Recent Grads Awarded Fellowships to Study at Cambridge and Oxford

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., August 17, 2021–Eight members of the Class of 2021 are beginning studies at Cambridge University and Oxford University this fall, with support from Williams fellowships.

Students receiving Dr. Herchel Smith Fellowships to pursue M.Phil. degrees at Cambridge University’s Emmanuel College are:

  • Erin Courville, a biology and English major from Essex, Vt., studying translational biomedical research
  • James Fitzgerald, a Chinese major from Sag Harbor, N.Y., studying politics and international studies
  • Jason Mazique, a political science major from College Park, Md., studying population health sciences (deferring his start to 2022-23 in order to complete a Luce Scholarship)
  • Mohammed Memfis, an environmental studies and political science major from Union City, Ga., studying Anthropocene studies
  • Sonia Nyarko, a biology and history major from Burtonsville, Md., studying American history
  • Marya Rana, an Arabic studies and biology major from San Diego, Calif., studying population health sciences

Students receiving the Donovan-Moody Fellowship for study at Oxford University’s Exeter College are:

  • Virginia Marr, an art and comparative literature major from Chapel Hill, N.C., who will pursue an M.Phil. in refugee and forced migration studies
  • Dominic Madera, a comparative literature and English major from Houston, Texas, who will pursue a B.A. in English