“Essentially, representatives from these marginalized communities can get together and form an official structure that has multiple soft and hard powers,” Whittaker said. She also founded It’s On Us at UD, a student organization combatting sexual misconduct.

Salma also currently serves as the Vice President of the Phillips Brooks House Association, a student-run, community-based non-profit that strives for social justice, where she manages 80+ public service programs throughout Boston and Cambridge. They are an intern at ONE DC (Organizing for Neighborhood Equity), a community based organization that aims to restore social and economic justice to D.C.'s poor, black, immigrant, and otherwise marginalized communities. He started a meal swipe donation program and was awarded the prestigious Medicine Wheel Award for Community Service. Whittaker and the other Truman Scholars were chosen from a pool of 756 candidates, all of whom were endorsed by the university they attend, according to an announcement Thursday. Salma published two columns for the Harvard Crimson as a space for public reflection around public service.

He is currently writing a Senior Honors Thesis in American Studies about race, whiteness, and addiction, and a Senior Capstone in Colonialism Studies about gentrification, unaffordability, displacement, settler-colonialism, and demographic change in Bozeman, Montana. Currently, Bennett is studying in Washington, D.C., interning in Majority Whip James E. Clyburn’s office. Administration at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. His future plans Birky’s father, Randy,

As a scientist, she has spent the past three years researching the impact of policy changes on water quality, agriculture, and erosion in the Midwestern US, Cuba, and New Zealand, and presented her work nationally and internationally. Many make a difference beyond the borders Having worked closely with both the mayor of Salem and former Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis, Juan hopes to one day represent his community and all of the commonwealth by running for elected office. She is a 2017 L'Oreal Paris Woman of Worth, a Point Foundation Scholar, a recipient of the National Jefferson Award for Peace and Justice, and the Princess Diana Award from former Prime Minister David Cameron. The Office of Admission provides scholarship packages based on your merits and academic success. “The text was just like, ‘YOU GOT IT!’ in all caps, and I was like ‘What? 2020 Staats and Stevens Award. Salma AbdelrahmanFloridaHarvard UniversitySalma is an Egyptian-American raised in Miami, FL. He has co-authored research that was presented at the National Association of EMS Physicians. In recognition of her community advocacy, she was appointed by former Governor Mark Dayton as a cabinet member on the Young Women's Initiative of Minnesota. As a Chuck Green Civic Engagement Fellow, she launched a youth-centered political organizing campaign, recruiting and mentoring young activists on voter education.

He is a third-year at the University of Chicago studying public policy. While interning with the National Immigration Law Center, Daisy worked on the Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign, a national coalition working to counter proposed changes to the federal immigration public charge rule that would create barriers for immigrants accessing essential public services. On campus, she promotes the collective wellbeing of students as the Vice President of the Undergraduate Student Government, co-chairs the University-wide Metanoia: Youth for Change, studies campus food insecurity as co-founder of the UConn Access to Food Effort (UCAFE), mentors students as a teacher’s assistant in the African American Cultural Center, and promotes sustainability as an intern at the Office of Environmental Policy.

In middle school, Thomas started writing news reports on his blog for his island. On campus, Catherine coordinated a micro-finance project with recently resettled refugees in the Charlotte area and worked as an Arabic tutor. and M.P.H. Meet some of our students, and learn more about their experiences Senator Martin Heinrich, as well as Representative Xochitl Torres Small (NM-2). Despite the unusual circumstances, he said he has been “awestruck” after meeting fellow Truman awardees, albeit online. perhaps at Georgetown University. He has since been invited to speak on the subject at several policy conferences, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Rana serves as Chief Justice for her university’s student government.

His focus is specifically on institutions of power, race, class, and gender in America. Abhijay plans to study for an MD/MPH dual degree and pursue a career in emergency medicine and emergency management/preparedness as an EMS physician and medical director.Robert NorwoodArkansasUnited States Military AcademyRobert is majoring in computer science with a minor in Latin America regional studies at the United States Military Academy at West Point. college student, to attend graduate school to study biomedical science policy advocacy, In addition to his EMT certification, Abhijay has been certified by the American Heart Association as a CPR Instructor and has been certified by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians as a provider of Tactical Emergency Casualty Care. After the 2018 tumultuous gubernatorial campaign in the state of Georgia, his recent advocacy centers on defending the right to free and fair elections. “It's also really motivating because I think that it is an affirmation of the things that I do.”. scholarship's founding. Kassandra ColónWest VirginiaWest Virginia UniversityKassandra is a junior triple majoring in Latin American studies, women’s and gender studies, and geography. “The folks at the Harvard Prison Divestment Campaign have 100 percent made me a better organizer and a better person,” Abdelrahman said. to help write policy to end discrimination for the LGBTQ community. work for a NGO (non-governmental organization) about climate change. She is also a research lead at the Georgetown Social Enterprise Initiative, a Carroll Fellow, a Patrick Healy Fellow, and a Paul Pelosi Scholar. Jake ReaganColoradoUniversity of ColoradoJake Reagan is a third-year undergraduate studying political science and Spanish and he currently serves as the Student Body President. Her passion for sexual assault victim advocacy has inspired her to take leadership positions at the Academy as well as work with current policymakers to consider ways to better support victims and change the culture at West Point. Philosophy concentrator Nicholas P. Whittaker ’19 was one of 59 college students from across the country to be selected for the Truman Scholarship, a selective graduate scholarship awarded for outstanding commitment to public service.

He said although many people think that philosophy does not welcome marginalized groups, he believes that minorities can find their own niche. efforts and health advocacy. Follow her on Twitter @mvenk82. Jillian ScannellVermontUniversity of VermontJillian currently serves as the Speaker of the Student Government Association at the University of Vermont, where she is majoring in environmental studies. Want to keep up with breaking news? He interns at FreeState Justice, Maryland’s leading LGBTQ advocacy NGO, where he earned $85,000 from grants that financed the fight to ban conversion therapy for LGBTQ youth in Maryland. He has served in multiple levels of government, having worked in the Colorado House of Representatives and the United States Senate. “Then I realized what she was talking about and it was kind of crazy.