Scholar names D-F


Samuel Dorison

US University: Princeton University


SamualDorisonSamuel Dorison, from Longmeadow, Massachusetts, graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Focusing on the intersection of human rights and international security, he previously worked in South Africa as a volunteer teacher and interned at a law firm representing Guantamo Bay detainees. Sam twice visited Guantamo to interview detainees, writing his senior thesis on U.S. detention policy and receiving the prize for best thesis on American foreign policy. A recipient of the Spirit of Princeton Award, he enjoys triathlon training, traveling, and cheering for the Red Sox.

Alice Easton

US University: Princeton University


AliceEastonAlice Easton, of Chicago, graduated summa cum laude from Princeton in 2009 with a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a certificate in Public and International Affairs. Her thesis examined the impact of HIV control interventions in southern India, and she moved to New Delhi after graduation to coordinate the Indian branch of the Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership. She returned to Chicago in October 2011 to join the Boston Consulting Group as an associate. Alice has been a student and practitioner of classical Indian dance (Bharata Natyam) since childhood, and enjoys volunteering and travel. She plans to study infectious disease epidemiology at Imperial College London as a Marshall Scholar.

Kyle Edwards

US University: Princeton University


KyleEdwardsA native of Pasadena, California, Kyle Edwards will graduate from Princeton University with an A.B. in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies. She focuses on the intersection of bioethics and public policy and is writing a thesis on the process by which the results of public consultations are incorporated into the policy decisions of national bioethics bodies that regulate assisted reproductive technologies. On campus, Kyle has served as the President of the Student Bioethics Forum and the Music Director of the Tigressions a cappella group. In her free time, she enjoys watching and playing soccer.

Daphne Ezer

US University: Duke University


DaphneEzerAn Angier B. Duke Scholar and Faculty Scholar, Daphne Ezer studies computer science and biology at Duke University. She is president of the Duke Association for Computing Machinery, a lead organizer of the 2011 National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference, and a computer science teaching assistant. She has interned at Microsoft, taught English to Tibetan students in China, and won awards in the Duke Start-Up Challenge. Daphne's research interest are in predictive models of gene expression. She hopes to become an academic researcher and bridge her interests in technology, biology, and science policy. She will pursue a PhD in Genetics at Cambridge.

Rebecca Farnum

US University: Michigan State University


RebeccaFarnumRebecca Farnum graduates in May 2012 from Michigan State University with degrees in anthropology, interdisciplinary humanities, international development, and international relations. She focuses on food and water security in the Middle East and North Africa, arguing that feeding people can feed peace. Farnum co-founded MSU's Campus Interfaith Council and works with Students for Peace and Justice and the MLK Diversity Committee. A member of the United Methodist Church, Farnum was a 2011 Udall Scholar and White House intern. As a Marshall Scholar, she will pursue degrees in environmental science at the University of East Anglia and the University of Oxford.

Frederick Feigel

US University: United States Air Force Academy


FrederickFeigelA native of Philadelphia, Frederick Feigel will graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Political Science and a minor in Arabic. On a gap year from his studies at the Academy, he spent a year living with a host family in Jordan and studying classical and Levantine Arabic at the University of Jordan. He intends to pursue an MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from SOAS and seeks to study Arab political culture and the role that protecting minority rights will play in the wake of the Arab Spring.




Katherine French

US University: Boston University


KatherineFrenchKatherine French of Danvers, MA graduated from Boston University in 2011 with a BA in Archaeology, a BA/MA in Religion, and a minor in Classics. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on religion, craft-production, and trade in Northern Europe and Coptic Egypt in late antiquity. Apart from this research, she is actively involved in museum and archaeological outreach programs that promote cross-cultural awareness, learning through material objects, and the preservation of cultural heritage. Currently, she works at Art of the Ancient World Department at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. French plans to pursue an MPhil in Archaeology at Oxford.


Alexander Frouman

US University: Columbia University


AlexanderFroumanA native New Yorker, Alex will graduate Columbia Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics. He is interested in the contemporary challenges of economic policy and has collaborated on research projects investigating financial regulation and social security policy. Alex is involved with Columbia's governance as a student co-chair in the University Senate and with his residential community as a resident advisor. He enjoys teaching and is a teaching assistant in the Economics Department. Alex will pursue an MPhil in Economics at Oxford where he hopes to continue to learn about and research the economic challenges we face.