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Fall 2015 Scholars

Madeleine Boel
Madeleine Boel '17

Madeleine Boel is a sophomore at the College. She hails from Alexandria, Virginia and is pursuing a double major in Environmental Policy and Public Policy. Her passion lies in preserving natural systems for the next generation. After graduation Madeleine would like to work on policy in Washington, particularly in relation to social issues and environmental policy. On campus, Madeleine is Co-Facilitator of the Student Environmental Action Coalition, a group of people dedicated to environmental awareness and action. She also enjoys being a member of Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, reducing waste on campus with Dorm Mania, and putting on events with AMP Sustainability & Diversity. During her time at the College, she has been thrilled to engage with the community through service in the Williamsburg area. In her free time she enjoys the Farmer’s Market, Aroma’s coffee, and doing yoga at the Campus Rec.

Jackie Borman
Jackie Borman '17

Jackie is a rising junior from Falls Church, Virginia. She is a government major, but  enjoys taking classes in a wide range of subjects. Jackie is very interested in both education and health policy. At school, she is an E-Intern for Atlas Corps, a member of an undergraduate research team, and a peer reviewer for the James Blair Historical Review. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, playing tennis, and cheering both on the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs. Jackie loves living and learning in Williamsburg but is excited to experience all that Washington has to offer.

Heather Jackson
Heather Jackson '16

Heather Jackson is a junior at the College of William and Mary. She is pursuing a double major in Government and Arabic/Middle Eastern Studies.  A military brat and now an ROTC cadet herself, she fell in love with traveling and learning about other cultures from a young age.  She recently returned from studying and conducting research in Morocco and looks forward to continue working on her fluency in Arabic. 

She is interested in deepening her understanding of U.S. and Middle Eastern foreign relations and international development. When she is not in the library with tea in hand or participating in extracurriculars you can often find her sweating it out in the gym or outdoors.  She loves all forms of dance and trying new foods. She is looking forward to absorbing all that interning in D.C. has to offer. 

William Marker
William Marker '18

William is a sophomore at the College of William and Mary planning on majoring in Public Policy and Accounting. Having grown up in rural Kenbridge, VA, he is excited to spend a semester in fast-paced, vibrant Washington DC. On campus, William is involved with the Baptist Collegiate Ministries, William and Larry: Students for Equal Protection under Virginia Law, as well as Students for Stop Hunger Now. Passionate about social change, he is looking forward to the opportunity to expand and develop his interests in Washington. 

Pat McGovern
Pat McGovern '16

Pat McGovern is a senior from Leesburg, Virginia. He is pursuing a double major in Sociology and Public Policy, allowing him to pursue topics of study such as LGBT issues, welfare, and criminology. His time at William & Mary has fostered an interest in public defense and civil rights. He's looking forward to living in Washington, a city where important change occurs daily, and the experiences of an urban environment. On campus he served as the Fundraising Chair of the Gamma Psi Chapter of Phi Sigma Pi, is involved with the Radio Club, and contributes to the Botetourt Squat. When he isn't busy with classwork he enjoys running in the woods.

Ub Qiu
Ub Qiu '16

Ub Qiu is currently a junior at the College of William and Mary from Guangzhou, China. She is double majoring in Psychology and Environmental Policy. She spent Spring 2014 semester in a small eco-village called Solheimar in Iceland and started her passion towards sustainability and environmental issues. She also studied abroad in Cambridge, UK the past summer exploring the places and culture. On campus, she is one of the EcoAmbassador Interns as well as members of Chinese Students Organization and photography club. In her free time, you can find her watching horror movies, jogging, cooking, baking, or reading. She is so excited about the upcoming DC semester, hoping to explore the historical and political development of social movements in various issue areas. Of course, she also looks forward to trying all sorts of delicious cuisine that DC can offer!

Kerri Stanton
Kerri Stanton '18

Kerri Stanton is a rising sophomore from Apex, North Carolina. She is considering a major in Public Policy, as she is passionate about enacting change related to a range of social issues, especially education reform. On campus, she is a member of the Aim 4 program, a Campus Kitchen volunteer, a youth soccer coach through the VA Legacy Soccer Club Community Partnership, and a member of the club lacrosse team. In her free time, she enjoys watching Parks & Rec and eating Ben & Jerry's, and she hopes to one day hike the entire Appalachian Trail.

Eden Tadesse
Eden Tadesse '17

Eden Tadesse is a sophomore at the College, originally from Fairfax, VA. She is pursuing a major in Government and a minor in Sociology, motivated by her interest in the legislative process as it relates to social change. On campus, she is involved as a Diversity Peer Educator for the Center of Student Diversity. In addition, she is a member of both the Debate Society and Voices For Planned Parenthood. In her free time, Eden enjoys reminiscing over cartoons of the early 2000s, and making new memories with friends. Eden is excited to study looking forward to spending her time interning and studying in the nation’s capital in the fall!

Faith Walters
Faith Walters '15

Faith Walters is a senior from the tiny town of Bealeton, Virginia. She is majoring in government with a minor in sociology with a particular passion in human rights. On campus, Faith has been a varsity cheerleader since her freshmen year as well as a participant in Relay for Life. In her free time, Faith enjoys black and white film photography, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. Faith is ecstatic for the upcoming semester in DC and can't wait to see what it brings.