US University: Arizona State University
An Arizona native, Madeline Grade will graduate from Arizona State University with a degree in biomedical engineering. She is particularly fascinated by neurological disorders and the application of engineering principles to biological systems. Her epilepsy research at Mayo Clinic has led to multiple publications and platform presentations, and she has investigated EEG-based seizure prediction at ASU. More recently, she founded and captained ASU's first undergraduate synthetic biology team. Outside the lab, Madeline has volunteered with Engineers Without Borders, led numerous student organizations, and developed STEM outreach initiatives. At University College London, she will pursue the MSc in Neuroscience.
US University: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Allen Lin, from Holmdel, New Jersey, graduated from MIT in 2011 with an M.Eng./B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, a B.S. on Chemical-Biological Engineering, and minors in Biomedical Engineering and Political Science. A Goldwater Scholar, Allen's scientific interests focus on synthetic biology, a field that seeks to genetically reprogram microbes for health, environmental, and energy applications. Allen was also a Department of Homeland Security Scholar and worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on exhaled breath analysis. He enjoys painting, science outreach, entrepreneurship, running, and traveling. Allen hopes to bridge science and policy and will spend his first year studying Technology Policy at Cambridge University.
US University: United States Air Force Academy
Peter Lind, of Wilsonville, Oregon, will graduate from the United States Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Political Science. He has studied, traveled, and volunteered in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. At the Academy, Peter served as a Group Director of Operations and in leadership positions for Combat Survival Training. He will become a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force following graduation from the Academy and will pursue Security Studies at the University of St. Andrews. He hopes to apply his education to build strategic partnerships with nations around the globe.
US University: Stanford University
Rayden Llano, of Miami, Florida, earned a degree in human biology from Stanford in 2010. After graduation, he spent a year in Japan conducting global health policy research as a Henry Luce Scholar at the University of Tokyo. There, Rayden co-authored a Lancet study evaluating Japan's global health engagement and also co-wrote a successful $1.5 million grant proposal to the Gates Foundation to establish a global health committee within the Japanese Diet. Since then, Rayden has worked with the WHO in the Philippines and the Clinton Health Access Initiative in Rwanda. He plans to study international health policy at LSE.
US University: Harvard University
James "Jake" McAuley will graduate Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College in May with a degree in History and Literature, having written a thesis on the foreign diplomats of Vichy France. A former editorial chairman of The Harvard Crimson, Jake has interned at The New Yorker and at The International Herald Tribune in Paris. He plans to pursue an MPhil in Modern European History at the University of Oxford.
US University: University of Tulsa
Kerry McAuliffe, from Houston, Texas, graduated from the University of Tulsa with an English major, a Spanish minor, and an enthusiasm for digital humanities. She was honored by the TU English department with the Chair's Prize for English Studies, and interned with the Modernist Journals Project where she helped create digital editions of early twentieth-century periodicals. Kerry currently works on the ISS Technology Communications team at Hewlett-Packard. For her first year in the U.K., she will pursue an MA in Digital Humanities at King's College London. Kerry hopes to explore the way digital methodologies and tools enable new kinds of scholarly research, particularly in the context of nineteenth-century literature.
US University: University of Pennsylvania
Nashville native Corey Metzman will graduate from the Huntsman Program at the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in Economics and International Studies. A Truman Scholar, he has founded a cross-campus organization that fosters intercultural understanding between American and Middle Eastern college students through online dialogue. Passionate about international development, Corey has designed poverty metrics in the agricultural and microfinance sectors in Kenya and Tanzania, and he has researched the effectiveness of technology-based education in rural Nicaragua. At Penn, he co-chairs the Wharton Dean's Advisory Board. In his first year, he plans to pursue the MSc in Development Studies at LSE.