Scholar Names D-G

Hayden Dahmm
US University: Swarthmore College

Hayden Dahmm will graduate from Swarthmore with a major in Environmental Engineering and a minor in Environmental Studies. Dahmm has advocated for environmental issues at Swarthmore by serving on the campus Sustainability Committee and cohosting a radio program on Climate Change. During summer internships, he studied methods of mineral carbon sequestration at Purdue University and electric grid demand response programs at the University of Tennessee. As a blind student, Dahmm has coordinated with faculty to advance STEM accessibility for students with disabilities. In the UK, Dahmm plans to focus on the intersection of energy and public policy.


Dahlia D'Arge
US University: University of Kentucky

Dahlia d'Arge will graduate from the University of Kentucky with a degree in History and will commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army in May 2015. During her four years in the UK Army ROTC program, she traveled to Romania to teach English, gained her basic airborne qualification, and trained a service dog for a special needs child. As a Marshall Scholar, she will explore how asymmetric warfare tactics and strategies are affected by modern intelligence gathering and how that influences international security. Following her studies, she will serve as a Field Artillery officer in the US Army.



Benjamin Daus-Haberle
US University: Yale University

Ben Daus-Haberle currently lives and works in Washington, DC, where he serves as Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski's program coordinator. In that role, Ben helps prepare Dr. Brzezinski's speeches and articles, travels with Dr. Brzezinski to meet senior foreign officials, and assisted in launching the Brzezinski Institute on Geostrategy. Originally from Lexington, Massachusetts, Ben studied 20th century geopolitical history at Yale University, graduating in 2012. At Yale, he assisted Professor Adam Tooze with his book, The Deluge. He has also interned for the State Department, Senator John Kerry, and managed a student-run micro-lender in New Haven. Ben intends to study the impact of new technologies on international order in Oxford's international relations program.


Edmund Downie
US University: Yale University

Edmund Downie graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Yale in 2014. He earned a BA in Ethics, Politics, and Economics and served as research assistant to Paul Kennedy. A Presidential Scholar, Ned is currently a Yale Gordon Grand Fellow at Indian think tanks in Delhi and Kolkata, researching and writing on Indian foreign policy in Asia. He speaks Mandarin and has conducted independent research on Chinese economic development as a Yale College Dean's Research Fellow. Ned will pursue an MPhil in International Relations at Oxford, examining Chinese and Indian ambitions for shaping Asian regional order.



Julia Ebert
US University: Northeastern University

Julia Ebert, of Wausau, Wisconsin, will graduate from Northeastern University with a degree in Behavioral Neuroscience and a minor in Computer Science. A Goldwater Scholar, she has worked extensively in research on human motor learning and is completing an honors thesis investigating how humans learn an asymmetric bimanual task. Previously, Julia won a DAAD Scholarship and studied at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany. She now aspires to examine the possibility of robotic intervention and control at the interface with the human nervous system. She plans to pursue a MRes in Bioengineering at Imperial College London.


Michael Anthony George
US University: Harvard University

Michael studied Government and Economics at Harvard University, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 2014. He is interested in how innovative policy can be used to improve social mobility, and has explored this through work at the White House National Economic Council and through internships at Social Finance in London and Instiglio in Colombia. In the year after graduation, he worked as a Research Assistant to Professors Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren at the Harvard Department of Economics, before working as Chief of Staff to a new civic enterprise based in Washington DC. Michael will study Economic History at the London School of Economics and Comparative Social Policy at the University of Oxford.



Tess Grogan
US University: Smith College

Tess Grogan graduated summa cum laude from Smith College with a BA in English Language and Literature. She completed a minor in government and worked as a research assistant in film studies designing, editing, and producing a course on film technique. Her honors thesis investigated the transformation of the female hero across the work of YA fantasy author Tamora Pierce. Since graduating, Tess has worked as an editor of world language teacher licensure exams. She hopes to pursue a degree in Renaissance studies at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.