Scholar Names Q-Z

Madeline Sands
US University: Arizona State University

Madeline SandsMadeline Sands graduated from Arizona State University with a B.A. in Anthropology and will complete her M.A. in global health this May. She is interested in children's health in developing countries, specifically the effectiveness of health interventions in reducing mortality rates. In addition to conducting fieldwork in Guatemala, Madeline works with fellow ASU students to develop affordable technology capable of detecting contaminated water sources. Currently, she serves as a student director for a community initiative that provides health services to those experiencing homelessness in Arizona. Madeline plans to pursue an MPhil in Disease Control at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.



Emily Shearer
US University: Cornell University

Emily ShearerEmily Shearer will graduate from Cornell University with B.A.'s in Biology and Government and a minor in Health Policy. Invited to join Phi Beta Kappa as a junior, Emily has researched health policy at California Department of Public Health and Kaiser Permanente. At Cornell, Emily is the captain of the varsity cross country and track teams, as well as a policy analyst for the campus think tank. In her free time, she volunteers as an EMT. Emily plans to study public policy at Cambridge and medical anthropology at Oxford, after which she will return to the US for medical school.




Kirin Sinha
US University: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Kirin SinhaKirin Sinha studies Theoretical Mathematics and Electrical Engineering/Computer Science, with a minor in Music, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After years of tutoring and teaching, she founded SHINE, a community service organization targeted at encouraging 7th grade girls to pursue the study of mathematics through a unique combination of dance and math. Kirin conducts research in hydrodynamic quantum analogs and performs with a professional Bharatanatyam troupe in Boston, in addition to having danced with numerous competitive groups on campus. She will pursue Part III of the Mathematical Tripos at Cambridge and hopes to expand SHINE internationally.



Phillip Tucciarone
US University: State University of New York - Buffalo

Phillip TucciaronePhillip Tucciarone will graduate from the State University of New York at Buffalo in May 2014 with a B.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering. A Goldwater Scholar, Phil has dedicated much of his research to the synthesis and application of novel silicon nanoparticles. In the community he mentors students to develop scientific interest and literacy through the NSF funded Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership. Phil spends much of his free time playing rugby as the starting wing for UB's rugby team. At the University of Oxford, Phil will study for a DPhil in Materials Science, pursuing graphene research.



Jacob Wellman
US University: University of New Mexico

Jacob WellmanJacob Wellman graduated with degrees in economics and political science from the University of New Mexico in May 2013, where he researched the political economy of climate change. In college, he was active in the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and served as the student member of the Board of Regents. He is currently a Truman-Albright Fellow in Washington, D.C. at the Department of Health and Human Services, where he studies policies designed to improve economic self-sufficiency among low-income families. An Eagle Scout, Jake's passions include outdoor recreation and conservation. He will pursue an MSc in Environmental Economics at the LSE.



Anna Wherry
US University: Johns Hopkins University

Anna WherryAnna Wherry will graduate from Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in Anthropology and Public Health. As an undergraduate research fellow, Anna conducted fieldwork on reparation policies for victims of armed conflict in Colombia. She has also interned at The Brookings Institution and led public health research in South Africa. In Baltimore, Anna founded and organizes a community garden and serves as a resource coordinator with Health Leads. She will study forced migration at Oxford and anthropology at University of Edinburgh. Anna ultimately hopes to become an anthropologist studying intersections of law and displacement, influencing policy debates through ethnographic analysis.



Grace Young
US University: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Grace YoungGrace Young will graduate from MIT with a BSc in Mechanical & Ocean Engineering. She is especially interested developing technology to explore and manage sustainably the oceans' resources while conserving their fragile ecosystems. In addition to developing software for CERN and MIT, her work experience includes helping to design, build and test submersible robots for NOAA and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. An avid sailor and scuba diver, Grace is a four-year letterman on MIT's sailing team. She is also active in the arts community as a former ballerina and Arts Editor for MIT's student newspaper, The Tech. Grace will pursue a DPhil in offshore geotechnical engineering and robotics at Oxford.