Scholar Names F-L
US University: University of Wyoming
A life-long resident of the Wyoming, Rey Fuentes will graduate with a BA in Political Science from the University of Wyoming. He has co-authored a journal length study of educational praxis for first year students and is passionately involved in public service and partisan politics. He is currently serving as an AmeriCorps member in the Student Leadership and Civic Engagement Office developing community-wide service projects and as Vice-President of the statewide Young Democrats. Also a Truman Scholar, Rey will be studying Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics, with aspirations of studying public policy at Princeton.
US University: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tanya Goldhaber, a native of Boulder, CO, graduated from MIT with a major in Mechanical Engineering and minors in Cognitive Science and Music. At MIT, she performed research on the neural basis of conceptual representations in the Kanwisher Lab and was a member of the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program. She is also an avid violinist and won the 2009 MIT Concerto Competition. Tanya fell in love with England when she spent a summer working for British Telecom and looks forward to returning to pursue a PhD in Inclusive Design at the Engineering Design Centre at the University of Cambridge.
US University: Brown University
Jeremy Goodman, a native of Bethesda, Maryland, will graduate from Brown with degrees in philosophy, cognitive neuroscience, and physics. He will study philosophy at Oxford. His philosophical research has focused on the mind-body problem, but he is also interested in metaphysics, epistemology, meta-ethics, and the philosophies of David Hume and David Lewis. He has conducted cognitive neuroscience research at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, where he used a variety of brain scans to investigate the neurophysiology of language in normal and epileptic populations. Jeremy is passionate about jazz.
US University: Stanford University
Annie Kalt of Boston received a BA in Human Biology from Stanford University. Her interest in global health equity has come to center on child health in communities confronting poverty, infectious disease, and post-conflict reconstruction. She spent the past year in Rwanda as Africa Program Director for FACE AIDS and as Microfinance Program Assistant for Partners In Health. She previously worked on women's health and research projects in Zambia and Brazil. As a Marshall Scholar, Annie will study health policy and public health in developing countries at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and LSE before returning home for medical school.
US University: Dartmouth College
A Truman Scholar and All-USA First Academic Team Member from Madison, Wisconsin, Zak Kaufman is committed to advancing health worldwide. Zak graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College in June 2008, with an interdisciplinary major focused on international health. He has spent nearly three years abroad working on public health projects in Latin America and southern Africa. Currently overseeing research/evaluation for Grassroot Soccer's HIV prevention programs across southern Africa, Zak aspires to continue fighting infectious disease through research and service, working relentlessly to improve well-being in marginalized communities around the world. He will study Epidemiology at LSHTM.
US University: Princeton University
Jessica Lanney, of Concord, New Hampshire, will graduate from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in June 2010. A winner of Princeton's Shapiro Prize, Jess has crafted post-Katrina economic development programs with the City of New Orleans and worked on affordable housing interventions for homeless patients at the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. She has also served as Chair of the Daily Princetonian Editorial Board and competes on a nationally ranked mock trial team. In the UK, Jess will study social policy and urban planning at the London School of Economics and cheer the Red Sox from afar.
US University: Yale University
A native of New York City, James Luccarelli will graduate Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University with B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry. A Goldwater Scholar, his research interests have ranged from developmental neurobiology to theoretical chemistry, but now center on pharmaceutical development. As Chief of Yale's student EMS service, he oversaw the implementation of a scholarship program and a migration to electronic medical records. He is also a nationally ranked debater and competes in national and international debates as a member of the Yale Debate Association. James plans to pursue a D.Phil. in Chemistry at Oxford.