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UCCGS Gates US Scholars-elect 2017

last modified Feb 10, 2017 12:48 PM

Gates LogoThirty-six of the most academically outstanding and socially committed US citizens have been selected to be part of the 2017 class of Gates Cambridge Scholars at the University of Cambridge.

We are delighted to announce that Ms Anna Forringer-Beal, MPhil in Multi-Disciplinary Gender Studies, has been awarded a Gates US Scholarship for 2017-18.

Anna Forringer-BealAnna Forringer-Beal’s undergraduate research at the University of Michigan focused on understanding the experiences of Central American women as they migrated to the United States. While researching at the Undocumented Migration Project, she was able to explore how cultural perceptions of immigration and gender influenced modern policy. As an MPhil student at Cambridge, Anna’s research will compare human trafficking policy in the United Kingdom and the United States to better understand their impact.

We will also welcome a second Gates US Scholar, Mr Atticus Deprospo, MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies, with a scholarship award deferred from 2016-17.

Atticus DeprospoAtticus DeProspo received his B.S. degree in Industrial & Labour Relations from Cornell University in May 2015, graduating with honours. He wrote his senior honour thesis on LGBTQ inclusion in collegiate athletics, where he created a survey to measure the current climate surrounding LGBTQ inclusion in NCAA athletic departments. He worked in Florida and Washington D.C. as an intern for Senator Marco Rubio and also interned at the Supreme Court of the United States in 2015. Atticus wishes to pursue a career as a public servant in the federal government and as an inclusion ambassador for professional sport leagues. He is honoured to be joining the Gates Cambridge community, made up of scholars working to improve society all around the world.

We congratulate both students on this great achievement.