Spring 2017| Posse Boston Quarterly


Boston Scholars Awarded Gilman Scholarships

Chidera Onyeoziri, Hamilton Posse 14, co-organizer of the 2015 Hamilton College TEDx Talk on Curiosity and Creativity: Uninhibited.

In December 2016, three of Posse Boston’s sophomore Scholars were awarded the Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in spring 2017.

The Gilman Scholarship Program, sponsored by the U.S. State Department, aims “to better prepare students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.” Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 in funding for study abroad and other opportunities.

Kalvin Nash, a biochemistry and French double major at Hamilton College, is studying inFrance through the Hamilton in France program. Kalvin is a research assistant in the chemistry department and vice president of Hamilton’s French Club. In 2016, Kalvin received an award for Student Research in Chemistry from the Edward and Virginia Taylor Fund.

Chidera Onyeoziri is spending the semester studying at the University of Oxford’s Worcester College in England through IFSA-Butler University.A double major in government and history at Hamilton College, Chidera is an active member of the campus community, serving as a writing tutor, a co-organizer of TEDx on campus and a multicultural peer mentor. In 2016, she was the management board intern at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, where she worked closely with the CEO, chief business officer and general counsel.

“This program has allowed me to critically engage the intersection of history and politics,” Chidera says. “I have begun to see how history and politics are inextricably linked; decision-making processes are ultimately informed by historical contexts.”

Hanh Pham is pursuing her career interests in healthcare and public policy in Geneva through the School for International Training’s Global Health Development and Policy Program. Hanh is an international studies major on a pre-med track at Denison College. In 2016, she interned with the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, where she had the opportunity to work with patients and experience the programmatic and administrative components of the organization. She is also busy on Denison’s campus as a founding sister of the Zeta Phi Chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, the first Latina sorority in the nation.

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