Written by Ivy Nguyen.
Four juniors are part of the 2011 class of Truman scholars, according to a release in the Stanford Report. The foundation grants $30,000 graduate school scholarships to students who pursue careers in public service. Fellows also receive leadership training, career and graduate school counseling and internship opportunities within the federal government.
One fellow, Ishan Nath ’12, is double majoring in economics and Earth systems with a focus on energy. Nath taught environmental science to seventh graders in Cambridge, Mass., through the Breakthrough Collaborative and served as a senior consultant on the National Commission on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling.
Teryn Norris ’11, who studies public policy, leads Americans for Energy Leadership, an organization that lobbies for federal investment in clean energy research. Norris served for two years at the Breakthrough Institute, where he collaborated on a proposal that the Obama campaign adapted as part of its $150 billion clean energy platform.
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