Edward "Ross" Baird
US University: University of Virginia
Ross Baird has studied politics and democratic participation at the University of Virginia, and he will read for the MPhil in Comparative Government at the University of Oxford. He has studied voter turnout and civic participation in Italy, Croatia, the UK, Austria, and the American South. A Harry S. Truman Scholar and a Jefferson Scholar, he serves as president of the Class of 2007 and the Raven Society at the University of Virginia. In his home state of Georgia, he founded Georgia PACE, an educational organization aimed towards encouraging civic engagement in young people.
US University: Cornell University
A native of New York City, Elisabeth Becker graduated in 2006 from Cornell University with majors in College Scholar: Refugee Studies and Sociology. A Truman Scholar and recipient of the Harrop and Ruth Freeman Peace Prize, Elisabeth has worked for the International Rescue Committee and the New York State Division of Human Rights. Following graduation, Elisabeth participated in the Humanity in Action Program, interning at the Senate Representative for Integration and Migration in Berlin. Elisabeth conducted her senior honors thesis research in Kosovo and New York City, completing a cross-cultural study of current and returned refugee populations. She plans to study Forced Migration and Global Governance & Diplomacy at the University of Oxford, with the long-term goal of drafting international refugee/asylum policy.
US University: University of California - Berkeley
At UC Berkeley, Annie conducted research for the War Crimes Studies Center in Timor-Leste monitoring war crimes' trials. As a Gardner Fellow at the International Center for Transitional Justice and UNICEF, she developed a handbook on children and truth commissions. Her interests stem from attending sessions of the UN Commission and Sub-Commission on Human Rights. Prior, Annie volunteered at microfinance organizations in Senegal and as a Rotary Scholar in Argentina. At Santa Monica College, she served as Student Trustee and as Member of the California Community Colleges' Board of Governors. She interned in the House of Representatives and State Department.
US University: Princeton University
A native of Parma, Ohio, Tamara Broderick will graduate from Princeton University this year with a Mathematics concentration and certificates in the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics and the Program in Applications of Computing. A Goldwater Scholar, early Phi Beta Kappa inductee, and Alice T. Schafer Prize runner-up, Tamara was recognized for having the highest standing in preceding Princeton work. In college, she has served as Math Club president, residential college peer adviser, and wilderness orientation program leader. Her summers have been spent conducting research, which she will pursue at Cambridge while completing Part III of the Mathematical Tripos.
US University: United States Air Force Academy
Christopher Campbell, of New Hope, Pennsylvania, will graduate in May from the United States Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering and a minor in Japanese. As a cadet, Christopher served as the Group Honor Chairman, participated in a semester exchange program to the Naval Academy, commanded a group of his peers on a 20-day training mission to Japan, and held the position of Squadron Superintendent during Basic Cadet Training. He has conducted stability and control research on NASA's Crew Exploration Vehicle and worked as an intern in the F-35 program at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. A future Air Force pilot who aspires to become an astronaut, Christopher plans to incorporate advanced control methods and artificial intelligence into air and space vehicles while studying in the Information Engineering Department at the University of Cambridge.
US University: University of Michigan System - Ann Arbor
Lyric Chen, of Madison, Wisconsin, graduated with a BA in Political Science and Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Lyric completed an honors thesis in on Chinese legal development; she has also coauthored and contributed to the writing of papers with faculty. Lyric was active in the Michigan Student Assembly and served as a tutor to elementary school students. Currently, Lyric is a Fulbright Scholar in China, where she conducts research on women's rights. As a Marshall Scholar, Lyric will attend Oxford University and read for a Master's degree in politics, focusing on Chinese politics and legal development.
William "Thomas" Clarke
US University: University of California - Los Angeles
Thomas Clarke of Phoenix, Arizona is a senior at the University of California, Los Angeles majoring in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology. A Distinguished Scholar and Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Fellow, Clarke has spent the past three years as a research assistant studying inherited diseases. Clarke will continue his research in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at Oxford while pursuing a Masters of Science. Ultimately, he is interested in translational medicine which will allow him to connect basic research with therapies for inherited diseases. Clarke is a member of several honoraries and is involved in student government and coaching UCLA basketball camps.