2016 Scholars L-M

Emaline Laney
US University: Agnes Scott College

Emaline Laney, from Wayne, Pennsylvania, will graduate from Agnes Scott College with degrees in Chemistry and Public Health. Emaline interned with Partners In Health, completing a cost-analysis of an oral cholera vaccination campaign in Haiti, The Task Force for Global Health, helping with the polio eradication campaign, and Harvard Medical School, researching new antibiotics to fight antibiotic-resistance bacteria. She has traveled and studied in West Africa, Nepal, and China. With the Marshall Scholarship, Emaline will pursue an MSc in Epidemiology at The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She hopes to improve the translation of care in resource-limited settings.

Bianca Lepe
US University: California Institute of Technology

Bianca Lepe graduated from the California Institute of Technology with a degree in Bioengineering and Business as a Questbridge scholar. At Caltech, she conducted research in immunology, in synthetic chemistry, and in synthetic biology. Her synthetic biology research involved introducing a non-native feedback system into E coli for the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition, in which her team received a bronze medal. She has served on numerous committees at Caltech and was awarded the Caltech Dean’s Cup for 2015. As a Marshall scholar, Bianca will pursue an MSc in Systems and Synthetic Biology at the University of Edinburgh.

Ryan Low
US University: Princeton University

Los Angeles native Ryan Low will graduate from Princeton University with a degree in History and a minor in Medieval Studies. Utilizing church council proceedings, royal ordinances, and other legal documents, Low reconstructs the means by which individuals and institutions accessed courts of law and interacted with royal governments in medieval Europe. He is a member of Princeton's Religious Life Council and has worked on local, state, and federal political campaigns both in New Jersey and the Los Angeles area. Low will pursue an MPhil in Medieval History at University College London. He enjoys cooking, ocean swimming, and learning languages.

Leah Matchett
US University: University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

Originally from Grand Haven, MI, Leah Matchett is a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a double major in geology and global studies. Her two internships at the State Department and one at the US Department of Interior sparked an interest in nonproliferation and science based international policy. On campus she helped found and is the current president of ACDIS student group ,a preprofessional organization for students interested in international security. She is also involved in student activism surrounding college affordability. She will be pursuing the MPhil in International Relations at Oxford to better understand the politics of nonproliferation.

Ian Mauldin
US University: United States Military Academy

Ian Mauldin is a triplet from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Graduating from West Point in 2016, he is majoring in mathematical sciences. He has completed French Commando School and spent a semester at the French Military Academy of St. Cyr. In the U.K., he intends to broaden his cultural experiences while developing his analytic problem solving abilities through studying for an MSc in Applicable Mathematics and an MSc in Network Science. He plans to apply these skills as an engineer officer in the U.S. Army while participating in and leading efforts to make meaningful large-scale contributions in less developed areas.

Bianca Mulaney
US University: Harvard University

Bianca Mulaney, from Lakeland, Florida, is a senior at Harvard College studying Economics and Molecular & Cellular Biology. Her multidisciplinary academic studies (including an undergraduate thesis on the impacts of antibiotic usage in agriculture) and past summer experiences (at Harvard Medical School, the US Department of Health and Human Services, and the Wellcome Trust) have motivated her to work at the intersection of economics and health. As a Marshall Scholar, she plans to study economics at LSE and infectious diseases at LSHTM. In the future, she envisions herself as a physician-economist, policy advisor, and/or healthcare executive.

Moriah Mulroe
US University: University of Southern California

Moriah Mulroe will graduate from University of Southern California with degrees in biochemistry and geological sciences. She has researched in physical chemistry, paleoclimatology, and healthcare practices following natural disasters. Her senior thesis studies the dynamics and dissociation of gaseous organic acids. Outside the lab, Moriah leads a group that mentors incarcerated youth. She is the Vice President of the Earth Science Honors Fraternity, President of a women in science organization, and a member of the USC triathlon team. Moriah plans to study for an MSc in Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments and Geochemistry at Queen Mary University of London.