Scholar Names H-K

Anna Hagen
US University: Harvard University

Anna Hagen, of Brooklyn, NY, will graduate from Harvard with a degree in English and a secondary in Dramatic Arts. On campus, Anna has worked on over a dozen plays. Most recently, she directed Chekhov’s Three Sisters on the American Repertory Theater’s Loeb Mainstage. She helps edit Harvard’s literary magazine and she serves as president of the Signet Society for the arts. She has worked for theater companies Elevator Repair Service and The Wooster Group, and has translated essays from French to English for the André Breton foundation. She researched WWII hero Varian Fry for novelist Julie Orringer and elephants in early America for novelist Rajesh Parameswaran. She is currently writing a collection of short stories.


Ryan Henrici
US University: Pennsylvania State University

Raised in Wayne, Pennsylvania, Ryan Henrici is studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Pennsylvania State University. As a Goldwater and Astronaut Scholar, Ryan conducts structural biology research under Song Tan focusing on gene regulation in cancer. He recently published his thesis work as a second author in Nature. Outside of the lab, Ryan is involved in peer mentoring and volunteers for the Penn State Dance MaraTHON, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. With the Marshall Scholarship, Ryan will study Malaria and pursue a degree in Infectious and Tropical Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


Felipe Hernández
US University: University of California - Irvine

Felipe is a first-generation Mexican-American from a hard-working immigrant community in California. He graduated with honors in political science and music performance. A Truman Scholar, Felipe founded a non-profit that has helped over 500 first-generation students attend college and become civically engaged. He managed "Bank On Orange County" for United Way to help low-income families become financially stable. During his Fulbright Fellowship in Colombia his leadership program empowered children affected by the ongoing civil war to help their community. At Bristol and Oxford, Felipe seeks to develop models to help reduce barriers to success for first- and second-generation immigrant families.


Jeffrey Holzgrafe
US University: Olin College of Engineering

Jeffrey Holzgrafe, originally from Austin, Texas, will graduate from Olin College in 2015 with a degree in Engineering Physics. A Goldwater Scholar, he previously worked on computational methods for modeling interaction between cold plasmas and materials, nanofabrication for lithium air batteries, and plasmonic resonator engineering at the University of Texas, Vanderbilt University, and Harvard University. Jeffrey also helped lead Olin through a rewrite of its student honor code and organizes volunteers and events for Science Olympiad, a high school science competition. At Cambridge, Jeffrey will work with the Quantum Information and Nanoscale Metrology Group toward an MPhil in Physics.


Andrea Howard
US University: United States Naval Academy

Andrea Howard, of Norcross, Georgia, will graduate from the United States Naval Academy in May 2015 and commission as one of the first one hundred women in the United States Navy's submarine force. At the Naval Academy, Andrea serves as Corps Commander of the 115-member Drum & Bugle Corps, sings alto in the Gospel Choir, and coordinates freshmen training at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. After studying Arabic for a semester in Oman, Andrea became the Naval Academy's second Humanities Trident Scholar in the past decade. Andrea will pursue an MA in Science & Security at King's College London.



Mark Jbeily
US University: University of Texas - Austin

Mark Jbeily will graduate from the Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin. Having served as Battalion Commander of the University of Texas Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps, Mark will commission as an officer in the U.S. Navy and has been selected for naval aviation training. Mark worked in The White House Office of Cabinet Affairs and the Texas Governor's Office of Homeland Security where he observed national security policymaking. Fluent in Arabic, Mark's academic interests include civil-military relations, strategic planning, and security studies focusing on the Middle East and North Africa. As a Marshall Scholar, Mark will study International Relations at Oxford.


Adam Jermyn
US University: California Institute of Technology

Raised in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Adam Jermyn studied physics at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California. While there, he conducted research in the biochemistry of Alzheimer's disease, solar energy, astrophysics, and quantum computing, co-authored publications in Nature Communications and Physical Review B, and presented his work at national meetings of the American Physical Society. He has also served on several faculty committees, worked as a teaching assistant for both laboratory and theory courses, and begun writing a textbook on wave mechanics. As a Marshall scholar, Adam will investigate the possibilities for planet formation in binary star systems.


Linda Kinstler
US University: Bowdoin College

Linda Kinstler graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Bowdoin College in 2013 with a degree in English Literature. At Bowdoin, she was editor in chief of the Bowdoin Orient, the weekly student-run newspaper, and spent summers working for The New Yorker, New York Daily News, and the Boston Review. After graduating, Linda received a Google Journalism Fellowship to write for Nieman Journalism Lab. She went on to work as a reporter-researcher at The New Republic, where she covered the crisis in Ukraine before being becoming the magazine’s managing editor. She has contributed to Quartz, Los Angeles Review of Books, Fusion, Current Sociology, and World Policy Journal, and appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and Al Jazeera. Linda will pursue an MPhil in European Literature and culture with a concentration in Russian and East European Studies at the University of Cambridge.