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Award-Winner Profiles - Truman Scholarship

 

Christine Curella

College: Macaulay Honors College | Hunter College
Awards:Truman Scholarship, 2007

Taking a Global View

Christine Curella plans to pursue degrees in international affairs and urban planning to create diverse, equitable and inclusive communities around the world.

Jake Levin

College: Macaulay Honors College | Brooklyn College
Awards:Truman Scholarship, 2015

Heading into Public Service

Jacob (Jake) Levin (Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College, B.A., political science and philosophy, history minor, '16) won a 2-15 Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a federally financed award that supports graduate study by students who are committed to public service.

Claire Lynch

College: Macaulay Honors College | City College
Awards:Truman Scholarship, 2017

Speaking the Language(s) on a Path to Aiding Refugees

Claire Lynch intends to apply her experience in grassroots advocacy and public policy, together with her growing fluency in Arabic and Spanish, to the needs of immigrants and refugees.

Ryan Merola

College: Macaulay Honors College | Brooklyn College
Awards:Truman Scholarship, 2006

Connecting with the Political Process

Brooklyn College's Ryan Merola has his eye on graduate school, law school and public office.

Lisette Nieves

College: Brooklyn College
Awards:Rhodes Scholarship, 1992; Truman Scholarship, 1991

Community Minded

Lisette Nieves, Rhodes Scholar and Truman Scholar, works to empower young people to succeed academically and in careers.

Ayodele Oti

College: Macaulay Honors College | City College
Awards:Truman Scholarship, 2011

Working for World Health

Truman winner Ayodele Oti, who is majoring in international studies, wants to advise governments in developing countries about public health programs, particularly to improve maternal and child health.

Gareth Rhodes

College: City College
Awards:Truman Scholarship, 2011

Heading into Public Service

Truman winner Gareth Rhodes is interested in the role of government and public policy in the livelihood of ordinary Americans.

Claudio Simpkins

College: Macaulay Honors College | City College
Awards:Truman Scholarship, 2005

A Passion for Policy and Politics

Claudio Simpkins of the Macaulay Honors College at City College is going to work on a doctorate in American politics.