Scholar Names K-R
US University: Rice University
Jingyuan Luo, from Chandler, Arizona, will graduate from Rice University with a B.S. in Biochemistry and a B.A. in Policy Studies. Jingyuan has conducted research on nanotoxicology, yeast colony morphology, and zebrafish hypoxia. She has also conducted policy research at the National Science Foundation, the French Institute for International Relations, and the Baker Institute for Public Policy. At Rice, she has chaired the Undergraduate Research Symposium, served as a Social Sciences International Ambassador in Paris, and volunteered with orphans with special needs in China. Jingyuan plans to combine her interests in science and policy by pursuing graduate degrees in Biomedicine, Bioscience, and Society at the London School of Economics and Politics, and in Biomedical Research at Imperial College London.
US University: University of Oregon
Joshua Lupton, a resident of Oregon, will graduate in June 2011 from the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon with a double major in Biology and Human Physiology. Josh volunteers at a non-profit clinic, is president of the University of Oregon Pre-medical Society, and researches in a neuroscience laboratory on campus. As a Marshall Scholar, Josh will pursue an MPhil degree in Biological science at the University of Cambridge. During his second year in the United Kingdom, Josh will study public health before returning to the United States to enter medical school.
US University: Yale University
Andrew Maxwell Mangino graduated in 2009 from Yale University, where he earned a B.A. in Political Science with honors and served as Editor in Chief of the Yale Daily News. Currently a speechwriter to the Attorney General, he is passionate about social entrepreneurship, law, journalism, writing, oratory, history, running, and John Williams' film scores - and hopes to eventually combine them to advance a new paradigm of public education that inspires creativity, leadership, service, and passion itself. Next fall, he will study international education at Oxford in pursuit of that mission - and in search of the best schools in the world.
US University: University of Pennsylvania
G.J. Melendez-Torres graduates in May 2011 from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in economics and health policy and a B.S. in nursing. A proud native of New Jersey, G.J. is a 2010 Truman Scholar, an advocate for intercultural and interfaith issues, and a leader of his university's student government. He has conducted extensive research on healthcare institutions and the care these institutions provide to vulnerable populations. G.J. plans to combine a career in research on the health policy of aging with clinical practice in primary care. He will pursue the MPhil in Evidence-Based Social Intervention at Oxford.
US University: Swarthmore College
Joel Mittleman, a native of Allentown, PA, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Swarthmore College in 2009 with a major in Economics and minors in Education and Public Policy. Since graduation, he has worked as a research assistant in the Education Policy Center of the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. A Truman Scholar, Joel is committed to a career in the service of the American public school system. Outside of his work, Joel enjoys cycling, yoga, hip hop, and spending time with his friends and family, whom he will miss dearly. He will study Comparative Education at the Institute of Education.
US University: Princeton University
John Nelson graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor's degree in history, as well as certificates in Russian Language and Culture and in Russian and Eurasian Studies. His research interests include health in the Soviet Union, industrialization, and the politics of cultural production. In addition to editing the journal Nassau Weekly, John sat for several years on the editorial board of The Daily Princetonian. At University College London and Cambridge University, he will pursue degrees in art history and modern European history. He is currently a Fulbright scholar in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
US University: Yale University
Mari Michener Oye will graduate from Yale with a double major in Political Science and International Studies. She grew up in Wellesley, Massachusetts and spent the last two summers in Tajikistan studying Persian and conducting research on nationalism and civil war. Mari serves on the boards of Arghand, a nonprofit based in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and of Dwight Hall, the public service and social justice center at Yale. She also enjoys Nordic ski racing and sings in the Yale Glee Club. Mari plans to pursue a master's degree in Violence, Conflict & Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies.
US University: University of Maryland - College Park
A lifelong Maryland resident, Dylan Rebois will graduate in May with a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. He has worked to bring sustainable water and building infrastructure to rural communities in Burkina Faso and Ethiopia, as well as conduct research on renewable energy development in the Arabian Gulf. He has served as a research assistant for the Brookings Institution and the U.S. Department of Energy. A 2010 Truman and Udall Scholar, Dylan hopes to pursue studies in renewable energy and engineering for sustainable development between Imperial College London and the University of Cambridge.