Kellogg-affiliated graduating seniors and alumni are recipients of several prestigious fellowships and scholarships to pursue post-graduate opportunities.
“Our graduating seniors have confronted so many obstacles and challenges in these past few years and yet have managed to accomplish so much,” states Holly Rivers, Associate Director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. “ I am incredibly amazed by and proud of all of them,” she adds.
Kellogg International Scholar alumna MacKenzie Isaac ‘20 will study at the University of Oxford in England next year as a member of the United States Rhodes Scholar Class of 2022. She is one of 32 Rhodes Scholars selected from a pool of 826 candidates this year. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology, minoring in data science and Latino studies. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in health education from Columbia University Teachers College in New York.
Also an International Scholar alumna, Geraldine Mukumbi ’16 will attend Stanford University next year as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar. The scholarship provides up to three years of funding for graduate students across disciplines, engaging students in experiences that prepare them to be visionary, courageous, and collaborative leaders prepared to address complex challenges facing the world. Mukumbi, who majored in Africana studies, is currently a teacher in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Graduating senior Trevor Lwere ’22 will pursue a Master of Global Affairs in Beijing next year as a member of the Schwarzman Scholar Class of 2023, the first student from Notre Dame to receive the scholarship. A native of Kampala, Uganda, Lwere is one of 151 Schwarzman Scholars from a pool of nearly 3,000 applicants from around the globe. He is a Kellogg International Scholar graduating with majors in economics and global affairs and a minor in philosophy, politics & economics.
The National Science Foundation has selected Kellogg International Scholar Meredith (Mia) Lochhead '22 for its 2022 Graduate Research Fellowship Program, which supports students in STEM disciplines to pursue research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. A civil engineering major with a minor in resiliency and sustainability of engineering systems, Lochhead plans to pursue a masters in structural engineering at Stanford University this fall.
International Scholar Abigail Sticha ’22 is one of four recipients worldwide of a Google DeepMind Cambridge Scholarship, which funds postgraduate studies in computer science related fields. Sticha will pursue a Master's in machine learning and machine intelligence from Cambridge University. She is graduating with a major in applied and computational mathematics and statistics and minors in Catholic Social Tradition, data science, and science, technology and values.
Four graduating seniors are the recipients of Fulbright English Teaching Assistant awards to teach English in other countries. International Development Studies (IDS) minors Isabel Barnidge ‘22 (pre-health studies and Spanish) will teach in the Canary Islands, Spain; Olivia Dopheide ‘22 (anthropology) will teach in Colombia; and Maria Teel ’22 (French and political science), who co-chaired the 2022 Human Development Conference, will teach in Senegal. Kellogg International Scholar Sophia Kics ’22, who majored in Spanish and pre-health studies with a minor in gender studies, will teach in Mexico.
International Scholar Anne Foley ’22, who majored in anthropology and global affairs with a concentration in IDS, has received a Boren Scholarship to study Arabic in Morocco. She was a co-chair of the 2021 Human Development Conference.
Kellogg alumnae DeJorie Monroe '16 (Latin American Studies Program minor) and Irla Atanda '20 (IDS minor) have received a Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship and a Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship, respectively. Funded by the US Department of State and administered annually by Howard University, these programs award fellowships that cover tuition, room, board, books, and fees for completion of two-year master’s degrees, as well as provide internship opportunities. Upon completion of the fellowship programs, Monroe and Atanda will receive appointments as foreign service officers in the State Department.