Sarah Cornett ‘16

Coro Fellows Program

Fellow in Public Affairs at FOCUS, St. Louis, Missouri

Hometown: Sacramento

Major: History

Interests: Running slowly and reading long form journalism

Best travel experience: Trying to find a train with friends in the Czech countryside while studying abroad.

What people don't know about me: I love listening to Top 40 in the car.

Words to live by: "Go to where the silence is and say something." -- Amy Goodman

Dani Hupper '17

Udall Scholarship

Environmental Studies Scholarship

Hometown: New York

Major: Environmental Studies- Politics

Interests: Environmental policy, climate action, environmental education, and all things energy!

Best travel experience: Going to Montreal with two of my best friends over winter break on the coldest week of the year. All we had was a bulk pack of Hostess pink snowballs, a newly-rented Ford Fiesta, and a semblance of a plan.

What people don't know about me: I'm addicted to Cherry Pepsi and country music.

Words to live by: "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -MLK

Mathias Sanyer '15

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

English teaching assistant, Malaysia

Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah

Major(s): Studio Art and Psychology

Interests: You can find me scaling mountains, skiing, and scuba diving. I love art of any form, but especially painting. I also enjoy strumming on my guitar.

Best Travel Experience: In Malaysia I got tattooed by the Iban people of Sarawak. My tattoo is the bundas terong: an eggplant flower containing the rope of life (a spiral). Iban men are given this tattoo when they leave on their berjalai (walk), to explore the outside world.

What people don't know about me: I love to dance. While in Malaysia I'm trying to learn traditional dances as well as dance to some live music at a good watering hole.

Words to live by: You can do anything you want, just make sure you help others.

Audrey Inglis ‘16

French Teaching Assistantship

English teaching assistantship, Lyon, France

Hometown: San Carlos, California

Major: Biology

Interests: Gelato, yoga, coffee, guitar, and new languages

Best travel experience: Volunteering at an animal rescue sanctuary in Costa Rica

What people don't know about me: I love spending time in airports

Words to live by: "I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it" - Pablo Picasso

Mary Brady '18

Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

Academic funding and summer training from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Hometown: Redmond, Washington

Major: Biology

Interests: Being outside as much as possible

Best travel experience: Watching thunderstorms roll over the mountains of New Mexico

What people don't know about me: I have yet to find a fruit I don't like

Words to live by: If there is anything you can do to help, do it even if you think it is too small to make a difference

Samuel Curtis '16

Princeton in Asia

English teaching assistantship, KIMEP University, Kazakhstan

Hometown: Corvallis, Oregon

Major: BBMB

Interests: Cross-country skiing, Russian language, and musical theater

Best travel experience: For winter break, I stuck around in Kazakhstan. It was a break chock-full of skiing, curriculum development, and exploring downtown Almaty's vibrant nightlife.

What people don't know about me: My age! Some of my students are my age, or even older. I try not to reveal that.

Words to live by: There's an interesting Russian equivalent to our "no pain, no gain," that goes: "without effort, you can't even pull a fish out of the pond."

Katie Steen '16

Austrian Teaching Assistantship Program

English Teaching Assistant, Austria

Hometown: Boulder, Colorado

Major: Gender Studies

Interests: Since being in Austria, I have tried slam poetry, partner ballroom dance classes and reporting on the radio.

Best travel experience: I loved seeing Venice during the high water and dancing in the flooded Piazza San Marco to the live orchestral music.

What people don't know about me: My room has a chandelier with glass fruit on it!

Words to live by: "Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open."-Albus Dumbledore

Jeremy Nolan '16

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

English teaching assistant, Mexico

Hometown: Vista, California

Major: Biology and Spanish

Interests: bike touring, backpacking, skiing, photography, and flying

Best travel experience: Solo biking 4,558 miles from Astoria, OR to Yorktown, VA on the TransAmerica Trail

What people don't know about me: I love any and all forms of melodic percussion

Words to live by: "The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun." -Christopher McCandless

Gillian Gray '17

Beinecke Scholarship

Graduate study in the arts, humanities and social sciences

Hometown: Hughson, California

Major: Philosophy

Interests: Poetry, vegan baking, bubble tea, sitcoms, dogs, mysteries

Best travel experience: Hiking from Fira to Oia along the coast of Santorini, followed by dairy-free gelato, a delicious dinner set to the sound of live music, and a gorgeous sunset over the ocean.

What people don't know about me: I used to sell t-shirts and earplugs at monster truck rallies.

Words to live by: "You can never be overdressed or overeducated." --Oscar Wilde

Andrew Reckers '16

Princeton in Asia

International Water Management Institute, Kathmandu, Nepal

Hometown: Danville, California

Major: Environmental Studies-Biology

Interests: Plants and baseball

Best travel experience: Can't go wrong with

What people don't know about me: Six toes on my left foot

Words to live by: Defense wins championships

Brian Raftrey '14

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Cell biology, Stanford University

Hometown: Palo Alto, California

Major: Biology

Interests/pleasures: hiking, skiing, gardening

Best travel experience: backpacking in Kings Canyon National Park, California

Caitlin Morley '15

Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Marshall Scholarship finalist

English Teaching Assistantship, Colombia

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Major: Anthropology

Interests: reading, especially murder mysteries or anything macabre; drawing; new places; new and weird foods.

Best travel experience: hitching a ride on a tractor in Chile or encountering a family of howler monkeys while hiking along Colombia's Pacific Coast

What people don't know about me: I love to collect new words. I have sticky notes and old receipts with new words littering my purse and every drawer.

Words to live by: "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde

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