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        Other information: Clayton is a senior at Brown where he majors in neuroscience. His work focuses on visual information processing and decision-making, and toward
        a better understanding of how human memory functions. Clay is also active as a peer advisor, a journalist, as editor-in-chief of a magazine of the Brown Daily Herald,
        and is committed to increasing scientific literacy in American culture. He also conducts research on treatment access for post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic
        brain injury patients.




        Juliet Elizabeth Allan
        Georgia, 2013


        Current place of residence: Atlanta


        University: University of Georgia


        Other information: Juliet graduated from the University of Georgia in 2012, with bachelors degrees in Arabic, international affairs and economics, and a masters in
        international policy. Elizabeth’s interests focus on U.S. policy in the middle east and north Africa. She has studied in Morocco, at Oxford, as well as in Peru, Germany,
        China, India and South Korea. She is co-director of a tutoring and mentoring program for low income students that includes 200 volunteers, and is also a long-
        distance runner and white water rafter.




        James Bonifacio
        New Zealand, 2013


        Current place of residence: Christchurch

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        University: University of Canterbury


        Current/ recent course: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics (2011) / Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics (Honours)


        Other information: James is completing his Honours year in Maths and Physics. Fascinated by science from a young age, the focus of his interest now lies in
        theoretical physics. Alongside his own drive for understanding how the world works, James is passionate about teaching and inspiring others to learn, both fellow
        students and through volunteering at a local primary school and Refugee Homework Centre. A black belt in Taekwondo - he won Gold in the 2011 New Zealand
        Black Belt Championships and Silver in the 2012 South Island Championships - James enjoys the discipline physical challenge brings. He is currently training for the
        Coast to Coast World Multi-Sport Championship to be held in New Zealand in February 2013. Longer-term he aspires to contribute to the collective understanding of
        mankind through the study of theoretical physics.




        Jennifer M. Bright
        New York, 2013


        Current place of residence: Manhattan


        University: Yale University


        Other information: Jennifer is a senior at Yale majoring in ethics, politics and economics. Jenny has focused on the legal, medical, economic and political aspects of
        urban public health policy. She has interned for New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, the New York Academy of Medicine and in the New York City Mayor’s
        office. She is also editor-in-chief of the Yale Undergraduate Law Review and the president of the Yale Urban Collective.




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        Joy A. Buolamwini
        Tennessee, 2013


        Current place of residence: Cordova


        University: Georgia Institute of Technology


        Other information: Joy graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2012 where she majored in computer science. She is now at the Carter Center working
        on global mobile surveying tools. An entrepreneur who has founded or co-founded three businesses, she has established a mobile data system for use in Ethiopia,
        and a digital teaching tool for schools in developing countries. Joy also helped develop a program using a robotic teddy bear to help the recognition ability of autistic
        children. She has won a Fulbright for work in Zambia where she will work to expand access to education.




        David M. Carel
        Pennsylvania, 2013


        Current place of residence: Penn Valley


        University: Yale University


        Other information: David is a senior at Yale where he majors in economics. He cofounded an education technology start-up and performs as lead drummer in a West
        African dance troup and as an instructor in Rukdan Israeli dancing. He has become a leading advocate relating to HIV/AIDS, including as president of an AIDS
        coalition at Yale and as a national board member of the Student Global AIDS campaign. He has done extensive work at the community level in a small town in
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        KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, the country of his parents’ birth. He is fluent in Zulu and Hebrew.




        Louis Chambers
        New Zealand, 2013


        Current place of residence: Dunedin


        University: University of Otago


        Current/ recent course: Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Conjoint


        Other information: Louis is completing his Honours in Law and his BA in Economics, with Environmental Management. Alongside his legal studies, Louis’s love of
        debating won him the 2011 Australian Law Students Association Mooting Competition; he serves as President and Adjudicator for the University of Otago Debating
        Society and has co-founded Law for Change to inspire students and young professionals to pursue public interest legal careers. Louis is National Co-ordinator of
        Generation Zero, a youth advocacy organisation promoting international thinking on climate change issues. For relaxation, Louis enjoys mountain biking, running,
        snowboarding, rock climbing and more. Longer-term Louis hopes to contribute to environmental and climate change policy, whether via government or NGO.




        Aidan C. de B. Daly
        New York, 2013


        Current place of residence: Manhattan


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        University: Harvard University


        Other information: Aidan is a senior at Harvard majoring in computer science, with a minor in molecular and cellular biology. Aidan has done research internships at
        Harvard in quantum computational chemistry, at NYU in DNA computing, and at the American Museum of Natural History in population genetics. He has developed an
        iPhone app for field scientists, directed video productions, is a book illustrator, is co-captain of the Harvard kendo club, and was coxswain on the varsity lightweight
        crew.




        Christopher B. Dobyns
        Maryland/DC, 2013


        Current place of residence: Highland, Maryland


        University: Cornell University


        Other information: Christopher is a senior at Cornell where he majors in African Studies with minors in Inequality Studies and Law and Society. Kit is a Udall Scholar
        who has studied Kiswahili and Zulu, taught English in Rwanda, worked at an orphanage in Tanzania, developed a curriculum for South Africa’s National Council for
        Persons with Physical Disabilities, and created a curriculum on human rights abuses for a high school in Rwanda. He also founded a company that distributes low-
        cost energy in rural Nigeria and founded a nonprofit that provides consulting to social entrepreneurs.




        Alyssa Fitzpatrick
        South Australia, 2013

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        Current place of residence: Adelaide


        University: University of Adelaide


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


        Other information: Alyssa is in the final year of her medical degree. During the course of her degree she took electives in Vietnam and in Oxford and found both
        experiences profoundly influential in different ways. Apart from her studies, Alyssa serves as Chair of Insight, the global health group of the University of Adelaide, and
        served as Publicity Officer for the Australian Medical Students’ Association’s Global Health Committee. Alyssa enjoys and performs classical and contemporary ballet
        and performs with, and is on the executive of, the Adelaide University Medical Orchestra. Beyond Oxford, in the shorter term, she hopes to train in Obstetrics and
        Gynaecology and, in the longer term, to work within the global health arena from both a medical and public health perspective.




        Amanda J. Frickle
        Montana, 2013


        Current place of residence: Billings


        University: The College of Idaho


        Other information: Amanda graduated from The College of Idaho in 2012 where she majored in political economy and in history, and graduated summa cum laude.
        Amanda has been very active politically, a leader in the Obama campaign in Montana, as student body president, as president of the Gay-Straight Student Alliance,
        and as an advocate for LGBT rights. She has also worked for the Idaho ACLU, an executive officer on the feminist majority alliance, and has petitioned for
        sustainable environmental practices. Much of her academic work has been in gender studies.




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        Julian B. Gewirtz
        Connecticut, 2013


        Current place of residence: Hamden


        University: Harvard University


        Other information: Julian is a senior at Harvard majoring in history. Elected as a junior to Phi Beta Kappa, his secondary field is English and he has won prizes for his
        poetry. Fluent in Mandarin, his senior thesis is on the influence of western economists on Chinese reform. Julian is publisher of the Harvard Advocate, writes for the
        Huffington Post on China-related topics, and is a columnist for the Harvard Crimson. He also founded and directed a program that connects U.S. and Chinese young
        people, and has worked for Facebook, and for Alibaba in China.




        Rhiana E. Gunn-Wright
        Illinois, 2013


        Current place of residence: Oak Lawn


        University: Yale University


        Other information: Rhiana graduated from Yale in 2011 with majors in African American studies and women’s gender and sexuality studies. She now works at the
        Institute for Women’s Policy Research in Washington, DC. Rhiana’s senior thesis won prizes from both of her departments. Her interests focus on the complex causes
        of inequality, poverty, and disadvantage. She has been extremely active in community service, working for the Yale Women’s Center, New Haven school children,
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        grandmothers caring for children orphaned by HIV-AIDS in Uganda, and in Chicago for wards of the state. In Washington, she works as a health outreach volunteer
        with sex workers.




        Margaret C. Hayden
        Maine, 2013


        Current place of residence: Brunswick


        University: Stanford University


        Other information: Margaret is a senior at Stanford where she majors in human biology and ethics in society. Her honors thesis is on the ethical implications of
        biological conceptions of mental illness and personhood. She has published two papers, has served as a patient advocate, and is passionate about the medical,
        sociological, political and moral contexts of mental illness. She is also a varsity squash player and a varsity sailor.




        Christian H. Heller
        North Dakota, 2013


        Current place of residence: Beulah


        University: United States Naval Academy


        Other information: Christian is a senior at the United States Naval Academy, where he majors in history and minors in Arabic. He has interned at the U.S. Army War
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        College and at the Office of Naval Intelligence. His academic work is focused to enable him to develop a broad understanding of the middle east. He is passionate
        about physical fitness, a marathoner and an amateur body builder; he is proud that he lost 115 pounds to attend the Naval Academy and to serve in the military. He
        has done submarine training, and attended the Marine Corps selection program at Quantico.




        Allan J. Hsiao
        Kentucky, 2013


        Current place of residence: Louisville


        University: Harvard University


        Other information: Allan is a senior at Harvard with majors in economics and east Asian studies. Elected as a junior to Phi Beta Kappa, Allan is editor-in-chief of the
        Harvard Asia Quarterly, a professional academic journal, and the only undergraduate on its editorial board, senior editor of the Harvard Health Policy Review and of
        the Harvard Global Health Review. Allan was also an executive producer and director of the Identity 2012 Fashion Show, and president and co-founder of the Harvard
        actuarial society. He has attended a summit for young leaders in China, and has studied in Korea and Japan.




        Kiley F. Hunkler
        Missouri, 2013


        Current place of residence: Glendale


        University: United States Military Academy
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        Other information: Kiley is a senior at the United States Military Academy where she majors in engineering psychology. She has the highest academic average in her
        department and is one of a small number of seniors endorsed to attend medical school directly out of West Point, which will now be deferred until after her course at
        Oxford. She is a battalion commander and is captain of the women’s lacrosse team. Kiley has interned at Walter Reed and worked at regional hospitals in Ghana.




        Micah A. Johnson
        Ohio, 2013


        Current place of residence: Canton


        University: Yale University


        Other information: Micah is a senior at Yale where he majors in molecular biophysics and biochemistry and psychology with a neuroscience concentration. Micah was
        elected as a junior to Phi Beta Kappa and won the Hunt Lyman prize as the outstanding junior at Yale intellectually and socially. His academic focus has been on
        brain disorders. He has done research on Parkinson’s disease and worked in Ghana to design and develop a plan to improve mental health care. He founded a
        program at Yale that assists in public health programs in Latin America, and is executive editor of the Yale Journal of Medicine and Law. He is also a professional
        magician and was the international junior champion in close-up magic.




        Rachel R. Kolb
        New Mexico, 2013


        Current place of residence: Los Ranchos
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        University: Stanford University


        Other information: Rachel graduated from Stanford in English in 2012, and with a minor in human biology. She is now a candidate at Stanford for an M.A. in English.
        Elected as a junior to Phi Beta Kappa, she is managing editor of the Leland Quarterly and an opinion columnist for The Stanford Daily. She has been active with
        Christian ministries and in disability advocacy. She has won numerous prizes for her writing and has for two years been president of the Stanford equestrian team,
        representing Stanford in the national finals. She is hearing impaired; her Rhodes interview included the use of a sign interpreter.




        Catherine Laporte-Oshiro
        California - North, 2013


        Current place of residence: Larkspur


        University: Yale University


        Other information: Catherine is a senior at Yale majoring in ethics, politics and economics. Her concentration is on Chinese state capitalism and she aspires to a
        career in public service related to China. She has studied Mandarin in Beijing and interned with a non-profit organization in Hong Kong and taught English in Nanjing.
        She also served as president of the Yale undergraduate economics association. She is team captain of the Yale Fed Challenge Team, analyzing the state of the U.S.
        economy. Cate also served as an economics intern for Senator Dianne Feinstein and has been active in the Yale Political Union.




        Christopher Linegar

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        Diocesan College, Rondebosch 2013


        Current place of residence: Cape Town


        University: University of Cape Town


        Current/ recent course: Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics


        Other information: Chris is completing the final year of his degree on a bursary from Denel Dynamics. His thesis project has been selected to be presented at the
        SAIEE National Competition later this year. Serving as Web Editor at UCT's Varsity Newspaper, he was extensively involved in promoting the growth of online
        student media at UCT, and has initiated several internships in journalism and web development. Building on his experiences tutoring Maths and Physics, Chris is
        pursuing an outreach initiative aimed at making electronic learning resources available to underprivileged school pupils across South Africa. For recreation, he is an
        avid photographer and enjoys mountain biking. Chris envisages a career in autonomous robotics, through which he hopes to encourage students to aspire to higher
        levels of robotics research in South Africa.




        Benjamine Y. Liu
        Connecticut, 2013


        Current place of residence: Westlake Village, California


        University: Yale University


        Other information: Benjamine graduated from Yale last year with a major in biology. He is now studying for an M.Phil. in computational biology at Cambridge
        University on a Mellon Fellowship. Ben also won a Goldwater Scholarship and Yale College’s highest honor, the Alpheus Henry Snow prize, for intellectual
        achievement and character. He has extensive public health experience, including in China, the Dominican Republic, and England, and has many publications in
        neuroscience. He also launched a musical and educational program in the Los Angeles County jails.




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        Dakota E. McCoy
        Pennsylvania, 2013


        Current place of residence: Wexford


        University: Yale University


        Other information: Dakota is a senior at Yale where she majors in ecology and evolutionary biology. Cody is a Goldwater Scholar, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and
        won the Frances Gordon Brown prize for intellectual distinction, leadership and service. She has several peer reviewed publications and has done research projects in
        ecology, primate cognition and evolutionary biology. She is a member of the varsity track and field team, where she throws the javelin and runs hurdles—and is in
        Yale’s top 10 of all time in each discipline. She also volunteers for the Special Olympics and sings a capella.




        Rachel M. Myrick
        North Carolina, 2013


        Current place of residence: Charlotte


        University: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


        Other information: Rachel is a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she majors in political science and global studies and minors in creative
        writing. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa as a junior, she has written for the undergraduate law journal and extensively for a student magazine. Rachel is also the student
        body vice president and chair of the student advisory committee to the chancellor. She also designed a cultural enrichment program for children at a domestic
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        violence shelter in Belize.




        Geoffrey Pascoe
        Victoria, 2013


        Current place of residence: Victoria


        University: Monash University


        Current/ recent course: Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) (2011)/ Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Science


        Other information: Geoffrey is currently completing his studies, and does so as a Dean’s Scholar of the Faculty of Engineering. Academically, Geoff's interests tend
        toward mobile robotics and he hopes to contribute - at Oxford and perhaps beyond - to transformative changes in technology in the field of transportation. Alongside
        his studies, Geoff has indulged his other passion, politics, serving both as President of the Monash University Liberal Club and a member of the Executive Committee
        of the Young Liberal Movement of Victoria. As a change from robotics and politics, Geoff umpires for the Victorian Football League Senior Squad. Whilst Geoff is
        unclear of the exact path his future career will take, he is clear that he will be working on ideas and technologies that impact people's lives for good.




        Kameel Premhid
        KwaZulu-Natal, 2013


        Current place of residence: Durban


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        University: University of KwaZulu-Natal


        Current/ recent course: Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies and Political Science (2010) / Bachelor of Laws (LLB)


        Other information: Kameel’s twin passions are politics and law, with particular focus on the relationship between government, civil society, and the international
        community. An active member of the Democratic Alliance since 2004, Kameel served as Chief Whip for the KZN Youth Parliament (2008-2010), and continues to
        serve as elected Branch Committee Member for one of the Durban Wards. A keen debater, Kameel won 2nd Best Individual Speaker at the Pan-African Universities’
        Debating Championships in Bulawayo, 2011; was invited to serve as an Independent Judge in the 2012 World Universities’ Debating Championships and has a long
        history of coaching young people in KwaZulu-Natal Schools’ Debating Association.




        Daniel A. Price
        California - North, 2013


        Current place of residence: Grass Valley


        University: University of California, Berkeley


        Other information: Daniel is a senior at the University of California, Berkeley, where he will graduate with two B.S. degrees, one in bioengineering, and one in electrical
        engineering and computer sciences. He also has a major in physics. He has done research in medical robotics at Johns Hopkins, and at Berkeley to develop a new
        imaging modality known as magnetic particle imaging. He aspires to a career applying his interests in medical devices and medical robotics to address global health
        care needs.




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        Vinesh Rajpaul
        South African College School, Newlands, 2013


        Current place of residence: Cape Town


        University: University of Cape Town


        Current/ recent course: Bachelor of Science in Physics & Applied Mathematics (2009) / Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics (Honours) (2010) / Master of
        Science in Astrophysics


        Other information: Vinesh completed his BA at UCT with First Class Honours and is now working on a research-based Master’s in Astrophysics, with a focus on
        exoplanetary science. He has already authored a number of peer-reviewed publications in this area. He is passionate about improving educational opportunities for
        young people in Southern Africa and in 2010 he raised funds to establish a merit scholarship for students from poor backgrounds, to encourage and recognise hard
        work and academic excellence, and has volunteered for the Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Cape Town since 2006. For light relief, Vinesh enjoys language
        (French), literature and music (piano), “dabbles” in art and photography (with international recognition), and enjoys a number of outdoor activities, including running,
        cycling and hiking. Beyond Oxford, Vinesh would like to establish an exoplanet research group in South Africa and hopes to contribute, longer-term, to the
        development of education policy in South Africa.




        Joseph W. Riley
        Tennessee, 2013


        Current place of residence: Athens


        University: University of Virginia


        Other information: Joseph is a senior at the University of Virginia where he majors in Chinese, and is in the honors program in government and foreign affairs. A
        Truman Scholar, and a Jefferson Scholar, Joe is ranked the number one Army cadet in the national ROTC. He is coauthoring a book on Sino-American relations and
        has done field research on Chinese mineral extraction industries in Africa. He has attended 101st Airborne Division Air Assault school, and Army Airborne Infantry
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        school, and founded an organization to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Fund and to help bridge the civil military divide.




        Mubeen A. Shakir
        Oklahoma, 2013


        Current place of residence: Oklahoma City


        University: University of Oklahoma


        Other information: Mubeen is a senior at the University of Oklahoma where he majors in biochemistry. Dedicated to a career in medicine, particularly oncology, he has
        interned at Columbia University and at the University of Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and in its departments of pediatrics and urology. He has also worked
        in a program for entrepreneurs where he is developing an iPod application to detect concussions in collision sports. Mubeen also co-founded an education program
        for underprivileged youth in Oklahoma and tutors for children and teens in the Oklahoma Muslim community, and is an opinion columnist for the student newspaper.




        David Sherwood
        Western Australia, 2013


        Current place of residence: Perth


        University: University of Western Australia


        Current/ recent course: Bachelor of Science (2011)/ Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Honours)
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        Other information: Dave is currently completing his degree in chemistry. Whilst at UWA, he won research placements at Monash University and the Paul Scherrer
        Institut, Switzerland; and won the Fogarty Foundation Scholarship. He has remained closely involved with the Foundation’s on-going programmes to provide tutoring
        for disadvantaged high school students. Profoundly influenced by what he saw of unequal access to high quality education, in 2011 Dave established a not-for-profit
        company to organise tutoring for over 500 primary school students at 11 remote schools. For relaxation, Dave plays competitive sport - soccer, netball, badminton -
        and enjoys camping and water sports. Longer-term Dave hopes to contribute to broad educational reform, ensuring that an individual's life prospects are not restricted
        by their place of birth.




        Edward Stace
        New Zealand, 2013


        Current place of residence: Dunedin


        University: University of Otago


        Current/ recent course: Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) (2009)/ Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery


        Other information: Edward will complete his medical studies in the coming year. During the course of his medical degree, he took a year out to undertake research on
        Bone Banking, graduating BMedSc with First Class Honours. A keen sportsman, he was invited to join the New Zealand Rowing Squad but declined in favour of his
        studies. Instead, he joined the Territorial Army where he was promoted, this year, to Lieutenant. He continues his sporting involvement, hiking, running and playing
        rugby; this year he won first place in the Army’s Twin Peaks Battle Tab. Alongside competitive sport, he is a jazz trumpeter. He hopes to continue medical research
        at Oxford and, longer-term, he envisages a career in medicine, with the aim of influencing national approaches to preventative medicine and public health.




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        Evan R. Szablowski
        California - South, 2013


        Current place of residence: Bakersfield


        University: United States Military Academy


        Other information: Evan is a senior at the United States Military Academy where he majors in mathematics. He has also studied at Al-Akhawayn University in
        Morocco, and worked on projects encouraging entrepreneurship in Ethiopia, and on emerging markets in the Czech Republic. Evan is also a triathlete, conducts a
        West Point choir, and was a member of the first American team ever to win the Sandhurst military competition.




        Helen Taylor
        Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch, 2013


        Current place of residence: Stellenbosch


        University: Stellenbosch University


        Current/ recent course: Bachelor of Arts in Law (2009) / Bachelor of Arts in English (Honours) (2011); Bachelor of Laws (LLB)


        Other information: Helen graduated Cum Laude in Law and in English (Honours) and is now completing her LLB. At Stellenbosch, Hockey has taken a back seat in
        favour of her studies and of her interest in music. An accomplished pianist and violinist, she also teaches the violin and performs in a professional music group based
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        in Cape Town, Camerata Tinta Barocca. Earlier this year, Helen attended a Summer School at King’s College, London, exposing her to the internal workings of the
        Royal Courts of Justice and the Old Bailey. This experience has confirmed her longer-term aspirations to become an advocate or a judge. Helen is keenly interested
        in the place of justice in law, particularly in the field of human rights law.




        Jacob Taylor
        New South Wales, 2013


        Current place of residence: Sydney


        University: The University of Sydney


        Current/ recent course: Bachelor of Arts in Languages with combined Honours in Social Anthropology and Chinese Studies (2010)


        Other information: Jacob's interest in how culture takes hold of our bodies and minds has led him towards a keen interest in the emerging field of neuroanthropology.
        Having completed his degree in 2010, Jacob has combined meanwhile his interests in rugby and China as a member of the Partnership Development Team of the
        Australia-China Youth Dialogue, and as the China Consultant and Liaison for the Australian Rugby Union. Alongside his career as Vice-Captain of the national Rugby
        Sevens team, Jacob has established the Engaging China Project which seeks to promote the study of the Chinese language in Australian schools. Longer-term,
        Jacob hopes to contribute to the growing body of knowledge in neuroanthropology, before seeking to influence more broadly the incorporation of empathic knowledge
        into the way we educate, govern, and do business worldwide.




        Joseph W. Thiel
        Idaho, 2013
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        Current place of residence: Boise


        University: Montana State University


        Other information: Joseph is a senior at Montana State University where he majors in chemical engineering; he will also get a B.A. in liberal studies, with a focus on
        politics, philosophy and economics. He is the only student representative on the Board of Regents of the Montana University System. Joe was the vice president of
        Engineers Without Borders at Montana State and served as a student senator. He has done summer work related to the storage of spent nuclear fuel and in biofilms
        engineering. He is keenly interested in international development and worked in western Kenya on an engineering project to provide water to rural primary schools.




        Andrew Trotter
        Queensland, 2013


        Current place of residence: Brisbane, Australia


        University: Queensland University of Technology / Australian National University


        Current/ recent course: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (2011) / Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (2012)


        Other information: Andrew completed his BA with Distinction and LLB with First Class Honours in 2011. Whilst at QUT, he was awarded the Golden Key Asia-Pacific
        Outstanding Achievement Academic Award (2010), the Tom Cain Trophy for Outstanding Achievement (2011) (Best Mooter) and the Tom Cain Trophy for
        Outstanding Achievement (2011). Apart from academic study and debating, Andrew played cricket, acquired fluency in French and Japanese, conversational Spanish
        and a useful level of Mandarin. Having completed the GLDP at ANU earlier this year, Andrew is now working as Associate to the Hon Justice Atkinson at the Supreme
        Court of Queensland. Beyond Oxford, Andrew hopes practice at the Australian bar, whilst continuing to engage in research and law reform to improve the quality of
        criminal and human rights law.




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        Katie D. Whitcombe
        Arizona, 2013


        Current place of residence: Mesa


        University: United States Naval Academy


        Other information: Katie is a senior at the United States Naval Academy where she majors in Chinese. She is tied for first is her class in academic order of merit, and
        is in the top 2% in overall order of merit, and is Brigade Character Development Officer. Katie’s primary interests lie in working with the peoples of the western and
        southwestern Pacific. She is on the varsity track and field team where she sprints and hurdles. She also plays the flute and is a dancer. She co-founded Operation
        Wounded Warrior on her campus, and volunteered last summer in the Philippines to work with girls victimized by human trafficking.




        Georgianna H. Whiteley
        Minnesota, 2013


        Current place of residence: Wayzata


        University: Luther College


        Other information: Georgianna is a senior at Luther College where she majors in chemistry and minors in biology. Annie has done research on Maasai traditional
        medicine and the distillation of plant oils for that community’s economic development. She has also worked on projects at the nanoscience and nanotechnology
        institute at the University of Iowa. She is active as a youth mentor, and in Habitat for Humanity and other community projects. She is a varsity tennis player.
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        Benjamin B.H. Wilcox
        Illinois, 2013


        Current place of residence: Winnetka


        University: Harvard University


        Other information: Benjamin is a senior at Harvard majoring in history, with a minor in economics. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa as a junior, he has done policy and
        community work with a Brazilian NGO, and his senior thesis relates to race and Brazilian history. Ben is also president of the Harvard-Radcliffe chorus, vice president
        of the international relations council, and has written for the Harvard Crimson and the Harvard Political Review. He has also logged 10,000 miles on self-suspended
        cycling trips across North American and Europe.




        Rachel M. Woodlee
        South Carolina, 2013


        Current place of residence: Greer


        University: Wofford College


        Other information: Rachel is a senior at Wofford College where she majors in business economics and Chinese language and culture. Rachel is fluent in Mandarin,
        and a junior member of Phi Beta Kappa. She is captain of Wofford’s Division I volleyball team. She has traveled in several regions of China, lived with a family in
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        Tibet, and has also studied in Peru and India.




        Nina M. Yancy
        Texas, 2013


        Current place of residence: DeSoto


        University: Harvard University


        Other information: Nina is a senior at Harvard majoring in social studies. Nina has interned in the British House of Commons, for CNN, and for the Center for
        American Political Studies. She has been a teacher and director of Citystep, an organization that provides dance instruction to low income youth, and worked with
        developmentally challenged youth in Peru. She is also a member of the Harvard Ballet Company and a choreographer for the Expressions Dance Company. While in
        high school, her family lost their home in Hurricane Katrina. Nina was recently chosen to be the first class marshal of her graduating class.




        Phillip Z. Yao
        New Jersey, 2013


        Current place of residence: North Caldwell


        University: Harvard University


        Other information: Phillip is a senior at Harvard where he majors in physics and minors in philosophy. Phil is passionate about the intersection of education and
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        technology. He has mentored in the Prep for Prep program in New York City, worked in the New York City Mayor’s office on a new computer science curriculum, and
        founded a virtual library that will reach over a million students in India while on a summer fellowship. Phil was chair of education policy of the Harvard Undergraduate
        Council, is a member of the University's Educational Policy Committee and is also a pianist and a poet.




        Daniel W. Young
        Virginia, 2013


        Current place of residence: Charlottesville


        University: Cornell University


        Other information: Daniel is a senior at Cornell majoring in philosophy and minoring in South Asian studies. He spent last spring semester in Nepal conducting
        research for his senior thesis on the social activism on Dalit (“untouchable”) castes. His work in philosophy is focused on the intersection of normative ethics and
        political theory. Daniel is active in the Cornell prison education program, offering liberal arts courses to men in maximum and medium security prisons. He is also
        active in Cornell’s outdoor education program and sings with the Cornell glee club.




        Qili (Cherry) Xu
        Hong Kong, 2013


        Current place of residence: Hong Kong


        University: The University of Hong Kong
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        Current/ recent course: Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (2012) / Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL)


        Other information: Cherry completed her LLB with First Class Honours, graduating first in her year, and will complete the PCLL this year. She is a senior editor of the
        Hong Kong Journal of Legal Studies, and represented her university in the 2012 Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Following participation in a
        voluntary programme at the Thai / Myanmar border, Cherry leads a media project to help raise awareness for legal and political activism in the area. For light relief,
        she enjoys literature, music, photography, and drawing. Her passion for law is borne of a keen sense of justice, and she hopes to develop this in the future as a
        barrister in Hong Kong and China.




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