Prince Abudu

Prince Abudu

Zimbabwe, 2016

Current place of residence: Atlanta, GA

University:  Morehouse College

Current/recent course:  BS in Computer Science

 Other Information: Prince Abudu is a 4th year Computer Science student at Morehouse College, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Prince is an unabashed optimist and highly motivated student leader who has an amazing commitment to excellence. Prince is also the Operations Leader for Emergination Africa, an intercontinental youth-driven mentorship program he co-founded in 2012. In addition to being an icon of academic excellence, Prince has been recognized by the Resolution Project as young man who is socially responsible and an outstanding leader. Prince has demonstrated great interest in Technology as evidenced by attaining a first prize in a hackathon for a mobile application prototype. Prince plans to pursue a MSc in Computer Science and a MBA at the University of Oxford. 

Mercy Akoth

Mercy Akoth

Kenya, 2016

Current place of residence: Nairobi

University: Strathmore University, School of Finance and Applied Economics

Current/recent course: Bachelor of Business Science in Actuarial Science

Other Information: Mercy graduated with a First Class Honours from Strathmore University in 2015 receiving the prestigious Chancellors Award. At Strathmore, she was top of her undergraduate class and was voted the Most Outstanding Female Student by the School of Finance and Applied Economics class of 2015. She has passed 8 out of the 15 IFOA, UK Actuarial papers.

Her undergraduate study on; Fitting a Dynamic Yield Macro Model in a Frontier Market: Evidence from Kenya, is under review and consideration for publication in the Journal for Studies in Economics and Econometrics. She wishes to advance her research and academic capabilities in the areas of quantitative finance by pursuing the Msc. Mathematical and Computational Finance.

At the university, Mercy served as the Academic representative of the Strathmore Actuarial Science Students Association. She is also a two time gold medallist in relays and silver medallist in 100 metres. During her vacations, Mercy was involved in community outreach camps that entailed painting of schools and mentoring the students in the schools visited.

Neil Alacha

Neil Alacha

New York, 2016

University: Harvard University

Other information: Neil M. Alacha, Rockaway Park, is a senior at Harvard College, concentrating in Social Studies. For his senior thesis, he is studying global human rights institutions and examining their effect on local practices in Jordan. He is head captain of the Harvard Mock Trial Association, and the CEO of the Harvard Model Congress, the country’s largest annual simulation of the U.S. government for high school students. Neil is also active as a peer tutor. He is the son of a Syrian immigrant and is interested in the movement for Islamic human rights. He plans to do the M.Phil. in Modern Middle Eastern Studies at Oxford. 

Fahad Al Shaibani

Fahad Al Shaibani

United Arab Emirates, 2016

Current place of residence: Abu Dhabi, UAE

University: Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research

Current/recent course: BSc. Biomedical Engineering

 Other Information: Fahad is a senior biomedical engineering student at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He has been on the President’s list for the past 2 years for exceptional academic performance. In addition to his  academic performance, Fahad has joined many competitions in the fields of biomedical engineering, robotics and mobile applications winning some and achieving runner up in many. He has worked on various research topics in engineering such as in wearable technology, rehabilitative systems and unmanned systems; he was also a visiting student researcher at Stanford University Robotics Lab. Fahad has served as vice president of the Student Council and was responsible for the financial sector of the council. He is an active peer-mentor and has peer tutored various courses in the past years. Fahad enjoys playing football and has a great passion for chess.

S. Nicholas Barton

S. Nicholas Barton

Bermuda, 2016

University: Princeton University

Current/recent course: Astrophysical Sciences

Other Information: S. Nicholas Barton, Bermuda, is in his senior year at Princeton University studying Astrophysical Sciences. At Princeton, Nicholas’s academic pursuits have focussed on applying statistical methods and computer models to the study of open problems in astrophysics. He is particularly interested in exoplanets and his senior thesis deals with the distribution of exoplanets in binary star systems. He has a strong interest in education and mentorship and is an Observing Assistant for an undergraduate astronomy class and is a Leader Trainer in Princeton’s Outdoor Action programme.

Nicholas is also a member of Princeton’s varsity squash team. He intends to read for an MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing and an MSc in Applied Statistics in preparation for a career in academic research.

Billy Ray Belcourt

Billy Ray Belcourt

Prairies, 2016

Current place of residence: Edmonton

University: University of Alberta

Current/most recent course: B.A. Comparative Literature

Other information:Billy-Ray Belcourt, 21, from the Driftpile Cree Nation, is completing a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) at the University of Alberta in Comparative Literature. He also spent a semester in Kassel through the Canadian Summer School in Germany. He is a 2015 Iris Marion Young Diversity Scholar and a Youth Leader with the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, and was a recipient of the 2015 Peter Lougheed Scholarship. At the U of A, he is the President of the Aboriginal Student Council and a founding member of the Indigenous Feminist Collective. He has presented his work at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association annual meeting and has published in Societies. He intends to pursue an MSt in Medical Anthropology and Women’s Studies at Oxford University.

Leo Bureau-Blouin

Leo Bureau-Blouin

Quebec, 2016

Current place of residence: Montréal

University: Laval University

Current/most recent course: Law LL.B

Other information: Léo Bureau-Blouin is a student in the Faculty of Law at Laval University. He was president of the Quebec Federation of cegep students during Quebec’s student strike in 2012 which mobilised thousands of students who protested for affordable higher education. After his student engagement, he was elected as a member of the National assembly with the Parti Quebecois at the age of 20. He then became the youngest member of parliament in the history of Quebec. He served as member of parliament and parliamentary assistant for the Prime Minister for youth issues from 2012 to 2014.  His main fields of interests are politics, youth engagement and law. He intends to pursue a Magister Juris with an interest in constitutional law and legal theory.

Russell Bogue

Russell Bogue

Connecticut, 2016

University: University of Virginia

Other information: Russell C. Bogue, Guilford, is a senior at the University of Virginia, where he will receive a B.A. in Politics. His interest in politics led him to found Seriatim, the University’s first journal devoted to American politics and political theory. Russell leveraged Seriatim as a platform to engage the University in a discussion on how to best protect survivors of sexual assaults. In the realm of political theory, he has investigated a meta-constitutional framework for governing Taiwan and China. He is a Truman Scholar, serves on the UVA Honor Committee, and is Opinion Editor of The Cavalier Daily. Russell has conducted service work in Haiti, and plays on the University’s squash team. He intends to do the M.Phil. in Political Theory at Oxford. 

Jonas Bovijn

Jonas Bovijn

Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch, 2016

Current place of residence: Cape Town, South Africa

Recent university: Stellenbosch University

Recent course: MBChB

Other Information: Jonas was born in Belgium and moved to South Africa when he was 8 years old. He completed his medical degree cum laude, finished top of his class for every year of study, and earned the Chancellor’s Medal for the best overall graduating student at Stellenbosch University. He is currently completing his internship at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town. As a student, Jonas was a NEJM Scholar, and led a number of campus initiatives, including the establishment of his alma mater’s first organisation for supporting undergraduate researchers. He serves on several committees at his faculty, and is currently co-leading an initiative which aims to support junior medical researchers throughout South Africa. Jonas is passionate about cardiology, has presented research in the field at an international congress and plans to pursue a career as a clinician-researcher. In his free time, he enjoys reading, playing guitar, and is a keen cook. 

Sarah Burns

Sarah Burns

Maritimes, 2016

Current place of residence: Halifax

University: University of King’s College

Current/most recent course: B.A. in Economics with a minor in Political Science

Other information: Sarah is an May 2015 graduate of the University of King’s College, Halifax, Nova Scotia with a first class honours B.A. in Economics with a minor in Political Science as a Loran Scholar. Currently employed as a researcher at the Bank of Canada, she wishes to enroll in the M. Phil. Program in Economics at Oxford University. Her intended career will entail evaluating and determining new economic policy to alleviate world poverty. Active in basketball and volleyball, Sarah was president of the student refugee program World University Service of Canada, King’s Chapter and worked with Right to Play International in Kigali, Rwanda. She has also conducted survey work in the slums of Ahmedabad for a grassroots NGO to help determine the main factors contributing to the high drop out rates from school. 

Will Cahill

Will Cahill

St. Andrew’s College, Grahamstown, 2016

Current place of residence: Cape Town, South Africa

University: University of Cape Town (UCT)

Current course: BSc. Chemical Engineering

Other information: Will is on track to complete his BSc. Chemical Engineering degree with 1st class honours by December 2015. His honours thesis focuses on acid rock drainage mitigation, more specifically investigating the use of microorganisms as a collecting agent in the froth flotation separation process to recover ultrafine coal and sulphur containing minerals. Will is a passionate Rower, having rowed for and captained the UCT men’s A8 and rowed for South Africa at the 2013 World University Games in Russia. Will has developed a strong relationship with the Nemato Change a Life Foundation in Port Alfred, where he has tutored, procured text books and white boards and coached rowing. Will hopes to impact the South African energy sector and reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. In his spare time, Will loves to surf at Llandudno and run on Table Mountain. 

Samende Cephas

Samende Cephas

Zambia, 2016

Current place of residence: Lusaka, Zambia

University: The University of Zambia

Current/recent course: Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Other information: Cephas completed his BEng summa cum laude in 2014 having majored in Electrical Machines and Power Engineering and is currently working as a Staff Development Fellow at the University of Zambia. Cephas was the best student from second to the final year and received several awards for his top academic performance. He received the Bharti Airtel Zambia award for the best graduating student in the school of engineering. During his holidays, he has been involved in mentoring young high school pupils on academic and social issues. In his spare time he enjoys running, playing football and making friends. He has also sought practical experience in his field, including his employment at Rural Electrification Authority, where he supervised the construction of medium voltage grid extension infrastructure and solar projects in rural areas of Zambia. He would like to do research on sustainable energy technologies. At Oxford, he intends to read a DPhil in Engineering Science. 

Thomas Carroll

Thomas Carroll

Texas, 2016

University: Rice University

Other information: Thomas M. Carroll, Chandler, Arizona, is a senior at Rice University, where he will receive a B.S. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology and a B.A. in Classical Studies. He is doing a senior research project in oncology at M.D. Anderson and writing a senior thesis on the Indo-European roots of the Prometheus myth. In his work relating to cancer, he combines tools from different disciplines, especially from cancer biology and immunology, and he also applies his interests in the humanities to both the scientific and ethical dimensions of cancer research. He has done research at the National Cancer Institute, the Baylor College of Medicine and the Cleveland Clinic. Tom is also president of his residential college, and president and co-founder of the Rice Classics Club. At Oxford, he will do a D.Phil. in Clinical Medicine. 

Muhammad Arslan Chaudhry

Muhammad Arslan Chaudhry

Pakistan, 2016

Current place of residence: Lahore, Pakistan

University: University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore

Current/ most recent course: BSc Electrical Engineering

Other Information: Arslan completed his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the UET Lahore, where he topped his batch and secured three gold medals. During his undergrad, he did research internships at Mentor Graphics(MG) and KICS studying the real-time operating systems and distributed systems respectively. He also served as the president of the IEEE UET and led his society to win the Best Student Branch of the Year award in Lahore section. Following graduation, he is working as a software developer at MG – where he is building a virtual machine monitor targeted for the automotive market. He is an avid mountaineer and a mountain biker. He wants to uplift the economy of Pakistan by strengthening the ICT sector, and by establishing the Pakistani brand of Silicon Valley. 

Katherine Clifton

Katherine Clifton

Hawaii, 2016

University: Princeton University

Other information: Katherine K. Clifton, Honolulu, is a 2015 magna cum laude graduate of Princeton, where she earned a B.A. in English and a minor in Theatre. Dedicated to both facilitating dialogue across and within marginalized migrant communities and bringing the arts to a broad audience, she spent a year in Serbia after high school creating an English language program for Roma youth. After graduating, she has returned to Serbia for a year in order to develop and stage an original documentary play exploring hostilities between the Serb and Roma peoples. While a senior, Katherine tutored inmates at New Jersey correctional facilities as part of the Prison Teaching Initiative. She served in Princeton Student Government from her sophomore year on, and was a member of the Bhangra Punjabi dance Team. At Oxford, she will do an M.Sc. in Russian and Eastern European Studies and an M.Sc. in Migration Studies. 

Ilhan Dahir

Ilhan Dahir

Ohio, 2016

University: Ohio State University

Other information: Ilhan A. Dahir, Columbus, graduated from Ohio State University in May with a degree in English and Political Science. She is now on a Fulbright Fellowship teaching English in Turkey. Her senior thesis was on the role of western foreign fighters in ISIL, and their threat to global peace. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security sent her to represent the U.S. in Brussels for an international discussion on countering violent extremism. The daughter of Somali immigrants who fled that country’s civil war, she has been very active in inter-faith efforts in Ohio and throughout the world. At Oxford, Ilhan plans to do an M.Sc. in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, and an M.Sc. in Global Governance and Diplomacy. 

Serena Dai

Serena Dai

Hong Kong, 2016

Current place of residence: Hong Kong

University: The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Current/recent course: BSc in Molecular Biotechnology (Hons)

Other information: Serena is a senior student at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) majoring in Molecular Biotechnology. She is an undergraduate researcher at the UGC-AoE Centre for Plant & Agricultural Biotechnology in CUHK, where she is doing research on the plant immune system, and she hopes to continue her pursuit of biological study at Oxford. Outside the laboratory, Serena is a member of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholars Alumni Association and she has worked with volunteering groups to improve the status of asylum seekers in Hong Kong and set up volunteering projects to aid underprivileged primary school children studying in Northern Hong Kong. In her pastime, she enjoys birdwatching and hiking the Wilson Trail.

Jeffrey Ding

Jeffrey Ding

Iowa, 2016

University:  University of Iowa

Other information: Jeffrey Ding, Iowa City, is a senior at the University of Iowa where he is pursuing three degrees, a B.B.A. in Economics, a B.S. in Political Science, and a B.A. in Chinese. While interning at Hong Kong’s Legislative Council in 2014, he wrote speeches and developed voting models for a legislative councilor during the pro-democracy demonstrations. He is a Truman Scholar, and served in 2015 as an intern for the U.S. State Department’s East Asia Pacific Bureau. As a participant in the University of Iowa’s Climate Narrative Project, Jeffrey presented in-depth research, field studies, and personal interviews with farmers and agricultural experts that was featured on a nationally syndicated public radio program. He is vice president of the University of Iowa Student Government, and as a member of the Chinese Church of Iowa City, he has aided international students in adjusting to life in Iowa City. Jeffrey intends to pursue an M.Phil. in International Relations at Oxford. 

Diederick Ferrandi

Diederick Ferrandi

Diocesan College, Rondebosch 2016

Current place of residence: Cape Town, South Africa.

University: University of Cape Town

Current course: B.Com (Honours) in Economics. 

Other information: Diederick (Dee) studied a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics, Statistics, and Philosophy at the University of Cape Town (UCT). He was the university’s leading Economics undergraduate student at UCT, and graduated top of the B.Com class of 2014. He is currently studying his Honours in Economics at UCT. Dee was a Head Tutor in the School of Economics, teaching undergraduate economics and managing the tutorial system of large undergraduate economics courses. In 2013 and 2014, Dee was a consultant at Siyaya, a student-run organization that assists unemployed South Africans in starting their own businesses. Dee is passionate about research and teaching, and wishes to contribute to solving African development challenges. In any spare time, Dee enjoys playing golf, reading, and travelling.

Zachary Fine

Zachary Fine

Louisiana, 2016

University: New York University

Other information:  Zachary S. Fine, New Orleans, Louisiana, graduated summa cum laude from New York University in 2015 with a concentration in Art History and Philosophy. Since 2014, he has been studying the evolving use of photographic technologies by law enforcement. Zachary has been a contributor to magazines and newspapers including Harper’s, the New York Times, the Financial Times, The New Republic and Boston Review. Zachary has also developed a museum education program, now being implemented in collections in five states, that aims to share academic art historical methods with a broader audience. He intends to pursue an M.St. in the History of Art and Visual Culture and an M.Sc. in Criminology and Criminal Justice while at Oxford. 

Danielle Fitzpatrick

Danielle Fitzpatrick

South Australia, 2016

Current place of residence: Adelaide

University: University of Adelaide, South Australia

Current/recent course: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Other information: Danielle completed her Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Adelaide in 2014, and has been working as a junior doctor in Adelaide. Her primary interest is in maternal and perinatal health outcomes for women from Indigenous, refugee and cultural minority backgrounds within Australia. She is a mentor with the Australian Refugee Association, and has acted as Vice-Chair and Chair of the University of Adelaide’s Global Health Group. She has a strong interest in medical research, and is currently undertaking research work in maternal health. Danielle enjoys music and the arts, and has danced classical ballet for over twenty years. 

James Flynn

James Flynn

Newfoundland, 2016

Current place of residence: St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

University: Memorial University of Newfoundland; University of Toronto

Current/most recent course: B.A. (Hons.) Economics and Political Science

Other information: James is completing an honours B.A. in Economics and Political Science at the University of Toronto. An alumnus of the SHAD program for outstanding high school students, he  was awarded the University of Toronto National Scholarship for candidates demonstrating “superior academic performance, original and creative thought, and exceptional achievement in a broad context.” At the University of Toronto, James was news editor of The Varsity and he is currently online editor of the paper. He is the founder of Code NL, an initiative dedicated to improving computer education in his home province, and every week he spends some time tutoring and mentoring underprivileged students with Project: Universal Minds. He relaxes by practicing ballroom dancing and playing recreational tennis. James is considering a career in journalism.

 

Sherona Forrester

Sherona Forrester

Jamaica, 2016

University: University of the West Indies

Current/recent courses: BSc in Economics and Statistics; MSc in Economics

Other Information: Sherona Forrester is a graduate of the University of the West Indies (UWI Mona), with a BSc in Economics and Statistics with First Class Honours (2013) and with an MSc in Economics with distinction (2015).  She is an award winning scholar and lecturer from Clarendon, Jamaica.

Since her days at the Glenmuir High School, Sherona has demonstrated an interdisciplinary and well-rounded approach to her development with equally passionate and impressive performances in academic study, leadership, music and sports. She has represented the UWI Mona in football, netball, basketball and a variety of other sports (as team captain).  She is also a member of the Reggae Girlz- the Jamaica National Senior Women’s Football team. Sherona is an award winning vocalist and co-founder of the Jamaica Youth Chorale who continues to impact the lives of many young people through her church and university activities.

Zahra Gomes

Zahra Gomes

Commonwealth Caribbean, 2016

Current place of residence: Trinidad and Tobago

University: The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

Current/recent course: BSc Mathematics and Physics

Other Information: Zahra graduated from the University of the West Indies (UWI) in 2015 with majors in Mathematics and Physics and won prizes for being the top student in the Faculty of Science and Technology. While at UWI she founded an organization that coordinates visits to children’s homes within Trinidad and Tobago and conducts science games and activities with the aim of encouraging enthusiasm for learning science. She is currently employed as a tutor and research assistant at the UWI Department of Physics and partakes in community outreach events for the department. Zahra is passionate about cosmology and plans to study theoretical physics at Oxford which will enable her to develop scientific research and enhance science education in Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean.

Chenzhuo Gong

Chenzhuo Gong

China, 2016

University: Fudan University

Current/Most recent course: Bachelors in International Politics

Other information: Chenzhuo Gong graduated from Fudan University with a Bachelor’s in International Politics, receiving the Star Graduates award given to the top-10 undergraduates. He has completed study exchanges around the world: in Brazil, Britain, America and Finland. He is currently working with UNESCO in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, as a trainee in the communications and information team. It is Chenzhuo’s second time in Tanzania, having previously volunteered for a summer as an English teacher in primary school there. He has also volunteered as teacher in rural parts of China, going back to the same county every winter vacation for three consecutive years. Chenzhuo is an avid footballer and has also completed a “vertical marathon”, climbing to the top of the 101-floor Shanghai World Financial Center. He is deciding between degrees in internet studies, education and business administration at Oxford. His objective is to create an NGO that empowers rural students and other marginalised groups in China.

James Haw

James Haw

Australia-at-Large, 2016

Current place of residence: Brisbane

University: University of New South Wales, Canberra

Current/recent course: Bachelor of Arts (International Political Studies) (Hons); Diploma in Military Leadership

Other information: Lieutenant James ‘Jimmy’ Haw, Australian Regular Army, is a Cavalry Officer currently serving in the 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry). He graduated second in his class at theRoyalMilitaryCollege – Duntroon, after graduating UNSW Canberra with a BA first class honours and the university medal in politics. Prior to this he graduated from the Australian Defence Force Academy with the Chief of Army Prize for the most outstanding graduating Officer Cadet. An avid southeast Asianist, Jimmy has recently returned from a rotation to Rifle Company Butterworth,Malaysia and has attended the Indonesian Army Military Academy and Universitas Airlangga on exchange. He is an avid distance runner, rower and spelunker. Whilst at Oxford Jimmy intends to study an MPhil in Social Anthropology with the aim of understanding the impact of military operations in the world’s tribal regions. 

Kaleem Hawa

Kaleem Hawa

Ontario, 2016

Current place of residence: Toronto  

 University: Trinity College, University of Toronto

 Current/recent course:  B.Sc. (Hons), Global Health & International Relations

 Other Information: A senior at Trinity College in the University of Toronto, Kaleem is pursuing an Honours BSc in Global Health & International Relations as a Loran Scholar. Interested in the security implications of burgeoning pandemics and the economic costs of climate change proliferation, Kaleem has worked at the World Health Organization in Geneva, McKinsey & Company in Toronto, and the Office of the Premier at Queen's Park. A first-generation Canadian of Lebanese descent and committed mental health advocate, Kaleem is the past President of the Hart House Debates Committee, University of Toronto Liberals, and UofT International Relations Society.

Jennifer Hebert

Jennifer Hebert

Pennsylvania, 2016

University: University of Pennsylvania

Other information: Jennifer C. Hebert, Pittsburgh, is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in the Biological Basis of Behavior. A varsity oarswoman and a member of the U.S. National Rowing Team, she competed in the Under-23 World Rowing Championships in Linz, Austria. She is also an adaptive rowing instructor, assisting and instructing physically and cognitively disabled rowers. Elected as a junior to Phi Beta Kappa, she has studied the mechanisms underlying memory, and has been drawn to drug addiction research. She is currently conducting research for her senior honors thesis exploring the effects of nicotine exposure or stress on neural circuitry. At Oxford, Jennifer plans to pursue an M.Sc. by research in Psychiatry. 

Colin Higgins

Colin Higgins

Wisconsin, 2016

University: University of Wisconsin - Madison

Other information: Colin T. Higgins, Madison, graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2015 with a B.A. in Geography, History, and Environmental Studies, and is currently completing a Master of Public Affairs in Policy Analysis, also in Madison. A passionate environmental advocate, he spearheaded the creation of a Green Fund, increased the amount of locally sourced food sold at campus facilities, and created a “conservation captain” program. He is especially interested in the complex philosophical, political, and ecological questions involved in mediating conflicting land uses. A Udall Scholar, Colin’s award-winning senior thesis on a biodiversity offsetting program in the U.K. will be published. At Oxford, Colin will study for an M.Phil. in Geography and the Environment. 

Harriet Horsfall

Harriet Horsfall

Queensland, 2016

Current place of residence: Brisbane, Australia

University: Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Current/recent course: Bachelor of Justice (Honours)

Other Information: Harriet completed a Bachelor of Justice (Honours) in 2014, with a thesis examining the ways in which differing NGOs work against human trafficking in India and Nepal. Throughout her degree, Harriet managed the delivery of a literacy and numeracy program for homeless and at-risk young people who had disengaged from formal education. During 2015, Harriet has worked coordinating volunteer programs in Nepal and Cambodia, and acted as a volunteer development advisor to a large NGO in Kupang, Indonesia. Harriet is excited about creating strategies for strong NGO governance, collaboration, and accountability measures. She is also a passionate advocate for LGBTIQ rights, both in Australia and in the developing world. Harriet enjoys travel, portrait photography, reading, and chess.      

Kazumi Hoshino-Macdonald

Kazumi Hoshino-Macdonald

Quebec, 2016

Current place of residence: Outremont

University: McGill University

Current/most recent course: B.A. (Hons.) International Development Studies

Other information: Kazumi Hoshino-Macdonald is a student in the Faculty of Political Science at McGill University, though he was born and raised in East Vancouver, B.C. He is focused on the linkages between international relations and international development, with a view to advancing interdisciplinary thinking in development policy. After pursuing research in Singapore on the development of the city-state, he became focused on how economic geography, political institutions, and nationalism affect each other in nation-state evolution. During his time at McGill he has worked as a research assistant under professors in Islamic studies, at the Institute for the Study of International Development, and for the James McGill Professor of Sociology, John Anthony Hall. His other interests include how the international state system will be affected by new developments such as the Internet and cybernetic technologies. He intends on pursuing a Masters in Development Studies. 

Grace Huckins

Grace Huckins

Massachusetts, 2016

University: Harvard University

Other information:  Grace E. Huckins, Weston, is a Harvard senior concentrating in Neurobiology and Physics. Her passion is computational and theoretical neuroscience. She hopes to uncover the mathematics that govern the networks of neurons that make up the brain, and particularly those that create the thought and feelings that differentiate human beings. She has done research in neuroscience in the U.S., Japan, and France. Grace is also the Arts Chair of the Harvard Crimson, and was the President of the Radcliffe Union of Students. She has qualified several times for U.S. National and Junior Olympic fencing championships. Grace plans to do a D.Phil. in Neuroscience at Oxford. 

 

Rivka Hyland

Rivka Hyland

Pennsylvania, 2016

University: Harvard University

Other information: Rivka B. Hyland, Philadelphia, is a Harvard College senior who majors in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (Islamic Studies). Her primary academic interest is the common intellectual heritage of medieval Islamic and Christian theologians. With advanced proficiency in eight modern and classical languages, she is especially interested in how medieval philosophy, with roots in ancient Greece, can offer insights into modern attitudes towards international and intercultural understanding. She is a leader in community and campus work, especially addressing the problem of sexual assault. Rivka is also captain of her intramural rowing team. She will do the M.Phil. in Scholastic Theology at Oxford. 

Logan Jackson

Logan Jackson

Kentucky, 2016

University: Northeastern University

Other information: Logan C. Jackson, Lexington, is a senior at Northeastern University, where she concentrates in structural engineering. She has earned a perfect academic average while doing considerable research relating to the detection of structural collapse, and has done cooperative education work with some of the world’s leading construction firms. Logan is President of the Northeastern chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, and a violist in her university’s symphony orchestra. She has also been a leader in community services relating to local refugees in Kentucky, low-income housing and employment, tutoring and mentoring. Logan is Northeastern’s first Rhodes Scholar. At Oxford, she will do the M.Sc. in Evidence-based Social Intervention and Policy, and the M.Sc. in Education. 

Mason Ji

Mason Ji

Washington, 2016

University: Yale University

Other information: Mason Y. Ji, Shoreline, is a senior at Yale, majoring in Global Affairs. He was the first Yale student to directly enrol in study abroad at Peking University, where he took all his international relations classes in Chinese with native students at the university's School of International Studies. His senior thesis explores how deepened East-West dialogue has given rise to multicultural dispute resolution mechanisms. Mason was also, at age 18, the youngest United Nations delegate, and adviser to the Mission of the Republic of the Seychelles. A Udall Scholar, he co-authored a document that influenced the 2014 U.S.-China joint statement on climate change. He has interned at the White House and for one of China’s largest law firms, is a competitive table tennis player in the U.S. and China, and is principal oboe for the Yale Concert Band. He plans to do the M.Phil. in International Relations at Oxford.

Mary Jiyani

Mary Jiyani

Malawi, 2016

Current Place of Residence: Cape Town

University: University of Cape Town (UCT)

Current/Most Recent Course: Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Other Information: Mary Memory Jiyani is in her final undergraduate year at the University of Cape Town. Driven by her enthusiasm for the law, she has been awarded the Ionnan Scholarship for Criminal Justice, the International Bar Association Bursary, the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship and has been named on the Dean’s Merit List for all her years of undergraduate study. Mary has also written articles for and is Senior Editor of the Law School Magazine (Altum Sonatur).

Mary is passionate about the role of the law in fighting social inequality and has regularly volunteered her time at legal aid clinics, the UCT Refugee Rights Unit; and as a member of the Students for Law and Social Justice Society, she offers legal assistance to surrounding townships. Mary intends to pursue this passion by undertaking the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) at Oxford.

Andrew Kaplan

Andrew Kaplan

New York, 2016

University: Brown University

Other information: Andrew N. Kaplan, New York City, graduated from Brown University in 2015, where he majored in Political Science and graduated with highest honors. His senior thesis related to rising homelessness in New York City. Since graduating, he has been an Urban Fellow in the New York Mayor’s Office of Operations, where he focuses on efforts to prevent and reduce homelessness and improve current shelter conditions and capacity. While at Brown, Andrew co-founded Common Sense Action, the first national bipartisan grass roots advocacy organization of Millennials, which he grew to more than 40 university chapters in 20 states, and which has since merged with Run for America. At Brown, he also did extensive work in medieval history, Chinese, and literature. He intends to do the M.Phil. in Comparative Social Policy at Oxford. 

Sarah Kovan

Sarah Kovan

Michigan, 2016

University: Michigan State University

Other information: Sarah B. Kovan, Okemos, is a senior at Michigan State University, where she will receive a B.A. in Comparative Cultures and Politics and a B.S. in Human Biology. She has a passion for not only understanding issues in global health, but also in acting on them. While studying abroad at Hebrew University, Sarah spent her free time serving in Israel’s national ambulance corps. Her academic research has included evaluating options for economic development in Sri Lanka for low-income women. Within her own community, she has provided bedside care to local hospice patients. While pursuing service at home and abroad and engaged in two rigorous academic majors, she has been the starting midfielder for Michigan State’s varsity soccer team. At Oxford, she will pursue an M.Phil. in Development Studies. 

Garrett Lam

Garrett Lam

Massachusetts, 2016

University: Harvard University

Other information: Garrett M. Lam, Wellesley, is a senior at Harvard College, with a joint concentration in Neurobiology and Philosophy. He is interested in philosophical problems of free will, moral responsibility, and punishment, and has career interests in criminal justice reform. He is an active advocate of the effective altruism movement, was editor-in-chief of the Harvard Review of Philosophy, was one of two undergraduates on Harvard’s Committee on General Education, and is Executive Editor of the Harvard Crimson. He also holds the Guinness World Record for the longest time standing on a Swiss Ball. Garrett will do the B.Phil. in Philosophy at Oxford. 

Jade Leung

Jade Leung

New Zealand, 2016

University: University of Cambridge

Current/most recent course: MPhil in Environmental Policy

Other information: Jade has recently completed a Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Auckland and is currently completing an MPhil in Environmental Policy at the University of Cambridge.

At Oxford she will pursue a DPhil in Geography and the Environment to study critical infrastructure assessment frameworks, specifically in the water, energy and transport sectors. She is particularly interested in informing policy decisions in the view of accounting for intersectoral complexity and future uncertainty.

Jade is a driven social entrepreneur and not-for-profit leader. She is a co-founder of education social enterprise The Learning Collaborative; a trustee of youth anti-poverty movement P3 Foundation; a former Learning and Change manager at Engineers Without Borders NZ; and a founding trustee of the Aotearoa Youth Leadership Institute.

Richard Lu

Richard Lu

Missouri, 2016

University: Princeton University

Other information:  Richard J. Lu, Ballwin, is a senior at Princeton University, where he majors in Chemistry and minors in Global Health and Health Policy. He plans to become a physician and has strong interest in global health policy. He is collaborating with the Mayo Clinic to complete his senior thesis in Chemistry on nerve regeneration potential, and he is writing a second independent thesis on the barriers to efficient vaccine production and distribution in Africa. Richard conducted research on vaccine technology transfer at Biovac Institute in Cape Town, South Africa, and helped provide health care access to rural populations at Tropical Clinics in Kakamega, Kenya. He won the Global Health Scholar fellowship at Princeton, where he also serves in student government and as a Residential College Advisor for incoming students. Since 2011, he has worked as a research intern in radiology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He intends to do the M.Sc. in International Health and Tropical Medicine and the M.Sc. in Global Health Sciences at Oxford. 

Oscar Lyons

Oscar Lyons

New Zealand, 2016

Current place of residence: Auckland, New Zealand

University: University of Auckland

Current/most recent course: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Other information: Oscar studied medicine and spent a year working in Gisborne before moving to South Auckland as an Education Fellow in Surgery. He is closely involved with the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and competes in Judo and triathlons. He grew up with 3 brothers and his mother, a musician and teacher who sparked a love for sharing music and knowledge. He taught high school calculus, physics and chemistry before progressing to teaching applied medical science and clinical skills, and he continues to play and perform music.

Oscar plans to study a DPhil in Surgical Sciences. His goal is to review and develop integrated clinical leadership training at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Qhayiya Magaqa

Qhayiya Magaqa

South Africa at large, 2016

Current Place of residence: Cape Town, South Africa

Current/Most recent course: BSc Physiotherapy

University: University of Cape Town

Other information: Qhayiya earned her physiotherapy degree with distinction at UCT in 2014 and was awarded the Top Clinical Student prize. She completed her community service year at Zithulele Mission Hospital in the rural Eastern Cape. Her passion is healthcare and rehabilitation in rural areas. She was Vice-Chair for the Rural Support Network and a member of SHAWCO Physiotherapy. Being interested in student governance, she was Head Student at her university residence and a member of Student Parliament at UCT. She enjoyed being a children's leader at her local church.

At Oxford, she will read for an MSc in Global Health Science.

 

Suhas Mahesh

Suhas Mahesh

India, 2016

Current place of residence: India

University: Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

Current/recent course:  Bachelor of Science 

Other information: Suhas Mahesh is in his final undergraduate year studying for a Bachelor of Science at the Indian Institute of Science. Suhas's interests broadly revolve around Condensed Matter Physics. He has had stints at the University of Groningen and IIT-CNST, Milan where he worked on Flexible Electronics. He is also a recipient of the prestigious KVPY Research Fellowship, given by the Government of India. Suhas moonlights as a lover of languages and spends much time reading, teaching, and writing in Sanskrit and Latin. He also enjoys teaching and has conducted workshops on Electronics and Spoken Sanskrit. His other interests include the violin, classical versification, and popular science. At Oxford, Suhas will be pursuing a doctorate in Condensed Matter Physics.

Ofentse Makgae

Ofentse Makgae

South Africa-at-large 2016

Current place of residence: Johannesburg

University: University of the Witwatersrand (Wits)

Current course: Master of Science (M.Sc.) Chemistry (dissertation)

Other information: Ofentse is a final year M.Sc. research student in the School of Chemistry at Wits. He also holds a BTech Chemistry (Cum Laude). He intends to pursue a DPhil in Materials at Oxford University. Ofentse is a recipient of several awards, including the 2015 prestigious James Moir Medal of the South African Chemical Institute (SACI), the 2015 SACI Young Chemist (1st place M.Sc. category), and the Centre of Excellence In Strong Materials 2015 annual symposium prize. He is a member of SACI, International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), and a planeteer of the Applied Centre for Climate and Earth System Sciences (ACCESS). He serves in the current elected Wits Chemistry Society committee. Besides science, he is interested in International Law and social justice.  

Machmud Makhmudov

Machmud Makhmudov

Georgia, 2016

University: Oberlin College

Other information: Machmud A. Makhmudov, Lilburn, is a senior at Oberlin College, where he majors in Politics, with minors in Environmental Studies and International Studies. His senior thesis is on the 14th Amendment and Climate Change. He immigrated to Atlanta from Uzbekistan twenty years ago. A Truman Scholar, he has served as an intern for the White House Domestic Policy Council, for the City of Atlanta Office of Sustainability, the Environment Defense Fund, and the office of Congressman John Lewis. He is vice president of his class and served as head of and liaison to the Oberlin College Student Senate for two years. He was a pitcher on the Oberlin varsity baseball team for three years. He intends to do the Master’s of Public Policy at Oxford. 

Romina Mariano

Romina Mariano

South Africa-at-large 2016

University: University of the Witwatersrand

Other information: Romina holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (with distinction) from the University of the Witwatersrand. Having a keen interest in neuroscience, she completed an advanced neurology clerkship (with distinction) at Harvard University in 2011. In 2012 she received the Kurt Gillis Award for Psychiatry. In 2004, Romina won the De Beers English Olympiad and the National Eskom Science Expo. She attended the International Science Expo of 2005 in Santiago, Chile as a member of the South African team.She has held various leadership positions and is participating in ongoing clinical trials and research. She has been actively involved in the mentorship of medical students at her alma mater. Romina is currently a community service medical officer at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. She is also a co-founder of the “Doctors for the People” advisory committee to the Gauteng MEC of Health. She is an avid amateur photographer and enjoys swimming and ballroom dancing.

Emilie McDonnell

Emilie McDonnell

Tasmania, 2016

Current place of residence:  Hobart

University: University of Tasmania

Current/recent course:  Bachelor of Arts (Criminology Major) and Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

Other Information:  Emilie has just completed a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws at the University of Tasmania. Her honours thesis focused on the relevance of international human rights law on the death penalty in relation to the execution of the Bali Two. Her focus is on human rights and refugee law, and she aims to improve the legal protections afforded to asylum seekers.

Emilie is a Director and co-founder of the Refugee Legal Service Tasmania and volunteers with disadvantaged youth teaching them the key aspects of the criminal law. She has previously volunteered with the Oaktree Foundation and was the Tasmanian University Law Society's Social Justice and Welfare Officer. In 2014, Emilie spent six months studying in Denmark. She enjoys singing, travelling and playing hockey.

Emily Mediate

Emily Mediate

Colorado, 2016

University: University of Notre Dame

Other information: Emily M. Mediate, Colorado Springs, graduated from the University of Notre Dame in May with a B.A. in Africana Studies and Health Studies and a minor in International Development Studies. Following graduation, she worked as a junior desk officer for Ethiopia at the U.S. State Department. She is now in Kampala, where she evaluates a USAID project for vulnerable households in Uganda. Emmie also built a library and entrepreneurship center for Ugandan students and worked in Ugandan clinics and communities affected by HIV/AIDS. Emmie has received many prizes and grants for her academic work in East Africa. At Oxford, she plans to do an M.Sc. in Global Governance and Diplomacy and a Master's of Public Policy. 

Leah Michalove

Leah Michalove

Georgia, 2016

University: Emory University

Other information: Leah S. Michalove, Atlanta, is a senior at Emory University where she majors in Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, and minors in Anthropology. Following a semester in Morocco, she is writing her senior thesis on young Moroccans’ self-identity in an increasingly interconnected world. She is active in theater at Emory as an artistic director and production manager. Leah chairs the Emory J Street U and represents Emory regionally and nationally at conferences relating to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She is a tutor in both Hebrew and Arabic and has been active in Georgia political campaigns. She plans to do the M.Phil. in Social Anthropology at Oxford. 

Jared Milfred

Jared Milfred

Oregon, 2016

University: Yale University

Other information: Jared C. Milfred, Portland, is a senior at Yale University, where he will receive a B.A. in Ethics, Politics, and Economics. He has combined research in political theory and political science with a passion for social justice advocacy and campaign finance reform. He founded the nonpartisan student advocacy organizations Democracy United, serves as the Chief Executive of the National Council of City Public Financing Agencies, and chairs the City of New Haven Campaign Finance Board. Jared worked as a speechwriter for U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and is Editor-in-Chief of Yale’s Journal of Political Thought, as well as the Ethics Editor of the Yale Philosophy Review. He volunteers as an EMT for Yale Emergency Medical Services and as a reader for blind students at Yale’s Office on Disabilities. At age 17, Jared became the youngest licensed nuclear reactor operator in the United States. He will pursue an M.Phil. in Political Theory at Oxford. 

Sakhe Mkosi

Sakhe Mkosi

South Africa-at-Large, 2016

Current place of residence: Cape Town, South Africa

University: University of Cape Town

Current/recent course: MPhil Public Policy and Administration

Other information Sakhe matriculated from Pretoria Boys High School after which he completed a BCom and a Post-graduate Diploma in Accounting, both from the University of Cape Town and with distinction. He is currently pursuing an MPhil in Public Policy and Administration, also at the University of Cape Town. Sakhe has lead his residence on its house committee and through his chosen ‘sport’, chess, Sakhe has been involved in student sports leadership, having chaired the UCT Chess Club, been the treasurer for the Student Sports Union and also been a member of the SRC Sports Sub-council. Sakhe strongly believes that the route to lower levels of poverty, inequality and unemployment in South Africa, particularly as they affect the black majority, has to be led by better governance and state policy which is why he plans to add to his public policy background by reading for an MPhil in Development Studies at Oxford. 

Rachel Mullin

Rachel Mullin

South Dakota, 2016

University: College of Saint Benedict

Other information: Rachel E. Mullin, Humboldt, earned her B.A. in Political Science and History from the College of Saint Benedict. A Truman Scholar, her focus on understanding and combatting the causes of genocide and forced migration has carried her around the world. She spent a summer in Bosnia Herzegovina interviewing Bosniaks, Serbs, and Croats to support two undergraduate theses on the 1990s genocide in Bosnia. Rachel co-directed a documentary and led a film crew in Thailand to understand the migrant experience of the Karen minority population. She also traveled to India as part of a documentary crew exploring comparisons between how mental illness is treated differently in the U.S. and India. She is now teaching English in Malaysia. She will pursue an M.Sc. in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies and an M.Sc. in Global Governance and Diplomacy at Oxford. 

Tonnybrian Mungai Muthee

Tonnybrian Mungai Muthee

Kenya, 2016

Current place of residence: Nairobi.

Recent University: University of Nairobi, College of Health Sciences.

Current/Recent course: Bachelor of Science in Nursing Sciences.

Other information: Tonny is a finalist at the University of Nairobi, expecting to graduate with a distinction. At the university he has served as the Chairperson for the Nairobi University Nursing Students Association as well as the class representative. He has taken part and organized many medical camps and outreaches in the various city slums in Nairobi. Tonny is an ambassador for the alleviation of Non Communicable Diseases and has a goal of creating awareness and help fight these diseases in the community.

He is part of the Kenya Heart and Sole Afya Njema Project; a collaboration of various nursing schools in Kenya and the University of Massachusetts, Boston researching on cardiovascular diseases among various communities. Tonny was awarded the outstanding student and best midwifery student award 2015 by the National Nurses Association of Kenya. He is also a mentor and volunteer at the St Mary’s Street Children Rehabilitation Centre back in his home town.

He intends to pursue an Msc in Global Health Science at Oxford, this is to help reduce the dual burden of disease in developing countries.

Megan Musilli

Megan Musilli

California – North, 2016

University: United States Naval Academy

Other information: Megan G. Musilli, El Dorado Hills, is a senior at the U.S. Naval Academy, where she majors in Mathematics and is training to become a physician in the Navy. Her research spans the study of traumatic brain injury and MRI scanning techniques at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, satellite tracking at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the concept of genetic algorithms and state machines in data compression at the Naval Academy. Megan has served as squad leader, platoon commander, and regimental commander at the Naval Academy. She earned a scholarship to study abroad at Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey, and served in medical and surgical clinics on the U.S. Navy hospital ship Comfort in a 2015 humanitarian deployment to Panama and El Salvador. Megan’s varsity women’s crew team won the Division I Patriot League Championships and participated in the NCAA Women’s National Rowing Championships. Megan plans to do the M.Sc. in Medical Anthropology at Oxford. 

Harjeevan Narulla

Harjeevan Narulla

New South Wales, 2016

Current place of residence: Sydney, Australia

University: University of New South Wales

Current/recent course: Bachelor of Arts in International Relations / Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

Other Information: Harj was raised in Tasmania, and completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in International Relations and a Bachelor of Laws at the University of New South Wales. During his time at university Harj published widely and won many subject prizes and awards, most notably in the areas of Constitutional Law, International Law and Comparative Law. An avid mooter, Harj has won international prizes as a competitor and coach at the International Criminal Court Trial Competition and the World Human Rights Moot. Harj has a passion for his community, and has worked at public interest law organisations such as the NSW Environmental Defender’s Office, the Torres Strait Native Title Office and the Indigenous Law Centre. For relaxation, Harj plays club football, competes in triathlons and spends time at the beach near his home. 

Andres Noe

Andres Noe

Western Australia, 2016

Current place of residence: Perth

University: The University of Western Australia

Current/recent course: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (Hons), Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons), Diploma in Modern Languages (French)

Other information: Since beginning his studies, Andrés has been involved in the ‘DrYES’ programme, providing education to high school students on various health issues. He has held numerous positions on The Western Australian Medical Students’ Society and is involved in Uni Camp For Kids and Leading Youth Forward, programmes designed to positively influence socioeconomically disadvantaged children. He has conducted tuberculosis research in rural Mozambique, studied ophthalmology in Nepal and completed a year of medical training in rural Australia. A keen athlete, Andrés has won multiple gold medals at the Australian University Games, represented Australia at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships and raised money for charities through marathon running. Beyond Oxford, he hopes to work in paediatric public health and contribute to Australian policy in this field.

Adebisi (Debi) Ogunrinde

Adebisi (Debi) Ogunrinde

Maritimes, 2016

Current place of residence: Philadelphia

University: University of Pennsylvania

Current/most recent course: B.A., International Studies and a B.S., Economics

Other information: Debi is a student at the University of Pennsylvania, Huntsman Program in International Studies & Business who will graduate in May 2016 with a B.A., International Studies and a B.S., Economics (The Wharton School). She intends to pursue an M.Sc. in Social Anthropology and a Master of Public Policy while at Oxford University. While in college, Debi has been active in debating, setting multiple new records for her university and organizing their annual tournament. She has also been active in minority outreach, teaching financial literacy in West Philadelphia high schools and conducting research both in Nigeria with women micro-entrepreneurs and in South Africa on post-colonial violence against Rastafarians. Debi has also worked on the World Bank's Ideas for Action initiative and for McKinsey & Company in New York. Her chosen career involves ameliorating the socio-economic conditions of disadvantaged minorities, beginning in Canada.

Ashley Orr

Ashley Orr

Ohio, 2016

University: Youngstown State University

Other information: Ashley E. Orr, Columbiana, is a senior at Youngstown State University, where she is in the University Scholars Program in the Honors College and majors in Mathematics and Economics. She is President of the YSU Student Government Association, co-founder of a poverty awareness program in the city of Youngstown, and is extraordinarily active in a wide range of volunteer service in her community. She has studied at the London School of Economics, has worked at the Federal Reserve Bank in Cleveland, and done research projects focused on public housing, crime, and on poverty generally. Ashley is the first Rhodes Scholar to be elected from Youngstown State University. She plans to do the M.Phil. in Economics at Oxford. 

Krishna Parshotam

Krishna Parshotam

Zimbabwe,2016

University: University of Zimbabwe

Recent Course: BSc in Computer Science

Other information: Krishna completed his Bachelors with First Class Honours and was awarded with the Dean's Honour award. Krishna is passionate about entrepreneurship and is particularly interested in the role technology can play in improving society. This has led him to co-found multiple tech startups aimed at poverty eradication and employment creation. Presently he is focused on Vigil On Demand, a startup ushering on demand services to Africa. Krishna is currently working as a consultant for a leading national software firm developing mobile banking and business decision systems. Krishna spends his free time reading and also donates his time to impactful software projects. In the long term, Krishna intends to aid in the sustainable development of Zimbabwe by creating opportunities for Zimbabweans.

Arijit Patra

Arijit Patra

India, 2016

Current place of residence: India

University: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur)

Current/recent course:  Bachelor of Technology (Dual Degree) in Mechanical Engineering 

Other information: Arijit Patra is in the final year of his studies in the dual degree (BTech and MTech) programme in Mechanical Engineering along with a minor in Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Arijit is broadly interested in themes related to energy and environmental change. He has been associated with projects in sewage-sludge gasification for energy generation and in microfluidic systems at IIT Kharagpur and the CSIR-CMERI, Government of India, apart from stints in the industry. He received the prestigious Honda Young Engineer and Scientist Award from the Honda Foundation which enabled him to undertake research projects on Near Field Radiation at The University of Tokyo, a stint during which he also trekked up the summit of Mount Fuji to satisfy his affinity for physical challenge. He is an avid quizzer and a community volunteer. For recreation, he plays the lap steel guitar and engages in trekking and solo travel. He has also been an editor of his university’s campus newspaper. At Oxford, Arijit aspires to study for an M.Sc in Environmental Change and Management.

Yen Pham

Yen Pham

Australia-at-large, 2016

University: Harvard University

Current course: English

Other Information:Yen will graduate from Harvard this year, where she majors in English. A John Harvard Scholar, she completed a thesis on representations of female experience in contemporary literature. Yen has a broad range of academic, creative and social justice interests that often intersect. She interned at the Harvard College Women's Center. In 2014 she worked at n+1 magazine and served as fiction editor of the Harvard Advocate, where she championed issues of inclusivity and diversity in the arts. She has hosted a radio show on WHRB 95.3FM, interned at an education non-profit in New York, served as an overnight shift volunteer at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, and co-led a Habitat for Humanity trip to Decatur, Alabama. Before transferring to Harvard, she volunteered for many years with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition. She speaks Vietnamese, French and Italian. At Oxford, she will pursue an M.St in English (1900-Present) and an M.St in Film Aesthetics.

Jessica Phillips

Jessica Phillips

Ontario, 2016

Current place of residence: Toronto

University: University of Toronto

Current course: Honours Bachelor of Science, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Other information: Jessica grew up in China before coming to U of T, where her studies have focused on wildlife biology. She plans to pursue graduate studies on understanding and reducing the effect of climate change on the viability of penguins and other species living in Antarctica. Jessica is an avid photographer who was a member of the U of T Mandarin Debate Club and is current president of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Club.

Matthew Pierri

Matthew Pierri

Victoria, 2016

Current place of residence: Melbourne, Australia

University:  University of Melbourne

Current/recent course:  Juris Doctor

Other information: Matthew completed a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications), majoring in Mandarin Chinese and Media and Communications, and a Diploma in Modern Languages in French at the University of Melbourne. During his undergraduate degree, Matthew spent six months studying at Université Jean Moulin in Lyon, France. He is currently completing a Juris Doctor at Melbourne Law School. In 2011, Matthew co-founded the TEDxUniMelb student organisation. He received the Melbourne Press Club award for Student Journalism in 2012, and was elected President of the Melbourne University Law Students’ Society in 2014/15. Matthew has advocated for change in the treatment and perception of persons with spinal cord injuries in Australia. He is passionate about achieving social change at a systemic level.

Cameron Platt

Cameron Platt

California - South, 2016

University: Princeton University

Other information: Cameron M. Platt, Santa Barbara, is a senior at Princeton University, where she will receive a Bachelor of Arts in English with Certificates in Theater and Medieval Studies. Among many awards for her scholarship, she was awarded the Class of 1870 Old English Prize awarded annually to Princeton’s top scholar in the fields of Old English, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies. Cameron currently serves as the President of Princeton University Players and has participated in both production and acting roles in multiple performances and theaters. As Development Director for the Princeton University Players, she oversaw the production of the annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS benefit concert. Her senior thesis at Princeton offers new critical ways to understand female selfhood in English literature. At Oxford, she will pursue an M.St. in English and American Studies and the M.St. in Medieval Studies. 

Ilona Quahe

Ilona Quahe

Australia-at large, 2016

University: University of Western Australia

Current Course: Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Economics

Other Information: Ilona completed a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Economics at the University of Western Australia (UWA). She has volunteered as a school mentor with The Oaktree Foundation, and an English tutor for refugees with Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning. She was also President of UN Youth WA. Ilona’s passion for tackling educational inequality led her to create Ignite Mentoring, a not-for-profit organisation that supports high school students from low socioeconomic area schools, and to work for Teach For Australia. Ilona competed in the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington, DC, and has represented UWA at national and international debating competitions. At Oxford University, Ilona hopes to deepen her understanding of social inequalities and levers for change. 

Robert Ragotte

Robert Ragotte

British Columbia, 2016

Current place of residence: Vancouver

University: University of British Columbia

Current/most recent course: BSc (Hons) in Microbiology and Immunology

Other information: Robert Ragotte studies Honours Microbiology and Immunology at the University of British Columbia. He is an outstanding undergraduate researcher, studying rare diseases of the immune system at the Child and Family Research Institute at BC Children’s Hospital. Previously, he held research positions at the BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Institute and the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel. Robert competes at a national level in Nordic skiing as a member and coach of the UBC Nordic Ski team. Robert intends to pursue a D.Phil. in Infection, Immunology, and Translational Medicine, and a career as a clinician-scientist.

Naying Ren

Naying Ren

China, 2016

Current place of residence: Beijing

University: Tsinghua University

Current/recent course: BA English Language and Literature

Other information: Naying is a senior student at Tsinghua University studying English Language and Literature. She has co-founded the China LGBT+ Youth Network, a Chinese NGO that promotes LGBT+ rights with a focus on university community building. She has extensive volunteer experience both at the Beijing LGBT Centre as well as at the LGBT North West centre in Manchester. She hopes to dedicate herself to women’s studies at Oxford. Longer-term, she hopes to help develop the theoretical foundations of gender studies in China, in service of the Chinese LGBT movement.

Laura Roberts

Laura Roberts

Texas, 2016

University: Duke University

Other information: Laura C. Roberts, Dallas, is a senior at Duke University majoring in History and double minoring in Political Science and Religion. Her research, including her senior thesis, focuses on women's religious roles in early modern England. Passionate about human rights, she is a Global Human Rights Scholar, member of the Student Advisory Board for the Duke Human Rights Center, and mentor for Big Brothers, Big Sisters in Durham. On campus, she is Vice President of Duke International Relations Association and Events Chair for the Women's Institute of Secondary Education and Research. She has worked for the NGOs Rwanda Girls Initiative and Freedom House. She will read for an M. Phil. in British and European History. 

Kirsten Rowe

Kirsten Rowe

South African College School, Cape Town, 2016

Current place of residence: East London, South Africa

University: University of Stellenbosch

Recent course:  MB ChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)

Other Information: Kirsten grew up in Cape Town and was the Dux student at Rustenburg Girls’ High School. As a medical student, she was instrumental in promoting sustainability through the establishment of environmental committees on campus. She was a member of her residence’s a cappella group and the Stellenbosch University Choir, ranked No 1 Choir in the world by Interkultur. She worked as a volunteer with HIV-affected children in informal settlements, went on various rural medical outreaches and received the Award for the Best Rural Elective. Her work has been published in two peer-reviewed journals. She is passionate about the fields of public health, HIV medicine, mental health and the neurosciences. Her dream is to do research that impacts health policy and medical practice in South Africa.

John Ruckelshaus

John Ruckelshaus

Indiana, 2016

University: Duke University

Other information: John (Jay) C. Ruckelshaus IV, Indianapolis, is a senior at Duke University, where he majors in Political Science and minors in Philosophy, History, and English. He has a passion for combining advocacy, politics, and philosophy to help marginalized populations. Shortly before he was scheduled to begin his undergraduate studies at Duke, he broke his neck and severely injured his spinal cord in a diving accident. Despite his quadriplegia, he went on to earn many distinguished awards, including the Duke Faculty Scholars Award, a fellowship to New College, Oxford, a Truman Scholarship, and an internship with Governor Mike Pence. Jay founded the nonprofit Ramp Less Traveled, Inc. to support students with spinal cord injuries in the pursuit of higher education. Jay serves as a student representative on the Duke University Board of Trustees, in Duke Student Government, and as co-founder and co-editor of the Eruditio and Duke Political Science Standard academic journals. He will do an M.Phil. in Political Theory at Oxford. 

Tim Rudner

Tim Rudner

Germany, 2016

University: Yale University

Current/Recent course: B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Economics

 Other Information: Tim Rudner is a senior at Yale University with a double major in Applied Mathematics and Economics. He is interested in exploring economic issues from a multidisciplinary perspective and has conducted research on financial crises, international trade theory, and long-run economic growth models. His senior thesis, supported by a grant from the Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy, examines how variation in bank characteristics may have affected different types of bank risk during the European Sovereign Debt Crisis. A German National Academic Foundation Scholar, Tim has worked as a Tobin Research Assistant at the Yale Department of Economics and has performed research in the European Central Bank’s Financial Research Division. Outside his studies, he has worked as a mathematics, economics, and language tutor, served on the University Provost’s Undergraduate Advisory Committee, and acted as vice president of the Yale European Undergraduates. At Oxford, Tim plans to pursue an MSc in Applied Statistics and an MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing in preparation for further research in economics.

Rishika Sahgal

Rishika Sahgal

India, 2016

Current place of residence: New Delhi, India

University: National Law University, Delhi

Current/recent course:  B.A. LL.B. (Honours)

Other information: Rishika was an integral part of the Death Penalty Research Project at NLU Delhi, the first-ever attempt in India at an empirical study of the administration of the death penalty. Rishika interviewed prisoners on death row across India, and their families, to document the inherent structural violence in the criminal justice system inflicted on the most marginalised sections. During her internship with the Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group (Bastar) she contributed towards improving access to justice for indigenous communities in the heart of the conflict zone in Central India. In the final year of her law degree, Rishika was a teaching assistant for the course on Constitutional Law, and assisted in writing a chapter for the ‘Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution’. As convener of the Student Welfare Committee, she strived towards addressing issues of caste, gender and sexuality on campus. After graduating, Rishika has clerked at the Supreme Court with the Chief Justice of India. At Oxford, Rishika will read for the Bachelor of Civil Law with a focus on rights adjudication and constitutional law.

Zia Saleh

Zia Saleh

Prairies, 2016

Current place of residence: Edmonton, Canada

University: University of Alberta, McGill University

Current/most recent course: Medicine

Other information: Zia Saleh is a 3rd year medical student at the University of Alberta, began post-secondary studies as a Loran Scholar at McGill University. Inspired by the Ismaili Muslim community’s emphasis on one’s duty to serve humanity; he hopes to dedicate his life to that purpose – both through clinical care and international development. Specifically, Zia is interested in looking at the ways in which multiple fields can come together in combination to impact people’s lives in a long-term, generational way. Building on his experiences in sports-based teaching in Edmonton, public policy at the World Health Organization, management consulting at Deloitte, and numerous other ventures, Zia hopes to expand his knowledge by pursuing a MSc. in Global Health and a Masters in Public Policy.

Kimberley Savill

Kimberley Savill

New Zealand, 2016

University: Victoria University of Wellington

Current/most recent course: BSc Chemistry and Mathematics

Other information: Kimberley completed her Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in 2015. She was the best student to complete a Mathematics major in 2014, and top student in Chemistry each year of her BSc. She has conducted research in spectroscopy, and theoretical and computational chemistry, and aims to contribute to the improvement of renewable energy technologies in future.

Kimberley has held numerous university volunteer roles, particularly in supporting new students. Alongside a successful competitive debating career she has worked extensively as an administrator at secondary school and university level, seeking to make the benefits of debating accessible to more young people. In her free time she enjoys running, reading and playing clarinet and piano.

At Oxford, Kimberley will pursue a DPhil in Condensed Matter Physics.

Hannah Schneider

Hannah Schneider

Maryland/DC, 2016

University: Georgetown University

Other information: Hannah G. Schneider, Hamden, Connecticut, graduated this year summa cum laude from Georgetown University, with a major in Russian and a concentration in Government. Her thesis was on Heroes and Villains in Putin’s Russia. A distinguished violinist and conductor who has performed and conducted around the world, she deferred her admission to Georgetown to study at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. She is fluent in Russian with advanced proficiency in Chinese, Italian, and Hebrew. She won a Georgetown prize for work on the frontiers of social justice, and developed and ran a project for Carnegie Hall working with musicians in the North Caucasus region of Russia. She plans to do the M.Phil. in Music at Oxford, specializing in composition. 

Kgaugelo Sebidi

Kgaugelo Sebidi

South Africa-at-large, 2016

Current Place of Residence: Johannesburg

 University: University of Cape Town

Current/Recent Course: BA Honours Development Studies

Other Information: Kgaugelo Sebidi is Harry Crossley Fellow at the University of Cape Town. He completed his BA Psychology degree with Distinction at the University of Johannesburg. He attended Kweledi Secondary School in Burgersfort in Limpopo where he was President of the Learners Representative Council in 2010. He has volunteered as a peer buddy for PsyCad at the University of Johannesburg and as a tutor for UCT’s SHAWCO, among other organisations. His personal account of living through disadvantaged socioeconomic conditions has inspired him to pursue development as a field. He is very passionate about bettering livelihoods of populations living peri-urban and rural areas. In Oxford, he hopes to read for an MPhil Development Studies.

Hassaan Shahawy

Hassaan Shahawy

California – South, 2016

University: Harvard University

Other information: Hassaan Shahawy, Pasadena, is a senior at Harvard University, where he is pursuing a double major in History and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. He has devoted himself to working with marginalized communities to correct social injustices and improve access to opportunity, while also studying Islamic jurisprudence, global health, and medicine. He worked with Los Angeles County inmates with the American Civil Liberties Union, as an intern in rural health clinics in Kenya with Vecna Technologies, and as an analyst with small-business lender Liwwa Inc. in Amman, Jordan. He has also conducted research on transplant surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and on the causes of Saudi Arabia’s private sector labor shortage at the Harvard Center for International Development. Hassaan served as the Vice President of the Harvard Islamic Society and an Executive Committee Member of the Harvard International Review, Harvard's leading publication on international affairs. He has volunteered at the Children’s Cancer Hospital in Cairo, Egypt and mentors prison inmates in Norfolk, Massachusetts. He will pursue the M.Phil. in Islamic Studies and History at Oxford. 

Farah Shamout

Farah Shamout

United Arab Emirates, 2016

University: NYU Abu Dhabi

Current/recent course: Computer Engineering

Other information: Originally from Jordan, Farah Shamout is a senior at NYU Abu Dhabi, majoring in Computer Engineering. She is particularly interested in the interaction of health and wellbeing and technology, women entrepreneurship and innovation. During her undergraduate studies, she spent a semester in London and New York.   Her research at Imperial College London during her study abroad has led to her first publication in the Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology Journal.  In addition, Shamout is currently invested in her senior-year capstone, which is a wearable technology to monitor the health conditions of laborers in the UAE at construction sites. Upon completing her graduate studies, Shamout plans to develop health informatics in the Middle East and to create new opportunities for females in science in the region. Shamout is also serving as the President of NYUAD’s Student Government 2015-2016.

Bahuli Sharma

Bahuli Sharma

India, 2016

Current Place of Residence: New Delhi, India

University: Campus Law Centre (CLC), Faculty of Law, University of Delhi

Current Course: Law

Other Information: Bahuli is a final year student of law. She graduated with First Class Honors in History from St. Stephen’s college in 2013. She currently serves as the Convenor of the Legal Aid Society, one of the largest student-run initiatives providing pro-bono legal assistance in Delhi. A trained paralegal, she has organized  legal awareness drives and legal literacy camps aimed at providing free of cost legal counsel to the underprivileged. At law school, Bahuli also headed the Women Empowerment Cell, where she undertook a research project to study the condition of incarcerated women in Tihar Jail, which is currently under publication by the Delhi State Legal Services Authority. Bahuli has also worked as a EU Advocacy Intern at Human Rights Watch and her work has been published by the international NGO, South Asia Democratic Forum. An avid debater, she served as the President of the Debating Society at St. Stephen’s and is the debate coach to students at Vasant Valley School since the past four years. At Oxford, she plans to read the BCL with a special focus on comparative criminal and human rights law and envisages a career in litigation and politics. 

Evan Soltas

Evan Soltas

New Jersey, 2016

University:  Princeton University

Other information: Evan J. Soltas, Rumson, is a senior at Princeton University, where he majors in Economics. While still in high school, his economic blogging led to his becoming a regular contributing writer to both Bloomberg News and the Washington Post, where he prepared the daily wonkbook newsletter. His continued passion for economics led him to study and continue to write extensively on economic issues, including an in-depth study of the impact of food stamp benefits in reducing hunger in impoverished households. Evan is Team President of Princeton’s Federal Reserve Challenge, where he led his team to a 2nd place finish nationally in a presentation to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. At Oxford, he will do an M.Sc. in Applied Statistics, followed by an M.Sc. by research in Statistics. 

Luca Springer

Luca Springer

Germany, 2016

Current place of residence: New York

University: Dual BA Program Between Sciences Po Paris and Columbia University

Current/Recent Course: BA in Philosophy with a Special Concentration in Business Management

Other information: Luca is currently a senior in the Dual BA Program between Columbia University and Sciences Po Paris. He is working on obtaining two bachelor degrees with specialization in Politics, Law and Economics at Sciences Po and Philosophy and Business Management at Columbia. Luca has acted as student representative at both universities and is a member of Columbia’s Honor Society. As a German and Austrian dual citizen, he is deeply troubled by the rise of the radical right in Europe. After pursuing the MPP at Oxford, Luca hopes to become a political leader, replacing parochialism with openness, intolerance with multiculturalism, and rigidity with modernization. Luca is also a former competitive basketball player, who won multiple regional and national championships and participated in European- and World championships.

Isaac Stanley-Becker

Isaac Stanley-Becker

Maryland/DC, 2016

University: Yale University

Other information:  Isaac M. Stanley-Becker, Washington, DC, is a senior at Yale University, where he majors in History. He is writing his senior essay on international law as a foundation for civil resistance to nuclear violence, tracing how the trial of Christian pacifists inspired the invocation of the Nuremberg principles to challenge nuclear arms production in the International Court of Justice. Isaac is an award-winning journalist and a passionate historian of modern urban society. He served as Editor in Chief of the Yale Daily News and interned at the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Isaac also founded the Hillhouse High Journalism Project to teach journalism to New Haven public high school students. He enjoys spending summers working on the docks and hauling lobster traps on an island off the coast of Maine. At Oxford, he intends to complete an M.Phil. in Economic and Social History. 

Carley-Jane Stanton

Carley-Jane Stanton

Prairies, 2016

Current place of residence: Edmonton

University: University of Alberta

Current/most recent course: BSc in Agriculture and Resource Economics

Other information: Carley-Jane Stanton is a student of Agriculture and Resource Economics at the University of Alberta. With research experience in Canada and India using both quantitative and qualitative analysis, Carley-Jane has a well-rounded foundation in mixed-method academic work. As a city-dwelling food activist, Carley-Jane has contributed to her food community through her involvement in community gardening, her work founding the Alder Food Security Society, and as the youngest citizen ever appointed to the Edmonton Food Council. Carley-Jane’s research interests lie in the areas of agricultural economics, food security, and intersectional feminism, and she hopes to pursue a MPhil in Economic and Social History at Oxford. 

Nchimunya Nelisa Tebeka.

Nchimunya Nelisa Tebeka.

Zambia, 2016.

 Current place of residence: Bremen, Germany.

 University: Max Planck Institute of Marine microbiology. Bremen, Germany.

 Current/Recent course: Masters in Marine Microbiology.

 Other information: Nelisa obtained her BSc in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from Jacobs University Bremen in Germany. Currently she is finishing up her Master’s thesis research in microbiology at the Max Planck institute in Bremen. Her research involves the identification, characterization and purification of monoterpene metabolizing enzymes from a specific microbe, with the aim of applying this knowledge in industry and biotechnology research. Besides her scientific interest, Nelisa is involved in a number of other projects, her main one being Afrolindaz social entrepreneurship, a social project that she co-founded with two other colleagues. Afrolindaz main objective is to use fashion as a means of raising funds that go towards supporting educational purposes for disadvantaged African kids and on the other hand providing potential employment for skilled African tailors and craftsmen. Nelisa aspires to apply her science skills and knowledge in research that works towards improving the health and life-style of people from resource limited environments. 

Rene Verma

Rene Verma

India, 2016

Current place of residence: New Delhi

Current University: St Stephen’s College, New Delhi

Current course: History

Other information: Rene is currently studying history at St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi. In 2013, she was declared the all India Humanities topper in the CBSE examinations. She has been awarded the Sumitomo Corporation Scholarship (2013-16), Sukhdeo Prasad and Ranjit Singh Memorial prizes for her academic prowess. Rene heads the Gender Studies Cell and is a Presidium member in the History Society at St. Stephen’s. She is an acclaimed slam poet and feminist rapper, featured on the BBC Arts Hour, and published in the magazine Persephone’s Daughters.Rene has been felicitated for performances in theatre, filmmaking, screenwriting, poetry and prose. In 2014, she was selected as the nation-wide winner of DreamStart-- an initiative by UTV Motion Pictures, as a creative marketing intern. She also spent a summer at Harvard, studying sociology and anthropology through cinema. At Oxford, Rene intends to read for Masters of Studies in Film Aesthetics and Women’s Studies, working on feminist film theory and creating films of her own. 

Ericka Wheeler

Ericka Wheeler

Mississippi, 2016

University: Millsaps College

Other information: Ericka M. Wheeler, Carrollton, is a senior at Millsaps College, where she is a pre-med student with majors in History and English. Her honors thesis “Crime, Race and Police Brutality through Historical Fiction” navigates complicated historical and autobiographical issues. Ericka is President of Millsaps College Intercultural Student Organization and Co-President of Millsaps College Gospel Choir. She is an Alzheimer’s disease social activist who has sought to assist Alzheimer’s patients capture their memories in short-story booklets. Raised in the heart of the rural Mississippi Delta, Ericka has a passion for social justice borne in a desire to return from her studies to pursue issues of race and health in Mississippi. At Oxford, she will pursue an M.Phil. in Medical Anthropology. 

Chunying Zhang

Chunying Zhang

China, 2016

University: Columbia University

Current/most recent course: Master’s in Journalism

Other information: Chunying Zhang is studying for a Master’s in journalism at Columbia University, having previously earned an honors degree in economics and English at Zhejiang University. Chunying has interned with Reuters and the New York Times in Shanghai and Xinhua new-media centre in Zhejiang, exploring topics from labour disputes to corruption. She was coach and captain of the Chu Kochen College debating team at Zhejiang University and also secretary-general of the Morningside Cultural China Annual Forum, organising three-day conferences in both 2012 and 2013 with discussions on social innovation, youth leadership and more. Chunying intends to read for an MPhil in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation at Oxford, to acquire more rigorous analytical skills. She dreams of creating a media organisation in China that will provide a platform for keeping track of and appraising public policies.

Wanyu Zhang

Wanyu Zhang

China, 2016

University: Peking University

Current/most recent course: Bachelor of Law

Other information: Wanyu Zhang is a law student at Peking University, ranked first in her class. From her beginnings in a small town in southwestern China, Wanyu has gone on to receive a national scholarship for the top 0.2% of university students in the country. She also excelled as an exchange student at Stanford Law School and was Chinese champion of the Jessup Moot Court Competition. Wanyu has been active as a legal-aid volunteer both at Peking University and in Sichuan province, focusing on factory workers who have suffered workplace injuries, with a special emphasis on those afflicted by silicosis. Her favourite quote in legal literature is from jurist Oliver W. Holmes: “if [a man] has the soul of an idealist, he will make—I do not say find—his world ideal”. Wanyu intends to complete a second BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford, hoping to explore the theoretical underpinnings of social justice to make law meaningful for marginalised populations.