US University: Hendrix College
Sean Alexander, from Little Rock, Arkansas, is a politics major and active student-leader at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. A sixth-generation Arkansan, Sean has worked with the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and is especially interested in rural food insecurity and economic development in post-industrialized nations. After completing his postgraduate studies in rural development, Sean will establish The Rural Alliance, a rural policy think-tank, to develop globally-inspired policies to combat rural hunger and poverty.
US University: Princeton University
Audrey Berdahl-Baldwin, from Minnesota, will graduate from Princeton University with a degree in history and minors in urban studies, American studies, and African American studies. Her research focuses on how prisons represent and shape broader social inequality. On campus, she participates in many programs through the civic engagement center. Audrey has also researched for-profit imprisonment for the Drug Policy Alliance and housing mobility for the Poverty and Race Research Action Council. Audrey plans to study US and UK carceral policies by pursuing a History MA at the University of Manchester and an MSc in Comparative Social Policy at Oxford.
US University: Northwestern University
Jessica Bickel-Barlow earned a B.A. from Northwestern University’s School of Communication with majors in Radio, Television, Film and English Literature. During her summers, she performed in the University of Texas Shakespeare at Winedale program, which sparked her interest in early modern dramatic culture. Now she plans to study the collaborative theatrical practices of Shakespeare and his contemporaries with the goal of employing these techniques in modern rehearsal rooms as a director.
US University: University of Chicago
Sam Boland studied Public Policy and Human Rights at the University of Chicago, with a specific focus in global health and health policy. A Truman and Marshall Scholar, Sam will pursue a PhD in Public Health from the London School in Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. This will complement his previous field work in global health, including maternal health work in South Sudan, rural community health work in Kenya, and disease surveillance during the 2013 – 2015 West Africa Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. Sam intends to later pursue an MD and eventually work for an organization like the CDC or WHO.
US University: Johns Hopkins University
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Quenton Bubb graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University with an honors degree in Biophysics. From facilitating introductory chemistry problem solving sessions on campus to teaching science at a local high school and community center, Quenton enjoys mentoring and communicating science. He received a Goldwater Honorable Mention and UNCF/Merck Undergraduate Fellowship and intends to pursue a career as an MD/PhD. As a Marshall scholar, Quenton will pursue an MPhil at the University of Cambridge studying the biophysics of intrinsically disordered proteins. Outside of academics, Quenton is an avid listener of jazz music.
US University: University of Connecticut
Antonio Campelli graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BFA, concentrating in painting, sculpture, and installation art. He was awarded numerous grants for his research in contemporary aesthetics, digital mediums, and interactive installation art. During his undergraduate studies, he helped design and built a new student gallery on campus, and he worked alongside faculty to establish an original, interdisciplinary and collaborative art curriculum. Antonio’s art is featured in public and private art collections and has been exhibited internationally. During his Marshall, he intends to pursue an MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London.
US University: New York University
Robert Clinton will graduate from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a concentration in “The Sociology and Politics of Urban Agriculture.” A Richmond, California native, Robert’s academic interests include municipal governance, environmentalism, and studying food as cultural expression. As a Global Fellow in Urban Practice, he conducted independent research on the relationship between religion, environmentalism, and national identity as expressed in the sustainability practices of ethnic Germans and Muslim Turkish migrants. Robert plans to pursue a MSc in Sustainable Urbanism at University College London, and enjoys baking, camping, and volunteering with senior citizens in his spare time.