholar will apply quantitative techniques to analysing the
European Union's current economic and military strength, as a prelude
to assessing its potential future impact on shaping the global agenda,
in comparison with that of the United States.
US University: Princeton University
Courtney, a senior at Princeton
University from Indianapolis, is a Politics major with a concentration in Russian Studies
and the former Soviet States of Central Asia. She is Executive Director of
Princeton Model Congress, a student organization which holds an annual high
school conference in Washington, DC. She has worked in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan,
and studied in St Petersburg, Russia, where she lived with a Russian family.
Courtney's interests include softball, bowling, DJ-ing and "oldies" music,
especially Elvis Presley. She has attended classes at Princeton in ballroom
and Latin dancing, rock climbing and yoga. She now plans to focus on International
Security Studies at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.
Courtney is on the Governing Council of the Whig-Cliosophic Society, the
Politics Undergraduate Committee and the Centre for Human Values Forum. She has done
volunteer work in the Red Cross and a nursing home and has also worked on the
McCain 2000 presidential campaign and as a tour guide at Princeton.
US University: Harvard University
Sarah has studied
Mathematics at Harvard. Her thesis subject is topological social choice, but
she has also focussed on the study of Kant's ethical theory, modern American
poetry and the Ravel String Quartet (as second violinist). Sarah plays in the
Harvard-Radcliffe orchestra. She now plans to continue her study of Philosophy
at the University of Oxford.
In her free time, Sarah enjoys vegetarian cookery and has worked for ECHO
(the Eating Concerns Hotline and Outreach). She is a John Wendell Scholar
in the Harvard Class of 2002 and has received awards including the National
Security Education Program Boren Scholarship and the John Harvard and
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Award.
US University: Stanford University
Vipin Narang graduated from Stanford University in 2001
with a BS in
chemical engineering and a minor in international relations. Upon
completing his honours thesis in international security studies last
year, which examined India's chemical weapons pursuits and the resulting
implications for Delhi's broader foreign policy formulations, Vipin
interned for the United Nations in Geneva, at their Institute for
Disarmament Research. At the UN, Vipin authored reports on global
Defense issues including missile defense systems and the revolution in military
affairs (RMA). He has since returned to Stanford to complete his MS in
chemical engineering, but plans to make a transition from the sciences
to the social sciences at Oxford next year where he intends to read for a
DPhil in international relations.
US University: Yale University
A 2001 Truman Scholar and the winner of Yale's
Hart Lyman Prize, Jennifer Nou has been awarded numerous public speaking and research
honours. She is the undergraduate president of Yale's Phi Beta Kappa, the outreach
coordinator of the Yale Women's Center, the former vice president of the mock trial
team, and the founder of a service group working on behalf of battered women.
Jennifer has also served as a social worker in New Haven and as an intern at the
US Embassy in Seoul, Korea. At Yale, she is a double major in political science
and economics and plans to read for an MPhil in Politics at Oxford.
James "Andy" Ozment
US University: Georgia Institute of Technology
Andy received his BS in Computer Science with
highest honours from Georgia Tech in the fall of 2000. He has since returned to
the College of Computing as a member of the research faculty. Spending his time
on both the operational side of information security and in research concerning
the policy aspects of the field. Andy is involved in numerous organisations and
activities on campus and volunteers within the community. He enjoys rowing,
playing musical instruments, singing in an acapella group and glee club.
His Marshall Scholarship will take him to the London School of Economics
where he will read for an MSc in International Relations with an emphasis on
information security policy.
US University: Brown University
Rachel Pepper, a graduate of Cherry Creek High School, is a
senior at Brown University majoring in Biophysics. Her interests include horseback
riding and reading. A keen teacher, Rachel has devoted much time to tutoring others
in math and physics. She credits her achievements to her parents Karen and
Steve Pepper, her elementary school Holly Hills, the science department at
Cherry Creek High School, and lots of purple.
US University: Georgetown University
Courtney Peterson is a senior majoring in physics and biology at
Georgetown University. A Clare Boothe Luce, Barry M Goldwater, and
two-time Howard Hughes Scholar, she has conducted research in biology,
physics, and astronomy. Courtney has been a co-author on five
publications and has another three in progress. For the past three
years, Courtney has been heavily involved in the Journal of
Investigators, Inc (JYI: http://www.jyi.org/) - an international,
student-run, non-profit organisation that seeks to improve science
literacy and to provide a variety of science training programs for
undergraduate students. In addition, Courtney has been a teaching
assistant for a number of physics and astronomy courses. In her free
time, she likes to sing and play ultimate Frisbee.