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US University: Yale University
Nemser grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A Literature major at Yale
and Phi Beta Kappa member, he studies English and Russian poetry. His
poems have appeared in the New York Times and are forthcoming in The
Atlantic Monthly and the film The Good Shepherd, directed by Robert
DeNiro. He has won the Meeker, Veech, and Curtis Prizes in English from
Yale and First Prize in the 2004 Atlantic Monthly Student Writing
Contest, and read in the 2005 Connecticut Student Poetry Circuit. He
wrote his thesis on the poets Robert Lowell and Boris Pasternak. He
plans to pursue an MPhil in European Literature at Oxford.
US University: Stanford University
Otuteye graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a B.A.
in African American Studies with honors. He completed an M.A. in Modern
Thought and Literature at Stanford in which he took half his coursework
in computer science while developing software to help poets and fiction
writers visualize the writing process. During his freshmen year, Mark
co-founded the Stanford Spoken Word Collective, a group of sixteen
performance poets who mentor high school and college students in
creative writing. While leading the Collective for four years, Mark
taught over fifty poetry workshops and wrote over one hundred poems,
twenty-one of which he memorized. As a Marshall Scholar, Mark will
pursue two Masters of Studies at Oxford: the first in Literature and
the second in Computer Science.
US University: University of Delaware
Parris will graduate in May from the University of Delaware with a B.S.
in Biochemistry and a minor in Biology. He has conducted research for
the past three years under Dr. Ulhas Naik studying the developmental
expression of the protein JAM-A. His work has resulted in a publication
and he was awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. He enjoys working
as a teaching assistant for introductory biology courses and, in his
spare time, practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. James will pursue an MPhil
in Human Genetics at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne where he
will study embryonic stem cell biology.
US University: University of Notre Dame
native of Franklin, Massachusetts, Peter Quaranto will graduate this
spring from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in international
peace studies and political science. After studying in Uganda last
year, Peter founded the Uganda Conflict Action Network, an advocacy
campaign working to end the two-decade-old war in that country. He
earlier spent time in Cambodia, where he organized youth peacebuilding
workshops. At Notre Dame, Peter has been a leader in social justice
campaigns, a Big Brother and a political columnist for the student
newspaper. He plans to continue his study of peacebuilding at the
University of Bradford.
US University: George Washington University
Rafal graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from The George
Washington University in May 2004. She received her B.A. in psychology
and sociology. Following graduation, Julia accepted a position with
Teach For America as a corps member in New York City. She currently
teaches special education at PS 246 in the Bronx. This summer Julia
will complete her M.A. in both special education and childhood
education from The City University of New York: Lehman College. At
Cambridge, she looks forward to pursuing a PhD in Education, focusing
her research on inclusive and comparative education.