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Jayanthi Narain
US University: University of Georgia

JayanthiNarainJayanthi Narain of Macon, Georgia will graduate from the University of Georgia with degrees in Economics and International Affairs. A recipient of the NSEP David Boren Scholarship, she studied in Egypt where she taught Sudanese refugee girls without access to schools. She is involved in Amnesty International and is the founder of STOP, a campus organization focused sexual assault issues. She also practices Kuchipudi, an Indian classical dance form. Jayanthi will pursue an MSc in Development Studies at the London School of Economics and an MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Ethan Orwin
US University: United States Military Academy

EthanOrwinEthan Orwin, who grew up in Toronto, Canada, will graduate from West Point as an infantry officer with a BS in Military History. Among other awards, he is a recipient of the Colonel John R. Elting Award for the History of the Military Art. Ethan's interests include French military history, imperialism, and decolonization. His summer activities have included US Army Airborne School, a trip to Poland to study Holocaust history, and research at the archives of the French Army in Paris. Ethan will pursue an M.Litt in French History at St. Andrews. He enjoys canoe tripping, basketball, and world music.

Gregory Pope
US University: Georgetown University

GregoryPopeGreg Pope, a native of Barre, VT, is a senior at Georgetown University, majoring in Economics and minoring in Mathematics. As co-chair of the George F. Baker Scholars Program, a business immersion program for liberal arts majors, Greg has led an initiative to assist a Louisiana foundation in rebuilding the New Orleans school system. Greg is also an active member of the Lecture Fund and plays trombone in the Pep Band, where he pursues his passion for music and Hoya basketball. Greg plans to study Environmental and Resource Economics at University College London, focusing on sustainable growth.

Hari Prabhakar
US University: Johns Hopkins University

HariPrabhakarHari Prabhakar is a senior at the Johns Hopkins University majoring in Public Health, and hopes to become a physician. As a member of the USA Today All-Academic First Team, Hari pursues development work dealing with health systems and sickle cell disease in India. He founded the Tribal India Health Foundation, an organization that provides assistance to rural health systems in India. Additionally, he is a founding member of an Indian a cappella group on campus. As a Marshall Scholar, he hopes to study public health and health systems management at the London School of Tropical Medicine and Oxford.

Anna Quider
US University: University of Pittsburgh

AnnaQuiderAnna M. Quider, of Grand Island, NY, will receive an Honors B.S. in Physics and Astronomy and a B.A. in the History and Philosophy of Science and Religious Studies. Her four years of research on extragalactic gas cloud composition and kinematics with the University of Pittsburgh Quasar Research Group has contributed to several publications and awards, including the Goldwater Scholarship and the American Astronomical Society's Chambliss Student Achievement Award. Anna enjoys promoting science literacy and appreciation through community lectures and demonstrations, for which she received the Society of Physics Students' Bloomfield Award. She has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review, a national multidisciplinary journal of original undergraduate research. Anna will pursue a PhD in astrophysics at Cambridge University with the goal of becoming a research professor and continuing to make science accessible to the general public.

Sophie Rutenbar
US University: University of Texas - Dallas

SophieRutenbarA native of Richardson, Texas, Sophie is the first Marshall scholar named from the University of Texas at Dallas, where she received a B.A. in government and politics in May 2006. While at UTD, she was a Eugene McDermott Scholar, served as Student Government Vice-President, and played bassoon in the university's Chamber Music Ensemble. Sophie holds a personal and professional interest in aiding post-conflict countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. She has twice visited in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, most recently as an elections observer with the Carter Center, and wrote her senior thesis on the problem of spoilers in the Congo. In addition, Sophie has spent time in Zambia and France and interned with Grameen Foundation USA, the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Africa Program, the Fund for Peace, and Pact Zambia. In 2005, she was her university's first recipient of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship.