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Joyce DudleyJoyce Dudley (Global Fellow '15, Responses to Global Challenges) has been awarded a highly competitive Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship to prepare her for a career in the Foreign Service. The program selects 30 outstanding Rangel Fellows annually in a highly competitive nationwide process and helps support them through two years of graduate study, internships and professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service. Dudley will attend graduate school at American University in fall 2017 to receive her master's degree in intercultural and international communication with a concentration in diplomacy. She will also complete an internship oveseas at a U.S. Embassy and an internship on Capitol Hill before she joins the Foreign Service in 2019.

Lauren Garvie at UNESCO in ParisLaura Garvie (Global Fellow '15, Science Diplomacy) received a 2016 David L. Boren Scholarship and will be traveling to Indonesia for the school year to study Indonesian full time at Universities Negeri Malang on Java. Previously, she participated in the Critical Language Scholarship program in Malang. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Geographical Sciences and minor in French Studies. She is fluent in French and has studied abroad in France on multiple occasions. In spring 2016, Garvie interned at the U.S. Delegation to UNESCO in Paris, France. Pictured left, Garvie is representing the United States at the 199th session of the Executive Board where she helped work to pass the U.S-led resolution on STEAM education for girls, which passed with 78 co-sponsoring Member States. During the Global Fellows program, Garvie interned for the Foreign Service Institute at the U.S. Department of State in Arlington, Virginia.

Carly Brody seated in garden

Carly Brody (Global Fellow '16, Science Diplomacy) authored an article on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan and regulatory policy that was just published in the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies publication called "Science, Technology, Engineering, and Policy Studies." During the Global Fellows program, she interned for the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies where she gained skills in the field of science and technology policy as well as research experience in regulatory science. She graduated in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science and Policy and American Studies.

Currently, she is working as a faculty research assistant at the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, in the Environmental Decision Support Science Lab. In September, she will travel to Israel to intern at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies at the Center for Transboundary Water Management.

 

Jessica Liu in front of flagJessica Liu (Global Fellow '15, U.S. Diplomacy and Policymaking) was selected as one of the five finalists for the 2016 University Medal award. The Medal is awarded by the President each year to the single, most outstanding graduating senior of that academic year. It recognizes the graduating senior who best represents academic distinction, exemplary character, and service to the campus or public communities. She was also awarded The Martin Moskowitz Award for Public Service, presented to a graduating senior based on academic excellence and a demonstrated commitment to public service. Liu is a Banneker/Key Scholar double majoring in Government & Politics and Economics with a minor in Business Analytics & Piano Performance. Upon graduaton, Liu will be working for the Federal Reserve Board as a research assistant this summer.

Rachel O'Meara head shotRachel O’Meara (Global Fellow '15, U.S. Diplomacy) a senior majoring in linguistics and Chinese, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Taiwan for the 2016-17 academic year. This will build on her ESL teaching experience in Chengdu, China, where she also studied in 2014. O’Meara is also a member of the Gemstone Honors Program.

While teaching English in Taiwan, O’Meara plans to participate in regional festivals and to organize groups to explore the mountainous regions through biking, hiking, and camping. Upon her return to the U.S., she hopes to work in the field of international relations or education as she prepares for the Foreign Service Exam to become a Foreign Service Officer.

 

Jonathan Lee in LesothoJonathan Lee (Global Fellow '14, Science Diplomacy) is a Peace Corps volunteer in Lesotho. As a Banneker-Key Scholar and Honors Humanities student, he received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Government and Politics and Communications with a minor in International Development and Conflict Management. During the Global Fellows program, Lee interned at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Homeland Security: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office. With these wonderful experiences, he obtained an internship at the American Embassy in Belize. He studied abroad in Nepal, Belize and Croatia and speaks Mandarin Chinese, French and Spanish.

 

 

Tristan Marquez in front of waterfallTristan Marquez (Global Fellow '16, Science Diplomacy) received a 2016 David L. Boren Scholarship. He will be traveling to São Paulo, Brazil to study Portuguese. Marquez is double majoring in Government and Politics and History with a minor in International Development and Conflict Management. He was also an International Studies College Park Scholar. He speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

 

 

Aaron Bhatt on camelAaron Bhatt (Global Fellow '14, Science Diplomacy) was selected as the Student Commencement Speaker for the May 2016 GVPT/ENSP graduation ceremony! Bhatt is a senior double majoring in Government and Politics Honors and Economics, with a minor in Arabic. He was awarded the Boren Scholarship and is studying Arabic in 2016-2017 in Meknes, Morocco. He was a member of the five-year intensive Arabic Flagship Program at the University of Maryland.

 

 

 

Meredith Lightstone in ParisMeredith Lightstone (Global Fellow '15, Science Diplomacy) won the 2016 Meghan Price Scholarship Award for Leadership and Public Service. The scholarship recognizes a junior or senior alum of College Park Scholars for dedication to leadership and service. Meredith is an alumna of the Public Leadership College Park Scholars Program and is currently studying at The American University of Rome.

 

 

 

 

Shane Falcinelli headshotShane Falcinelli (Global Fellow '15, Responses to Global Challenges) received the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship in 2015. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology with a minor in Global Poverty.  He was also a Integrated Life Sciences student within the Honors College.

 

 

 

 

 

Cameron Torreon headshotCameron Torreon (Global Fellow '12, U.S. Diplomacy & Policymaking) received the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship in 2015. The Rangel Fellowship is a highly competitive nationwide contest that prepares its candidates for the Foreign Service. In the summer of 2016, Cameron will work overseas in the political section at U.S. Embassy Hanoi in Vietnam to get hands-on experience with U.S. foreign policy. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Politics with a minor in Spanish Language and Literature. He currently is in a master's program at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Upon matriculation in 2017, Cameron will join the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer. 

 

 

Christopher Johns headshot

Christopher Johns (Global Fellow '15, Science Diplomacy) will be attending his dream graduate school, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies next semester in their International Economics and Finance M.A. Program.  During the Global Fellows Program, Johns interned at the Embassy of Bangladesh and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). With this valuable experience, he went on to intern at the Department of State: Economic and Business Bureau and the Hudson Institute's Center for Global Prosperity. Johns was in the University Honors Program and majored in Economics with a minor in Global Poverty.

 

 

Sarahann Yeh with mountains in background

Sarahann Yeh (Global Fellow '15, Science Diplomacy) has been awarded a 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student Grant to teach English in Indonesia. Yeh, a senior majoring in biological sciences and minoring in international development and conflict management, is a Philip Merrill Presidential Scholar and an alumna of the College Park Scholars Life Sciences program. Please click on this following link for the rest of the CMNS story.

 

 

 

Tyler Crowe headshot

Tyler Crowe (Global Fellow '14, Responses to Global Challenges) is a Global Policy Assistant at the Motion Picture Association of America, the voice of the nation's motion picture, home video, and television industry. As part of the Global Policy team, Crowe engages in research and advocacy on international intellectual property, trade, tax, and technology policy. Most recently he advised the World Bank Research Department on restrictions to services trade in the audiovisual sector, analyzed the impacts of the 2016 elections on the industry, and engaged in commercial strategy discussions on audiovisual distribution issues. During his time with Global Fellows' inaugural cohort, Crowe worked at the Trade and Investment Section of the Embassy of Brazil. He holds a B.A. in Chinese Languages and Literature and a Certificate in International Agriculture and Natural Resources. 

Jenny Lindvall in labJenny Lindvall (Global Fellow '14, Science Diplomacy) is pursuing her Master of Science degree in Applied Biotechnology at Uppsala University. In this photo, Jenny is working in the cell lab at Rudbeckslaboratoriet, part of the university. This lab work is a component of her master thesis project where she is conducting research on glioblastomas to find better drug therapies for cancer patients. Lindvall received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a specialization in Cell Biology and Genetics from the University of Mayland, College Park.

 

 

 

 

Christina Neidlinger in front of PAHO

Christina Neidlinger (Global Fellow '14, Responses to Global Challenges) has accepted a job as with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Cross-Cultural Communication in Agricultural Development with a minor in Spanish Language and Cultures. Neidlinger created her own major tailored to economic and agricultural development and cultural sensitivity through the Individual Studies Program at the University of Maryland, College Park.