2011 Johnson Opportunity Grant Winners

Samia Alam '12

Samia Alam is a Biology major from Woodside, N.Y. She spent her summer working in an urban health clinic in Bangladesh through the Distressed Children and Infants International (DCI) Volunteer Program.

Lauren Bardin '12

Lauren Bardin, a senior global politics and Russian Area Studies double major from Salem, N.Y., spent the summer staying with a Russian family and teaching them English through Geo Vision's Conversation Corps Russia program.

Chloe Bellomy '12

Chloe Bellomy is an English major with a minor in creative writing from Santa Barbara, Ca. She spent her summer as an intern with Independent Education, an educational non-profit in Washington, D.C., while also pursuing an education fund-raising start-up called ABC's for Change.

Megan Bock '13

Megan Bock is a biology major from Holmdel, New Jersey. She spent the summer as an intern at the public medical clinic in Valparaiso, Chile, through Experiential Learning Abroad.

Blaise Buma '13

Blaise Buma is a junior mathematics and economics major Cameroon. He was one of 32 delegates chosen to debate six key resolutions at the One Young World international youth summit in Zurich, Switzerland this fall.

Steele Burrow '13

Steele Burrow is a junior politics major with a global focus from Dallas, Texas. He undertook a resource development/artistic marketing internship this summer with the nongovernmental organization Touchwood Ecological and Social Foundation based in Kotagiri, India.

Grace Cushman '12

Grace Cushman is a psychology major with a minor in mass communications from Wilton, CT. She spent the summer as a clinical and forensic intern with Psychological Health Associates in Winchester, Va.

Xinnan Wang '12

Xinnan Wang is a senior biology and economics major from Rockville, Md. She used her Johnson Opportunity Grant to study traditional medicine with acupuncturist Dr. Lin Lua in Chengdu, China.