Anna V. Alekseyeva

Anna V. Alekseyeva

Missouri & Balliol 2011

Current place of residence: St. Louis

University: University of Chicago 

Other information: Anna is a senior at the University of Chicago where she majors in history and public policy. Elected as a junior to Phi Beta Kappa and a Student Marshall, she has interned at the Brookings Institution and Human Rights Watch. The focus of much of her work, as an academic, in the field and as an activist, is on refugees and forced migrants. Anna moved from Russia when she was five.

Brendan Alexander

Brendan Alexander

Ontario & New College 2011

Current place of residence: Ottawa

University: Royal Military College of Canada

Current / recent course: Bachelor of History with Economics

Other information: Interested in the history of guerrilla warfare and counterinsurgency, a Troop Commander in the Royal Canadian Artillery, pianist in the Royal Military College band as well as playing the classical guitar, clarinet, and baritone saxophone, keen artist and photographer, enjoys running, weightlifting, soccer, hockey, and coaching the RMC Combat Fitness Club.

Nauman Asghar

Nauman Asghar

Pakistan & Balliol 2011

Current place of residence: Lahore

University: University of Punjab

Current / recent course: Bachelor of Law

Other information: Teaching assistant at University of Punjab conducting research in International Law, formed the Punjab University Society of International Law and has presented research papers at conferences in Dubai and Iran.  Volunteered in relief efforts for those affected by the devastation during the 2010 floods in Pakistan and enjoys debating and cricket.

Shreya Atrey

Shreya Atrey

India & Magdalen 2011

Current place of residence: Kanpur

University: NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

Current / recent course: Bachelor of Law

Other information: Published papers in a variety of international law journals including the Journal of Law and Social Challenges (USA) and the Annual Review of Law and Ethics (Germany), Editor-in-Chief of Nalsar Student Law Review, internships at an Indian court, the Emirates Law Journal and with Allen and Overy in the UK, passionate involvement in hockey and basketball, recipient of an 'Athlete of the Year' award.

Melissa Bailey

Melissa Bailey

Prairies & St John's 2011

Current place of residence: Winnipeg

University: University of Manitoba

Current / recent course: Bachelor of Genetics

Other information
: Experience in genetic and stem cell research at the University of Manitoba, the National Microbiology Laboratory, and at the Max lanck Institute of Immunobiology in Germany.  Engages in community outreach, as a coordinator of the Let's Talk Science programme and by developing programmes in dance for disadvantaged youth in Winnipeg whilst also a keen aerial dancer herself.

Caroline Barlow

Caroline Barlow

Florida & Keble 2011

Current place of residence: Fleming Island

University: United States Naval Academy

Other information: 
Caroline is a senior at the United States Naval Academy where she majors in oceanography. Currently ranked third in the overall order of merit, she has served as brigade commander, a member of the Navy cross-country team, and on the 2009 national championship triathlon team. Caroline has worked in the Pentagon for the Navy Energy Coordination Office and presented at the Mountain Meteorology Conference in Santiago, Chile. In addition to her research in wind climatology, she has worked at the Naval Research Laboratory to improve the accuracy of tropical cyclone forecasting.

Alice L. Baumgartner

Alice L. Baumgartner

Illinois & Merton 2011

Current place of residence: Chicago

University: Yale University

Other information: Alice graduated from Yale in May, summa cum laude in history, and with the James Andrew Haas prize for intellectual achievement, character and humanity. She has won numerous at Yale and national prizes for both fiction and nonfiction and was a poetry intern at the New Yorker, and has published in several leading national literary magazines. She also won top prizes in American history, and is spending this year as a Gordon Grand Public Service Fellow working at a health clinic in Palacios, Bolivia.

Katharina Behr

Katharina Behr

Germany & Merton 2011

Current place of residence: Munich

University: Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet, Munich

Current / recent course: Master of Science & Physics

Dirk Bester

Dirk Bester

South Africa-at-Large & Wolfson 2011

Current place of residence: Bloemfontein

University: University of the Free State

Current / recent course: Bachelor of Actuarial Science

Other information:
Interested in integrating statistical knowledge with financial mathematics and the principles of economy. An accomplished martial arts practitioner who holds a black belt in Judo and Haedong Kumdo (Korean sword art), winning both domestic and international world championship gold medals.

Gautam Bhatia

Gautam Bhatia

India & Balliol 2011

Current place of residence: Bangalore

University: National Law School of India University

Current / recent course: Bachelor of Law

Other information: Selected to participate in the "Global Leadership Institute" in New York run by the Goldman Sachs Foundation and Institute of Education, involved in a UNICEF and NHRC documentary on human trafficking, served as a clerk at the Supreme Court, Deputy Chief Editor of the National Law School of India Review and represents his university at tennis.

Megan C. Braun

Megan C. Braun

California & St John's 2011

Current place of residence: Coronado

University: University of California, Irvine

Other information: Megan graduated in October from the University of California, Irvine, with a B.A. in history and a minor in philosophy. A junior member of Phi Beta Kappa, she was also president of the student government and goalie for the women’s varsity water polo team. Since graduation, she has attended Cambridge University where she has studied the ethical constructs of war and peacemaking. Her senior thesis looked at the ways in which weapons technology desensitizes U.S. solders to loss of life, and she is especially interested in just war theory and war crimes law. She is the University of California, Irvine’s first Rhodes Scholar.

James Bray

James Bray

Maritimes & St Antony's 2011

Current place of residence:
Peru

University:
St Francis Xavier University

Current / recent course: Bachelor of Sociology with Development Studies

Other information: Student leader with the Service Learning programme and co-founded INSPIRE, a social justice and community leadership conference for high school students from rural Nova Scotia. Involved with L’Arche Antigonish, has studied in Ecuador and currently interning in Peru as part of the Coady International Institute’s Youth in Partnership programme.  Enjoys playing guitar, hiking, traveling and perfecting his skills on the ukulele.

Tamma A. Carleton

Tamma A. Carleton

Oregon & Magdalen 2011

Current place of residence: Washington D.C.

University: Lewis and Clark College

Other information: Tamma graduated summa cum laude from Lewis and Clark College in 2009. Since then, she has worked as a research analyst at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. Tamma was a member of the varsity cross-country and track teams at Lewis and Clark, and worked extensively as a research assistant in the economics department. Since moving to Washington, she became a founding member of the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace, and is interested in linking sustainable local agriculture to improved nutrition in low-income neighborhoods.

Evelyn Chan

Evelyn Chan

Victoria & Hertford 2011

Current place of residence: Melbourne

University: Monash University

Current / recent degree: Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery

Other information: Attended the United Nations DPI/NGO Conference on Global Health in 2010 as a Save the Children Representative, acted an an Australian Representative at the International Federation of Medical Students Association General Assembly in Mexico, worked in Thailand as a medical aid volunteer, volunteers at an Asylum Seeker’s Resource Centre, has been involved with projects to educate medical students about human trafficking and refugee issues, works with people with disabilities and coaches gymnastics.

Aparna Chaudhuri

Aparna Chaudhuri

India & University 2011

Current place of residence: Kolkata

University: Jadavpur University

Current / recent degree: Bachelor of English

Other information: Teaches under-privileged children, winner of an All-India Creative Writing competition on climate change, involved in public speaking competitions, pursues Indian classical dance and performs North Indian classical music, actively involved in dramatic productions, black belt in karate and state kata champion on several occasions, pursues rock climbing.

Joshua Chauvin

Joshua Chauvin

Ontario & New College 2011

Current place of residence: Belle River

University: University of Windsor

Current / recent course: Bachelor of Philosophy and Psychology

Other information: Published research on artificial neural networks, volunteer with the Canadian Mental Health Association, produced and directed a film entitled “I Am Not AIDS” with the help of the AIDS Committee of Windsor, volunteer at Windsor Pride, established a new student organization called Student Filmmakers as Social Advocates which is currently working on a documentary to highlight mental illness stigmatization.

Laurence Deschamps-Laporte

Laurence Deschamps-Laporte

Québec & Magdalen 2011

Current place of residence: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

University: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Other information: Laurence attends the University of North Carolina, and majors in International Studies with an area concentration on the Middle East, and a minor in Islamic studies.  Widely travelled and multi-lingual, Laurence has achieved an advanced standard in Arabic.  Her studies are motivated by her passion to advance the cause of marginalised women around the world. For light relief Laurence joins whitewater canoeing expeditions, runs long-distance and hones her wilderness survival skills.

Nicholas A. DiBerardino

Nicholas A. DiBerardino

Connecticut & New College 2011

Current place of residence: Westport

University: Princeton University

Other information: Nicholas majors in music (composition). A campus leader in student government and a junior member of Phi Beta Kappa, Nick is an accomplished composer with many awards for his compositions. He has been a composer in residence at the Brevard Music Center and the European American Musical Alliance in Paris. He founded the Undergraduate Composer Collective at Princeton. While in high school, Nick founded a programme to collect, refurbish and distribute used instruments and to provide instruction to needy students in Bridgeport.

Jared A. Dunnmon

Jared A. Dunnmon

Ohio & Oriel 2011

Current place of residence: Cincinnati

University: Duke University

Other information: Jared majors in mechanical engineering with a minor in economics.   Jared's public policy and scientific interests focus on energy. He has been an environmental policy intern for the mayor of San Francisco, and worked on a Clinton Global Initiative energy project. Jared’s research has focused on renewable energy; he is currently designing an energy harvester that draws power from beam oscillation in airflow. He has a pending patent on building materials. He is also a vice president of the Duke Chapel Choir and president of a student sustainability project.

Gabrielle A. Emanuel

Gabrielle A. Emanuel

Illinois & St Edmund Hall 2011

Current place of residence: Evanston

University: Dartmouth

Other information: Gabrielle graduated summa cum laude from Dartmount in June with a major in history and a minor in psychology. She is currently in Mali where she is designing a programme on water access and purification. While at Dartmouth, she worked with homeless women in Boston, on hunger in New Hampshire, on microfinance in India, and helping Ugandans gain access to higher education. Her photographs have been published in national publications and shown in exhibitions. Gabrielle was also a rider on Dartmouth’s varsity equestrian team.

Michael Fargher

Michael Fargher

South Africa-at-Large & St John's 2011

Current place of residence: London

University: University of Cape Town

Current / recent course: Bachelor of Business Science

Other information: Currently working as a European Energy Trader for Goldman Sachs after having been selected as a Goldman Sachs Global Leader in 2007. Whilst at university conceptualised and pioneered the inaugural African Schools Debating Championship which brings together the top speakers across Africa, was ranked as South Africa's top speaker in 2005. Extensive debating experience domestically and internationally, having competed at World School's Debating Championships, reaching the finals. Competed competively in water polo, representing his provincial age group teams as well as captaining it.

Luke Foster

Luke Foster

Commonwealth Caribbean & Lincoln 2011

Current place of residence: Montego Bay

University: University of West Indies

Current / recent course: Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery

Other information: Involved in the Jamaica Medical Students Association (JAMSA) Standing Committee on Public Health (SCOPH), and has occupied various leadership positions, including as Director of Community Outreach Division of the (SCOPH), President of the Christian Life Community, representive for Jamaica at the London International Youth Science Forum in 2004, school champion tennis player, and keen participant in track and field athletics. 

Zachary M. Frankel

Zachary M. Frankel

New York & Magdalen 2011

Current place of residence: Brooklyn

University: Harvard College

Other information: Zachary's concentrations at Harvard College are in physics and mathematics.  He is fluent in Japanese and is an accomplished debater. He has done advanced graduate work in quantum field theory and has also been a research assistant at the Kennedy School of Government. Zacharey has worked extensively with the Global Viral Forecasting Initiative, taking a semester off to develop models that help global health organizations and governments prevent future pandemics.

Kathleen C. Hansen

Kathleen C. Hansen

Montana & Christ Church 2011

Current place of residence: Bozeman

University: Montana State University

Other information: Kathleen graduated summa cum laude with a major in industrial and management engineering and a minor in economics. She is currently at the Arava Institute at Kibbutz Kefura, Israel, working on joint water conservation projects between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. While at Montana State, where she was student body vice president, she was also president of the Engineers Without Borders chapter and led its projects in Kenya, and interned with the Mali Agribusiness Network.

Fagan E. N. Harris

Fagan E. N. Harris

Maryland/DC & St John's 2011

Current place of residence: Glen Burnie

University: Stanford University

Other information: Fagan graduated in political science and American studies. He is currently completing an MA in human rights in criminial justice at the University of Limerick in Ireland as a Mitchell Scholar.  He grew from a childhood where he knew more people in gangs and prison than in college to a college career of great academic success and leadership, and has remained committed to address the challenges of public education and juvenile justice reform. He was vice president of the Stanford student body and president of Stanford Students for Relief, where his efforts focused on Pakistan and Katrina.  

Richard Higgins

Richard Higgins

New Zealand & St Catherine's 2011

Current place of residence: Auckland

University: University of Auckland

Current / recent course: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce

Other information: Completing a joint Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce degree at the end of 2010, mentoring first year students, participating in the United Nations Youth Association, member of a prize-winning men’s barbershop chorus.  Keen sportsman including coaching the First XI hockey team at Massey High School for Girls, playing hockey, cricket and running. 

John Hodges

John Hodges

Diocesan College, Rondebosch & St Anne's 2011

Current place of residence: Cape Town

University: University of Cape Town

Current / recent course: Bachelor of Business Science, Finance

Other information: Co-Chair of the Habitat for Humanity Committee, organised an academic programme for SHAWCO Holiday Project, as well as fundraising events to raise money for various children's initiatives, represented the University of Cape Town at cricket, plays rugby for the Western Cape Touch League, completed a half-marathon.

Brennan Hodkinson

Brennan Hodkinson

South African College School, Newlands & Pembroke 2011

Current place of residence: Cambridge

University: University of Cape Town

Current / recent course: Bachelor of Civil Engineering

Other information: Currently reading for a Masters in Engineering for Sustainable Development at the University of Cambridge. Founder of South Africa's first chapter of Engineers Without Borders running projects including installing rainwater tanks at a South African hospital, researched and helped develop a water test kit and a mobile phone reporting tool which allows rural villages SMS test results to a central authority, Director of TeachOut which teaches weekly maths classes to underprivileged students, keen runner and squash player. 

Kathy-Anne Gabrielle Hughes

Kathy-Anne Gabrielle Hughes

Newfoundland & Wadham 2011

Current place of residence: Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada  

University: Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Current / recent course: Bachelor of Fine Arts

Other information: Focusing her studies in Art History and Visual Culture, research interests in the discourse of academic/First Nations relations and the transcendent qualities of the museum space as an artwork in and of itself.  Involvment in Newfoundland Aboriginal Women's Network Violence Prevention Initiative (NAWN), active contributor to her local aboriginal community and traditional Mi’kmaq drummer.

 

Aneil Jaswal

Aneil Jaswal

British Columbia & Magdalen 2011

Current place of residence: Vancouver

University: University of British Columbia

Current/recent course: Bachelor of Science: Global Resource Systems

Other information: Focus on improving global health, conducted research about health systems with the World Health Organization in Geneva, involvement in study on the use of cell-phones in HIV treatment in Kenya and is developing an online course on the relationship between trade and health. Advocates for a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Darfur and leads the national Stand for the Dead campaign. Enjoys competitive basketball and international travel. 

Mark Z. Jia

Mark Z. Jia

New Jersey & Merton 2011

Current place of residence: Waltham, Massachusetts

University: Princeton University

Other information: Mark graduated from Princeton in June. He is now teaching American politics and constitutional history to aspiring diplomats at the China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing. He was deputy national field director of Students for Obama, interned for the Alliance for Justice and in Senator Edward Kennedy’s Office, and is managing editor of Princeton’s progressive magazine. He is also president of the Princeton Chinese Student Association. Born in China, his dream is to one day participate in the constitution-drafting process for a democratizing China.

Michael Jones

Michael Jones

Australia-at-Large & Magdalen 2011

Current place of residence: Lyneham, Canberra

University: Australian National University

Current / recent course: Bachelor of Political Science (Honours), LLB

Other information: Keen interest in bringing political justice to the indigenous peoples of Australia and is CEO and Managing Director of the Wadjularbinna Foundation, a non-profit organization that seeks to build and maintain relationships between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians.  Participated in the Vice Chancellor's Student Leadership Programme at ANU in 2010, member of the Student Implementation Committee for the ANU Reconciliation Action Plan, Ambassador for the Australian Men's Awareness Campaign against Domestic Violence, Captain of the ANU Triathlon Team.

Nomsa Lutepo Kachingwe

Nomsa Lutepo Kachingwe

Zambia & Brasenose 2011

Current place of residence: Lusaka, Zambia

University: University of Cape Town

Current / recent course: Bachelor of Business Science

Other information: Winner of CFA Global Investment Research Challenge for Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA), selected for Dean’s merit list, enjoys playing hockey and squash, actively involved in the community welfare and students societies at the University of Cape Town.   

Ye jin Kang

Ye jin Kang

Texas & Green Templeton 2011

Current place of residence: Houston

University: Rice University

Other information: Ye jin is a senior at Rice University with majors in ecology and evolutionary biology, as well as in policy studies in global health, and has a minor in biochemistry and cell biology. Ye-Jin has done extensive research on tuberculosis at the NIH, and has worked in a hospital in South Korea (the country of her birth) and in Zambia. She also designed and taught an undergraduate course in tuberculosis, and founded an undergraduate science and engineering review. Ye jin became a U.S. citizen this year.

Mary Ng'endo Kanui

Mary Ng'endo Kanui

Kenya & Linacre 2011

Current place of residence:  Kikuyu, Kenya

University:  Kenyatta University

Current / recent course:  Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

Other information: Fellow of Moremi Initiative Leadership Empowerment and Development, Gold and Silver Awards at the Kenyatta University, Duke of Edinburgh International Award, community service at Bura Vocational Rehabilitation Centre, peer educator and counsellor at Kenyatta University.   

Timo Kauer

Timo Kauer

Germany & St John's 2011

Current place of residence: Paris

University: University of Hamburg

Current / recent course: Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine

Other information: Part-time volunteer at Medicins sans Frontieres in London, supporter of free health care for uninsured Hawaiians, EU Representative of the International Society at the University of London, saxophonist, keen golfer, hiker and skier.

Khameer Kidia

Khameer Kidia

Zimbabwe & St Hugh's 2011

Current place of residence: Princeton, New Jersey

University: Princeton University

Current / recent course: Bachelor of French and Global Health & Health Policy

Other information: Keen interest in the cultural sensitivities of medicine, learning four languages to communicate better with patients as well as undertaking internships in Paris and New York, tutors orphans who have lost parents to HIV/AIDS, volunteer with TEENAIDS, involved in various drama groups including the Princeton University French Theatre Workshop and Princeton South Asia Theatrics, National winner of Best Shakespearean Sonnet at the National Speech and Drama Festival, plays violin and piano.

Ha-Eun Grace Kim

Ha-Eun Grace Kim

Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch & Trinity 2011

Current place of residence: Stellenbosch

University: University of Stellenbosch

Current / recent course: Master of English Literature

Other information: Poetry published in a variety of publications, has acted as a writing consultant to the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership in South Africa, is currently working in the EDGE Campus which is a new education initiative, she has written for the university newspaper, is a member of Habitat for Humanity, Organizing Committee President of the Brightest Young Minds organization, Stellenbosch University fundraising coordinator and keen violin player.


Martin Hiu Tin Kok

Martin Hiu Tin Kok

Hong Kong & University 2011

Current place of residence: Hong Kong

University: University of Hong Kong

Current / recent course: Postgraduate Certificate in Law

Other information: Vice-President of the Hong Kong University (HKU) Students' Union, represented HKU law school at international conferences and competitions and involved in the Hong Kong Journal of Legal Studies.  Focus on encouraging students to engage in the issues surrounding democracy and suffrage.

Daniel E. Lage

Daniel E. Lage

Florida & St John's 2011

Current place of residence: Miami

University: Harvard College

Other information: Daniel is majoring in history and science.  He will graduate in May with both BA and MA degrees.  He has received three fellowships to pursue research on the molecular biology of tuberculosis. He has also contributed to leading medical publications in orthopedics and has studied geriatric medicine in France. His senior thesis is on changing views of dementia and old age in the 20th century. Daniel is also a leader of Cuban-American and Latino organizations.

Jennifer I. Lai

Jennifer I. Lai

Hawaii & University 2011

Current place of residence: Honolulu

University: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Other information: Jennifer majors in biological engineering, music and theatre arts. A pianist at the same professional performance level as students at the finest conservatories, she has a perfect record at MIT in advanced courses across mathematics, physics and engineering. She has done research in the molecular basis of glioblastoma and in the use of engineering tools towards the development of protein therapeutics. Jenn also is active in her sorority and with a support organization for HIV-positive individuals.

Alice Lang

Alice Lang

Australia-at-Large & Lady Margaret Hall 2011

Current place of residence: Kensington, Sydney

University: University of New South Wales

Current / recent course: Bachelor of Engineering (Photovoltaics and Solar Energy) / Bachelor of Arts

Other information: Keen interest in policy for energy markets and distribution, worked in China for a photovoltaic company, participated in an exchange with the National Institue of Applied Science in Lyon, Chair of a fundraising committee for the Cancer Council, certified ReVive volunteer at the Prince of Wales Hospital.  Participant in State, National and World championship rogaining competitions, gold medal winner for water polo in the second division of the Australian University Games, keen long distance cyclist. 

Andrew J. Lanham

Andrew J. Lanham

Pennsylvania & Corpus Christi 2011

Current place of residence:  Wooster, Ohio

University: Haverford College

Other information: Andrew graduated summa cum laude in May in both English and Philosophy.  His senior thesis was on Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Nietzche’s philosophy, and he won numerous prizes across several disciplines. He also ran cross-country for Haverford’s national top-ten team, and was elected its captain. He served as head of the college honor council, and interned with the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. He is currently a resident tutor for a nonprofit education organization serving underprivileged minority students in the Lower Merion schools.

Kopano Mabaso (née Matlwa)

Kopano Mabaso (née Matlwa)

South Africa-at-Large & Magdalen 2010

Current place of residence: Gauteng, South Africa

University: University of Cape Town

Other information: Kopano studied for Clinical Medicine at the University of Cape Town.  Passionate about empowering disatvantaged communities in Cape Town, Kopano is co-founder of WREMS (Waiting Room Education by Medical Students), a health promotion organisation educating patients and their families on common health conditions in the waiting rooms of mobile clinics.

She is also a published author and the winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa (2010) and of the European Union Literary Award for her novel Coconut. 

Ryan Manton

Ryan Manton

New Zealand & Magdalen 2011

Current place of residence: Wellington

University: University of Canterbury

Current / recent course: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws

Other information: Currently working as a Judge’s Clerk at the Court of Appeal in Wellington, particular interested in the intersection between international and domestic criminal law. Enthusiastic writer, serving as a member of the Editorial Board for the New Zealand Law Students’ Journal.  Keen football player, represented Canterbury Under 18s and was selected in the National Youth League Team, strong runner having recently competed in the Wellington Harbour City Half-Marathon.

Jackie McArthur

Jackie McArthur

Western Australia & Magdalen 2011

Current place of residence: Perth

University: University of Western Australia

Current / recent course: Master of Political Science & International Relations

Other information: Completed an internship at the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in Italy, served as Western Australia State Solicitor's Professional Legal Research Assistant, winner of numerous public speaking awards including Champion of the Blackstone Society Open Mooting Competition, President of the WA Debating League, Public Affairs Council President of the Australian Law Students Association, Founder of the Shenton College Amnesty International Urgent Action Group and keen hockey player.

Challenger Mishra

Challenger Mishra

India & Exeter 2011

Current place of residence: Nadia

University: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research

Current / recent course: Master of Physics & Mathematics

Other information: Developed an algorithm for a NASA-sponsored project at the Centre for Gravitational Wave Technology at the University of Texas, recipient of a DAAD fellowship to study at the University of Gottingen in Germany, interested in astronomy and model-making, co-wrote, co-directed and acted in a play, district table tennis champion, as well as playing football, volleyball and cricket.

Sannah Mokone

Sannah Mokone

South Africa-at-Large & Jesus 2011

Current place of residence: Odendaalsrus

University: University of the Free State

Current / recent course: Bachelor of Public Management (Human Resources)

Other information: Selected as one of only a few women from South Africa to attend the Investec Young Women in Finance Conference, Vice President of the Golden Key International Honour Society, student assistant at the University of Free State, interested in poetry with her work published in the Poetry Institute of Africa in 2010.

Elizabeth Murray

Elizabeth Murray

Tasmania & New College 2011

Current place of residence: Launceston

University: University of Tasmania

Current / recent course: Bachelor of Psychology

Other information: Australian Business Week mentor for teenagers, participated in a 24 hour, 80km charity walk which raised funds for Tasmanian Acquired Brain Injury Service and Giant Steps School for Autism, enjoys drama and public speaking and active involvement in rowing, netball and athletics.

Chilombo Musa

Chilombo Musa

Zambia & St Cross 2011

Current place of residence: Ndola, Zambia

University: Copperbelt University

Current / recent course: Bachelor of Science

Other information: Graduated with distinction from Copperbelt University, award of best graduate by the ministry of education, actively involved in community welfare and student societies, enjoys swimming and dancing.    

Grace Muthoni Mwaura

Grace Muthoni Mwaura

Kenya & St Hilda's 2011

Current place of residence: Nairobi, Kenya

University:  Kenyatta University

Current / recent course: Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences

Other information: Councillor to the Global Council of International Union for the Conservation of Nature, advised the implementation of International Climate Change Programme in Kenya, took part in the community based film making conservation projects, founding member of the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change.

Iona Mylek

Iona Mylek

New Zealand & St Antony's 2011

Current place of residence: 
Dunedin

University: 
University of Otago

Current / recent course: 
Bachelor of Arts

Other information: Involved in voluntary work both in New Zealand and overseas, active worker and organiser for Trade Aid and World Vision, member and presenter for the Global Poverty Project.  Travelled to Kenya as a volunteer primary school teacher, competitive gymnast during her school days and keen runner, swimmer, cyclist and snowboarder.

Prerna Nadathur

Prerna Nadathur

Minnesota & Magdalen 2011

Current place of residence: Roseville

University: University of Chicago

Other information: Prerna majors in mathematics with minors in linguistics and philosophy.  Prerna writes poetry and fiction, plays violin in the University chamber orchestra, performs classical Indian dance, and has won prizes for her piano performances. She has also been a leader in student government and in social justice activities, and founded a chapter of Students for a Democratic Society. She has done independent research on social choice theorems, set theory and homology.

Vivek Naranbhai

Vivek Naranbhai

KwaZulu-Natal & Keble 2011

Current place of residence: Durban

University: University of KwaZulu Natal

Current / recent course:
Doctor of Infectious Disease Immunology

Other information:  Deputy Director of a Vaccine and Pathogenesis Programme, lab research fellow for CAPRISA/LIFE, clinician and lecturer with specific interest in HIV immunology, Pfizer Young Scientist of the Year in 2007, captain of debating team, chess teacher to young children, carpenter with passion for inventing, notably the development of a collapsible violin, and keen scuba diver.

Laura K. Nelson

Laura K. Nelson

Massachusetts & New College 2011

Current place of residence: Westwood

University: University of Virginia

Other information: Laura majors in political and social thought. A Jefferson Scholar at the University, Laura played varsity field hockey while leading many undergraduate public service organizations. She is particularly interested in the role of humanities in society, and created a series of informal short courses as well as several forums to promote discussion about critical issues.

Kelly O'Connor

Kelly O'Connor

Maritimes & St Antony's 2011

Current place of residence: New Brunswick 

University: Mount Allison University

Current / recent course: Bachelor of International Relations

Other information: Co-founder of the Centre for International Studies at Mount Allison University, researcher for variety of organisations including the Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights, writer for student newspaper, Spanish teacher, member of Student Government, volunteer for SMILE, helping young girls with disabilities, campus badminton team, keen hiker, biker, and kayaker.

Braden O'Neill

Braden O'Neill

Prairies & University 2011

Current place of residence: Calgary

University: University of Alberta

Current / recent course: Bachelor of Biology and Psychology

Other information
: Worked as an outreach worker in inner city Edmonton, had a key role in the establishment and operation of a Student Run Medical Clinic for the homeless in Calgary, advocate for aboriginal health education at the University of Calgary, keen interest in the impact of medical humanities and patient experience on health policy, competitive swimmer and runner.

Renugan Raidoo

Renugan Raidoo

South Dakota & St Edmund Hall 2011

Current place of residence: Sioux Falls

University: University of Iowa

Other information: Renugan is majoring in chemistry and anthropology. He is a  Presidential Scholar at the University of Iowa and a Goldwater Scholar, he has presented his research at conferences in Germany, California and Iowa. He is a leader in the University’s global health initiative that provides for medical resources to the developing world. He is also music director of an a cappella group and active with Amnesty International and BPlansForHumanity. Renugan and his family emigrated from South Africa.

Jody Reimer

Jody Reimer

Prairies & Merton 2011

Current place of residence: Steinbach, Manitoba

University:
University of Manitoba

Current / recent course: Bachelor of Mathematics

Other information
: Academic focus is in Mathematics with a minor in Religion, interest in language studies, hiking, cycling and outreach.  Taught as an assistant at university, volunteered in India with the Ten Thousand Villages programme, studied in Finland as part of her degree programme and demonstrated practical leadership in recreational programming. 

Rebecca Richards

Rebecca Richards

Australia-at-Large & Magdalen 2011

Current place of residence: Brooklyn Park, Adelaide

University: University of Adelaide

Current / recent course: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Anthropology and Psychology

Other information: An Adnyamathanha and Barngarla Aboriginal woman with custodial responsibilities for her family site, Pukatu, as well as women’s sites in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia.  Community-nominated representative for Native Title mediation for five years, resulting in the largest determination of Native Title by consent awarded to an Indigenous group in South Australia. Keen interest and active involvement in anthropology, working at the National Museum of Australia as an Indigenous Cadet Project Officer, where she has been involved in the Smithsonian’s first international physical repatriation of human remains to an Indigenous group. Finalist in 2008 and 2010 for ‘Outstanding Indigenous Youth of the Year’ and semi-finalist in 2008 and 2010 for the ‘Community Service Award’ at the South Australian Youth of the Year Awards. Oxfam International Youth Action Partner, member of the Youth Engagement Steering Committee for the Australia Youth Forum, Minister’s Youth Council member, Adelaide University Union Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Officer, Aurora Native Title intern with the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement of South Australia and South Australia Native Title Services, mentor for youth with mental, drug and alcohol issues.  Interests in singing, sculpture and sailing.

Fatima I. Sabar

Fatima I. Sabar

Missouri & Green Templeton 2011

Current place of residence: Ballwin

University: Stanford University

Other information: Fatima is majoring in biology.  Her senior thesis is based on her bioengineering research on designing medicinal products that are more affordable. She has conducted research at Stanford’s and Washington University’s schools of medicine. She has worked on health projects in Mexico and Rwanda, volunteering at the Pacific Free Health Clinic, coordinated World AIDS Week at Stanford, and is coordinating a health education project for migrant farm workers in Salinas Valley.

Ludo Sabone

Ludo Sabone

Botswana & Lady Margaret Hall 2011

Current place of residence:
Botswana

University:
University of South Africa

Current / recent course:
Bachelor of Commerce in Economics

Other information: Research Assistant at the University of Cape Town focusing on behavioural economics, volunteer at the Kwa Zulu Natal Society of the Blind, tutors primary school children, has served on a community visiting and tree planting committee, plays the descant and treble recorder, enjoys capoeira and fencing.

John S. Scotti

John S. Scotti

California & Queen's 2011

Current place of residence: San Diego

University: University of Chicago

Other information
: John is a senior at the University of Chicago, where he will receive an M.S. in chemistry, a B.Sc. in biological chemistry, and a B.A. in chemistry. A Goldwater Scholar, he has extensive laboratory experience in biogenic synthesis, and is interested in future uses of chemical synthesis to expand knowledge of biological pathways to lead to cures for diseases. He is also passionate about the jazz piano, Latin and Roman history, and surfing.

Shaheen Seedat

Shaheen Seedat

South Africa-at-Large & Brasenose 2011

Current place of residence: Johannesburg

University: University of Witwatersrand

Current / recent course: Bachelor of Economic Science

Other information: Mandela Rhodes Scholar, 2010. Recipient of a Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Award, nominee for the International Scholar Laureate programme, involved in the Wits Student Equity Project, Targeting Talent Programme and Bale Scholars Programme.  Tutors in economics and enjoys playing cricket, squash and golf.

Aakash K. Shah

Aakash K. Shah

New Jersey & Wolfson 2011

Current place of residence: Cliffside Park, New Jersey

University: Ursinus College

Other information: Aakash graduated from Ursinus College in June and is now in his first year at Harvard Medical School. At Ursinus, he majored in inequality stuides, biology and neuroscience. A Goldwater Scholar and junior member of Phi Beta Kappa, he was on the varsity track team, worked with United Students Against Sweatshops in Mexico, and examined environmental health problems in Indian slums. He plans a career combining clinical and academic medicine with global health policy. He is the first Rhodes Scholar to be elected from Ursinus College.  

S. Paul Shorkey, Jr.

S. Paul Shorkey, Jr.

North Carolina & Merton 2011

Current place of residence: Charlotte

University: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Other information: Paul is majoring in psychology and business administration.  He has studied in Madrid and at King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry. He has numerous publications in psychology and has worked as an intern in rural communities in Cambodia and India, and on an HIV/AIDS project in South Africa. He also has been a leader in student government at Chapel Hill.

Varun S. Sivaram

Varun S. Sivaram

California & St John's 2011

Current place of residence: Monte Sereno

University: Stanford University

Other information: Varun majors in engineering physics and international relations.  A Truman Scholar and junior mentor at Phi Beta Kappa. He has won Stanford prizes for excellence in humanities and political science, as well as in engineering. He is chair of the undergraduate senate, undergraduate representative to the board of trustees and to the faculty senate, and captain of an Indian dance team. He has done engineering research in Germany and in the Stanford synchrotron radiation laboratory and has two patents pending in relation to solar energy design.

David Springer

David Springer

St Andrew's College, Grahamstown & St Edmund Hall 2011

Current place of residence: Oxford

University: University of Cape Town

Current / recent course: Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics

Other information:
Currently studying for Masters of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Oxford. Taught maths to underprivileged children in a South African township, Bagpipe Major in College Band playing at military tattoos worldwide, Liaison Officer for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, international league hockey player, hockey coach to young township students, captain of cricket team, Silver Medal winner at the Two Oceans Half Marathon.

Priya M. Sury

Priya M. Sury

Minnesota & Balliol 2011

Current place of residence: Roseville

University: Washington University in St. Louis

Other information: Priya graduated summa cum laude in May, in anthropology and Spanish.  She is currently studying for an M.D. degree at the University of Minnesota. At Washington University, she was the first student ever chosen for all three of its most selective merit scholarships. She has done anthropological work on the use of yoga in western medicine, and been a research intern at the Mayo Clinic in biomedical imaging and ovarian cancer. She has also done research on adolescent suicide in the Dominican Republic. She has studied in Chile and Mexico, worked on an HIV/AIDS educational initiative and as a tutor for underprivileged Hispanic students.

Sarah A. Swenson

Sarah A. Swenson

South Dakota 2011

Current place of residence: Sioux Falls

University: University of Oklahoma

Other information: Sarah majors in zoology and biomedical science. A junior member of Phi Beta Kappa, she has done research in genetics and won many awards for her scholarship which ranges across biology, history of science and literature. Sarah has also studied in Italy and volunteered extensively in hospitals, education, animal welfare and for Haitian relief. She plans on going to medical school after Oxford.

Zujaja Tauqeer

Zujaja Tauqeer

New York & Jesus 2011

Current place of residence: Staten Island 

University: Brooklyn College and William Macaulay Honors College of the City University of New York (CUNY)

Other information: Zujaja majors in history and is in a combined degree programme for medicine at Brooklyn College.  She plans to pursue a degree in the history of medicine, concentrating on the relationship between health and state-building in Pakistan.  Her interests broach a variety of disciplines, from history and politics to neuroscience and public health.  She has published on the neuroscience of autism and written on militarisation in Pakistan.

James Tilbury

James Tilbury

Queensland & Hertford 2011

Current place of residence: Brisbane

University: Queensland University of Technology

Current / recent course: Bachelor of Civil Engineering & Economics

Other information: Amongst other initiatives, helped establish an annual scholarship for medical students to support a hospital in rural India, initiated a project to send medical supplies to Papua New Guinea, set up a programme to refurbish PCs for refugees, initiated a project for youth of Australia and the Pacific to tackle climate change.

Paul Trethowan

Paul Trethowan

Zimbabwe & Trinity 2011

Current place of residence: Beit Bridge, Zimbabwe

University: University of Pretoria

Current / recent course: Bachelor of Science in Zoology

Other information: Aspires to dedicate his life to wildlife and conservation in Zimbabwe.  Attended the International Scholar Laureate Summit on international relations and conflict resolution in China in 2010, attended the Global Young Leaders Conference in Washington and New York, has received tracking and hunting training and established an anti-poaching unit, as well as working in general management on the Sentinel Ranch and in the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve.  Member of the Zimbabwe under-19 cricket and hockey squads, representative on the University of Pretoria hockey team.

Esther O. Uduehi

Esther O. Uduehi

Indiana & Merton 2011

Current place of residence: Evansville  

University: Indiana University

Other information: Uduehi is majoring in biochemistry and mathematics.  She was also a visiting student at Oxford. A Wells Scholar, Presidential Intern and Senator Richard Lugar Scholar, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, she is president of the IU Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students. She has won several awards for her research in organic chemistry, and has participated in a U.S.-Russia global health care study programme and done research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

Léticia Villeneuve

Léticia Villeneuve

Québec & University 2011

Current place of residence: Laval, Québec

University: Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

Current / recent course: Bachelor of International Relations & International Law

Other information: Focus on Diplomacy, Public International Law and Constitutional Law, combining academic research with practical experience. Took part in the National Model United Nations in New York and is currently completing an internship with the City of Montreal at the Shanghai 2010 World Expo.  Serves on the Laval Youth Forum mentoring and promoting the interests of local youths and also enjoys studying Mandarin Chinese, swimming and skating.

Dr David Walcott

Dr David Walcott

Jamaica & Lincoln 2011

Current place of residence: Kingston

University: University of the West Indies

Course: Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery

Other information: Keen interest in influencing policy direction and macro-management of medical services in Jamaica and the region, actively involved in a number of sports including rugby, karate, tennis and basketball, member of the Jamaica Rifle Association and enjoys dancing and playing the piano.

Nathaniel Ware

Nathaniel Ware

New South Wales & Magdalen 2011

Current place of residence: Sydney

University: University of Sydney

Course: Bachelor of Economics

Other information: Founder of 180 Degrees Consulting, a pro bono student consultancy which helps non-profit organisations to achieve a greater social impact, growing the organisation over four years from a small student society to an international organisation which now manages 32 consulting projects involving 250 students.  World Public Speaking Grand Finalist and former Best Australian Speaker, coaches disadvantaged youth in communication skills, Director of the Sydney University Model United Nations Conference, White Ribbon Ambassador facilitating male leadership initiatives to combat violence against women, Environment Convenor for the university union, keen marathon runner.

Matthew T. Watters

Matthew T. Watters

Delaware & Balliol 2011

Current place of residence: Newark

University: University of Delaware

Other information: Matt majors in neuroscience and minors in political science.  He has worked in two hospitals in South Sudan training staff in prevention of infection, and in two hospitals in Haiti. He also founded a student organization devoted to Haiti relief work that spread to other universities. Matt is a nationally competitive mountain biker, and a leader in many student organisations.

Christopher Wong

Christopher Wong

Constituency: South Australia (Coming up in 2013)

Current place of residence: Adelaide

University: University of Adelaide

Current / recent course: Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery

Other information: President of Medical Student Committee, organises events for delivery of developing world health aid, fundraising and participation in sponsored sporting events to raise the profile of cardio-vascular medicine, keen marathon runner, assisted in the development of the first Australian medical student orchestra.

Tracy J. Yang

Tracy J. Yang

Georgia & Balliol 2011

 

Current place of residence: Macon

 

University: University of Georgia

 

 

Other information: Yang majors in anthropology.  A Truman Scholar, Tracy has focused her academic work on health disparities. She has done research on a parasite prevalent in Latin America, and has explored the policyand public health challenges inherent in reducing the parasite’s impact on public health. Tracy has also worked on health disparities among marginalised populations in Georgia, New York and Nicaragua. She has won many awards for her scholarship and is a leader of the Roosevelt Public Policy Institute at the University.

Baltazar A. Zavala

Baltazar A. Zavala

Texas & St John's 2011

Current place of residence: El Paso

University: Harvard College

Other information: Baltazar is a senior at Harvard College with concentrations in engineering sciences and neurobiology. A varsity football player, he has been on three trips to the Dominican Republic with Engineers Without Borders to develop clean water systems. He has worked as a research assistant in neuroscience labs at Harvard and in Shanghai. Baltazar was born in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, and emigrated to El Paso with his mother when he was young.

William J. Zeng

William J. Zeng

Virginia & Oriel 2011

Current place of residence: Great Falls

University: Yale University

Other information: William is a senior at Yale where he majors in physics.  William's coursework ranges from quantum physics and mathematics to comparative literature, philosophy and Hindi. Will has done research at MIT and at the Quantum Device Lab in Zurich, and was an intern in New Delhi with the Indian Youth Climate Network. He has competed internationally on Yale’s lightweight crew, and has volunteered with the Special Olympics.