Scholar Names M-P

Anne McClain

US University: United States Military Academy

AnneMcClainAnne 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.


David McCrary

US University: University of Tulsa

DavidMcCraryA native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, David is on course to graduate Summa Cum Laude 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 from serving as the opinion editor for the university newspaper and as a university tour guide to playing the English hand bells at a local church 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 Literature.


Paul Miller

US University: University of Southern California

PaulMillerPaul 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.


Courtney Mills

US University: Princeton University

CourtneyMillsCourtney, 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.


Sarah Moss

US University: Harvard University

SarahMossSarah 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.


Vipin Narang

US University: Stanford University

VipinNarangVipin 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.


Jennifer Nou

US University: Yale University

JenniferNouA 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

JamesOzmentAndy 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.


Rachel Pepper

US University: Brown University

RachelPepperRachel 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.


Courtney Peterson

US University: Georgetown University

CourtneyPetersonCourtney 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.