Marden Nichols of Baltimore, Maryland, will graduate from Stanford University with a BA in Classics: Greek and Latin and an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, with a focus in Classical Art and Archaeology. She has spent one semester and the last three summers in Italy, working on archaeological excavations in Sicily and Rome and researching ancient Roman wall painting. Marden will pursue an MPhil in Archaeological Heritage and Museums at the University of Cambridge for the first year of her Marshall Scholarship, and a Postgraduate Diploma in the History of Art at the Courtauld Institute, University of London, for the second year.
Dan graduated from Princeton in 2003 with an A.B. in Politics and a certificate in Latin American Studies. A Truman Scholar, he co-founded Princeton in Latin America, a service organization that sends young people to work in yearlong fellowships with nonprofit, humanitarian, and government organizations. Dan is currently living in Santiago, Chile where he is conducting research on the 1980 Chilean Constitution and the authoritarian legacies of the Pinochet years. He is especially interested in developing countries and plans to pursue a career in US foreign policy. At Oxford, he will read for the M.Phil. in Political Theory.
Nick Rodriguez, a native of Oak Park, CA, is pursuing an MA in International Policy Studies and a BA in Public Policy at Stanford University. Nick's career in public service began in 1999, when he represented over 6 million of his peers as the student member of the California State Board of Education. Nick has continued this work at Stanford, where he co-authored a Brookings paper on school desegregation and is writing his senior paper on education resource allocation. Off campus, Nick has served as a high school teacher for a youth empowerment nonprofit that he co-founded; he has also worked for Senator Dianne Feinstein and the United States Department of Education in Washington, DC. Nick plans to read for an MSc in Public Financial Policy at the London School of Economics, where he will focus much of his energy on finding solutions to the crisis in education that grips the United States and many other countries.