University of Virginia
A native of Kansas City, MO, and a Jefferson Scholar, Sarah Koch will graduate from the Middle Eastern Language & Literature Distinguished Majors Program at the University of Virginia. Sarah is ranked in the top ten Army ROTC cadets nationally and will commission as a Military Intelligence officer in the US Army in May 2017. She has conducted independent research projects on women’s science education in China and foreign interpreters in the US military. As a Marshall Scholar, she plans to study identity, agency, and aspiration among refugee youth with a focus on the Middle East at the University of Edinburgh.