Scholar Names C-E

John Calhoun

US University: University of Richmond


JohnCalhounJohn Calhoun, a native of the Bronx, N.Y., graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from the University of Richmond in 2009 with a B.A. in philosophy. Currently a Fulbright Scholar teaching English and researching comparative education policy in Taiwan, John is interested in how public policy can increase equality of opportunity throughout the world. John's interest in equity issues drove him to develop numerous social development programs in the Bronx, New Orleans and abroad. He will spend his first year as a Marshall Scholar pursuing an M.A. in 'Equity Issues in Education' at the University of York.

Michael Campbell

US University: United States Naval Academy


MichaelCampbellMike Campbell stands first in his class of 1,042 midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy. A Truman Scholar, he has served as a military liaison to the Department of State, studied economic development in Asia on Phi Kappa Phi and Olmsted scholarships, and volunteered for missions to India and Mexico. Mike is the Director of the 50th Anniversary Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference, and is an undergraduate assistant coach on Navy's varsity lacrosse team. Mike plans to examine the nexus of conflict and development at King's College London and Oxford to prepare for a career in the national security establishment.

Matthew Clawson

US University: University of California - Los Angeles


MatthewClawsonMatthew Clawson, of Fort Collins, Colorado, will graduate from the University of California, Los Angeles with a double major in Economics and Political Science. An avid student of security and foreign policy, Matt conducted research at the Homeland Security Advisory Council and at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Last summer, Matt furthered his knowledge of global finance and economics as an analyst at Goldman Sachs. In addition to Matt's academic pursuits, he is the President of the UCLA Ski and Snowboard Team and was named First Team All-American. Matt plans to study international relations at Oxford University.

Erin Conrad

US University: University of Wisconsin - Madison


ErinConradErin Conrad, a native of Eden Prairie, MN, attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied physics, math, and French. Erin has conducted research in condensed matter physics, neutrino astronomy, physical chemistry, neuroradiology, and medical ethics. She has served as an ER volunteer and as a housing counselor, and taught physics at her university's Physics Learning Center. Erin plans to pursue a taught MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health at University College London. She hopes to combine her medical training with training in ethics and health policy to become a physician-ethicist.

Andrew Cunningham

US University: Duke University


AndyCunningham-4b7bad45b3988Andrew (Andy) Cunningham, from Rutland, VT, graduated Phi Betta Kappa summa cum laude from Duke University as a Robertson Scholar in 2008 with a double major in International Comparative Studies and African Asian Languages and Literature witha concentration in Chinese. After graduation, he moved to rural Muhuru Bay, Kenya where he has lived and worked as the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Women's Institute of Secondary Education and Research (WISER), the first all girls secondary boarding school campus and community center for development in the region (www.wisergirls.org). Andrew is also a Goldman Sachs Global Leader and Truman Scholar and plans to study International Comparative Education at Oxford University.

William Dougherty

US University: Temple University


WilliamDoughertyWilliam Dougherty, of Columbia, MD, graduated summa cum laude from Temple University in 2010 with a B.M. in music composition. William's works have been performed internationally by leading ensembles and soloists including the Momenta Quartet, Network for New Music, Dolce Suono, and clarinetist, Carol McGonnell in venues such as the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, the Trinity Chapel in Fontainebleau, and the Palais Corbelli in Vienna where he studied in the fall of 2008 as a Temple University Global Scholar. With a particular interest in cross-disciplinary collaborations, William has created events such as the Boyer/Tyler Collaborative Project, a week-long exhibition bringing together painters, composers, and instrumentalists in Philadelphia. William's music has explored wide ranging topics from the Iraq War to Turkish relations in Austria. At the Royal College of Music in London, William will pursue a MMus.

Grace Eckhoff

US University: University of Texas - Austin


GraceEckhoffGrace Eckhoff was born and raised in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Her experiences gave her a passion for international health. After graduating from high school, she spent eight months in Afghanistan as a teacher's aide. After two years at the University of Texas in Austin, Grace returned to Afghanistan to collect DNA samples from sputum slides to check for mutations that confer resistance to rifampin. Other research includes a summer at L'Institute Pasteur as a Zuccaire Fellow, an epidemiology project analyzing barriers to timely completion of tuberculosis therapy in Texas, and molecular diagnostics.

Andrew Ehrich

US University: Stanford University


AndrewEhrichAndrew Ehrich, from Los Angeles, CA, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a B.S. in Mathematics, where he pursued research interests and a senior thesis in formal multidisciplinary design methods for sustainable built environments. Andrew also served as the President of Hillel at Stanford and as a teacher for the Breakthrough Collaborative in Manchester, NH. Currently a Tom Ford Fellow in Philanthropy, Andrew is working at the Surdna Foundation in New York. As a Marshall Scholar, Andrew will explore ways to improve transportation systems through programs focused on urban design and governance.

Ruth Ezra

US University: Williams College MA


RuthEzra1-4bfa3d903be04Ruth Ezra, of Ithaca, NY, will graduate Phi Beta Kappa from Williams College with highest honors in Art History and a concentration in Cognitive Science. In Fall 2009 she was a Ruchman Fellow at the Oakley Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Ruth has interned at the Clark Art Institute, the Williams College Museum of Art, and MASS MoCA. She is particularly curious about connections between science and the visual arts. This summer, she will research visual perception and aesthetics at UC Berkeley. Ruth loves to dance, and she has performed with African dance, Bhangra, and tap groups at Williams. After having spent her junior year abroad at Oxford, she is excited to continue her studies in England. She plans to pursue an M.A. in the History of Art at the Courtauld and an MPhil in History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science at Cambridge.