Peter Noteboom, of Livingston, Montana, is completing a double major in economics and government at Dartmouth College, culminating with an honors thesis on the effects of valuable resources on the organization of guerrilla groups. He is also a two-year captain of Dartmouth's Heavyweight Crew. He has interned at the Center for Death Penalty Litigation in Durham, NC, which defends indigent people on death row, volunteered in Tanzania and worked as an analyst for Banc of America Securities. Peter is interested in the economic and political issues of African development and will read for an Mphil in Economics at Oxford University.
Anne O'Donnell of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, will graduate in May 2005 as part of the U.S. Naval Academy's first class of information technology majors. Especially interested in national security applications of IT, she has published papers on asymmetric IT-based threats and completed an internship with the Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security Division. Anne also enjoys responsibilities as co-captain of the lacrosse team and Brigade Operations Officer, responsible for the organization and execution of all activities involving the 4,400 member Brigade of Midshipmen. She will pursue an MSc in Information Security from Royal Holloway before serving as a naval officer.
Originally from Littleton, Colorado, Alex graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder with a degree in Biochemistry in 2003 at age 18 and is currently a second-year medical student at Duke University. As a Marshall Scholar, Alex hopes to study computational neuroscience and more generally the application of mathematical and physical techniques to biological systems at Oxford's Centre for Mathematical Biology. Alex has previously conducted research in a variety of fields including medical image processing, enzyme kinetics/bioinformatics, nonlinear dynamics in equity markets, and general relativity, co-authoring papers in several of them. His eventual goal is to be a practicing physician-scientist.
A native of New York City, Ross Perlin received a BA in Classics and East Asian Studies from Stanford University. Particular areas of research have included comparative Greek/Chinese philosophy and Uighur identity. At Stanford, Ross served as President of the Forum for American/Chinese Exchange at Stanford (FACES), a group devoted to promoting dialogue between student leaders in the U.S. and China, and co-curator of the Bay Area's first residential museum, the Matthias K. Rath Center. At Cambridge, he will pursue an M.Phil in Classics, comparing Daoist and Stoic ethical systems and their respective appeals to "Nature".
Matt is a senior at the United States Military Academy, majoring in International Relations and Chinese. He grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he graduated from Jenks High School in 2001. Much of his free time is spent on sports and clubs at West Point, including Sandhurst (a military competition) and Model United Nations. Upon graduation, Matt will be commissioned as an aviation officer in the US Army. Matt plans to read for an MA in Chinese Studies and an MSc in International Politics at the University of London, focusing on improving relations between China and the United States.
Kingston was born and raised on a farm in rural Kingston, Wisconsin. He was a junior year inductee to Phi Beta Kappa, and was selected to represent Brown at Occidental College's student conference on US foreign policy. Kingston was a member of the College Democrats, a contributing editorial writer for the Brown Daily Herald and a research assistant at Brown's Watson Institute for International Studies. His summer internships included working for Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) in Washington D.C. and at Gettysburg National Military Park. An avid golfer, Kingston was a volunteer standard bearer at the 86th PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin. He plays intramural basketball, ice hockey and flag-football. Kingston plans to study international relations at the London School of Economics.
Ryan Roark, of Austin, Texas, will graduate from Brown University in May with concentrations in biology, comparative literature, and math. She is writing two theses: a translation of a 16th-century French novel and an article on anti-bladder cancer drug development research she conducted over the past two summers at UT Southwestern in Dallas. For her research in biology and math, she has received a Goldwater Scholarship and a Brown Faculty Scholarship. She is editor-in-chief of Brown's undergraduate science magazine, The Catalyst, and volunteers at a cancer support center. At Cambridge, she will study cell cycle regulation in the Oncology Department.