Scholar Names S-Z

Rahul Singh
US University: Yale University

Rahul Singh, of Cleveland, studies Economics and Mathematics at Yale University. He aims to enrich social policy with quantitative insight. A Heinz Government Service Fellow, Rahul has conducted research at the President's Council of Economic Advisers, the Yale Department of Economics, and the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi. He loves to teach, and he has founded financial literacy programs in Cleveland and New Haven. He is also captain of the state champion Yale Pistol Team. Rahul will study Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the London School of Economics, then Computational Statistics and Machine Learning at University College London.


Tayler Ulmer
US University: Spelman College

tulmerTayler, a Chicago-native, graduated from Spelman College with degrees in Anthropology/ Sociology and International Studies. She hopes to become a servant of disadvantaged community's passion as she combines her interests in international development, education, and cultural literacy. As a Truman Scholar, Bonner Scholar, a member of the UNCF Mellon Mays Program, a Change Agent for the Joseph and Evelyn E. Lowery Institute, a member of Spelman College's Social Justice Program, and chartering member of Girls Going Global, Tayler remains busy as she aspires to uplift coming generations of change agents. Additionally, she founded My Brother's Keeper, a mentorship program to expose young black males to the endless opportunities of college. Eventually, she plans to earn a Ph.D. in Sociology. In her spare time, she loves to blog about her experiences around the world as a Black Girl Without Borders.

Spencer Wilson
US University: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Spencer Wilson was raised in Moultrie, GA where he attended Colquitt County High School and graduated valedictorian in 2011. He studied Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Comparative Media Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, class of 2015. With an interest in advanced manufacturing techniques, Spencer has worked on projects ranging from small-scale bicycle manufacturing at Otherlab to large-scale 3D printing at MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms. In the latter project, Spencer co-invented a method of manufacturing rapidly deployable infrastructure for disaster relief applications. Spencer has a passion for filmmaking; he is currently directing two projects: a documentary about local manufacturing in India, and a fictional short film. He plans to pursue an MPhil at Cambridge in the Advanced Structures Group. Spencer is also an avid cyclist, musician, rock climber, and Volkswagen restorer

Jacqueline Zavala
US University: University of Texas - Brownsville

Jacqueline Zavala graduated from the University of Texas- Brownsville with a baccalaureate in environmental science as well as a teaching certification. She is the first student to apply for the Marshall Scholarship from her university. She was an intern at the National Science Foundation for the summer of 2014. Her research interests include the analysis of policy and education and their effects on the interactions between humans and the environment. Her career goals include working with politicians to positively influence environmental governance and environmental education. She hopes to further her understanding of the environment at The University of East Anglia.