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Catching Up with Past Scholars: Marie Vastola

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Marie Vastola was a STEM scholar in 2015, when she did molecular biology research in the laboratory of Dr. Irv Weissman at the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at Stanford University. Where are you from? Northern California. I grew up in the Bay Area and then moved to Pacific Grove. Where did you go to school? What did you study?…

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Catching Up with Past Scholars: Juliette Rando

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Juliette Rando was a STEM Scholar in 2015 when she interned for the human genetics lab of Dr. Sarah Tishkoff (University of Pennsylvania).  Where are you from? Sharon, Massachusetts. Where did you go to school? What did you study? I studied at Haverford College, where I majored in biology and minored in neuroscience. What was the best part of your internship? During my internship, I was…

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Catching Up with Past Scholars: Ivana Djukic

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Ivana Djukic was a Graduate Scholar in 2015 when she interned for the Save the Children. Where are you from? Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Where did you go to school? What did you study? I received my M.A. in International Affairs with a focus in conflict and conflict resolution from the Elliott School at the George Washington University What was the best…

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Catching Up with Past Scholars: Eleanor Krause

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Eleanor Krause was a Graduate Scholar in 2015 when she interned for the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) U.S. Climate Program. Where are you from? Bloomington, Indiana. Where did you go to school? What did you study? I was an undergraduate at the University of Vermont, receiving a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Environmental Studies. When I was a Foundation scholar, I…

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Catching Up with Past Scholars: Lexii Carrillo

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Alejandra (Lexii) Carrillo was an Undergraduate Scholar in 2014 when she interned for the Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Office of International Affairs. Where are you from? Dearborn, Michigan. Where did you go to school? What did you study? I majored in classics and sociology, minored in philosophy, and had a concentration in legal studies at Macalester College. What was the best part…

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Catching Up with Past Scholars: Olga Boichak

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Olga Boichak was a Graduate Scholar in 2015 when she interned for the Center for European Policy Analysis. Where are you from? Ternopil, Ukraine Where did you go to school? What did you study? I received my master’s in public administration (MPA) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. What was the best part of your internship? The best…

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Catching Up with Past Scholars: Pia Furkan

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Shabia (Pia) Furkan was an Undergraduate Scholar in 2014 when she interned for the Women’s Action for New Directions. Where are you from? Paterson, NJ Where did you go to school? What did you study? I studied government and sociology at the Smith College. What was the best part of your internship? My favorite part of the internship was being able to go…

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Catching Up with Past Scholars: Courtney Cronin

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Courtney Cronin was an Undergraduate Scholar in 2013 when she interned for the Small Business Majority. Where are you from? Boxford, Massachusetts Where did you go to school? What did you study? I studied political science and sociology at the University of San Diego and currently I study law at Stanford Law School. What was the best part of your internship? I think…

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