2019 – 2020
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Rebecca Turkington (SSP ’17)
A graduate of Georgetown’s Security Studies Program and a former program associate at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, Turkington will use her scholarship to pursue doctoral studies in history at University of Cambridge, where she will explore how women’s transnational organizing in the Middle East and North Africa has influenced global policy in the 20th century.
Anita Williams (COL ’17)
Anita Williams, who now works for Google, will use her recently awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a degree at the University of Cambridge that will help her continue advocating for increased and diverse safeguards in technology to help protect vulnerable communities online.
Sarah Baran (COL ’14)
Sarah Baran, who studied government at Georgetown, will pursue a Masters in International Policy at the Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences.
During her undergraduate years, she worked at the Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace, & World Affairs as an education and social justice research fellow and moved abroad after graduation to pursue her passions for humanitarian aid work.
Christopher Stromeyer (SFS ’14)
Christopher Stromeyer studied International Economics at Georgetown and will pursue an MBA at Stanford.
Since graduating, the alumnus has worked both in the private and public sector in Washington DC, Mexico City and Buenos Aires. Most recently, he served as the director of strategic planning for the Province of Buenos Aires, which encompasses 40% of Argentina’s population.
After completing his MBA, Christopher plans to return to Argentina to apply his knowledge toward the Argentine government sector.
Rebecca Kuang (SFS ’18)
Kyra Kocis (SFS’20)
With a degree in Science, Technology and International Affairs , from the School of Foreign Service, Kyra Kocis will use her Marshall Scholarship to pursue two master’s degrees in the United Kingdom studying social research methods and urban planning.
Sally Matson (COL ’20)
After graduating from Georgetown College with degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science, Sally Matson will use her Marshall Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in climate change at the University of East Anglia and a master’s degree in machine learning and machine intelligence from the University of Cambridge.
Joey Fernandez (SFS ’20)
Kawther Berhanu (COL ’19)
Jada Bullen (SFS ’17)
Sara Rotenberg (NHS ’20)
Committed to creating an equitable world for people with disabilities, Sara Rotenberg will use her Rhodes Scholarship to pursue an M.Phil. in evidence-based social intervention and policy evaluation at the University of Oxford. She the first to earn this scholarship from Georgetown’s School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS).
Ning Bao (COL ’20)
Ning Bao, a political economy major from the Zhejiang province in China, hopes to use her Schwarzman Scholarship to help her build bridges between China and the Middle East. Ning spent her high school years in Jordan, where she started a music program for Syrian Refugees.
Tomás Álvarez Belón (SFS ’18)
Tomás Álvarez Belón, a consultant at Bain & Company, wants to leverage technology to address pressing social challenges, specifically immigration. Tomás taught U.S. civics to formerly undocumented immigrants at the non-profit CARECEN to prepare them for their citizenship interviews.
John Rindone (SFS ’20)
John Rindone, an international economics major, has researched Chinese soft power for the U.S. State Department and provided World Trade Organization litigation support to the Office of the United States Trade Representative. John was a student fellow at Georgetown’s Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues and also served as an SFS Junior Centenillial Fellow.
Anna Landre (SFS ’21)
Anna Landre, a recognized advocate for disability rights in the Georgetown community and beyond, hopes to use her Truman Scholarship to study at Georgetown’s Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) Program after graduating. After gaining her Master’s degree, Anna plans to join the U.S. Foreign Service in order to further disability rights globally.