Julie King '12
Julie has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Germany, where she will teach at the elementary or high-school level. Julie is excited to return to Germany, where she spent junior year abroad. “I've been missing the country and culture terribly, so I cannot wait to return. I am excited for the new challenge of teaching,” she says.
“My choice to go abroad defined my Dickinson experience,” she says. “Another defining aspect of my time at Dickinson has been living in the Treehouse (Center for Sustainable Living) residence hall. I moved in my sophomore year and have loved the sense of community and daily challenge to live more environmentally conscientious.”
As a Fulbright Research Scholar, Allison will spend the 2012-13 academic year working alongside Dr. Stefan Engelhardt in his lab at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen in Munich, Germany. “I will research and characterize specific microRNAs that modulate cardiac hypertrophy,” she says. “Understanding cardiac signaling pathways involving these microRNAs may unveil new therapeutic strategies towards combating cardiovascular disease.”
How has Dickinson prepared Allison for Life Beyond the Limestone?
David Milstein '13
Hometown: McLean, Va.
David has received for the second-consecutive year, a merit-based scholarship from The Phillips Foundation, under its Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship Program. The Phillips Foundation selects undergraduates considered to be top conservative student activists. David is one of just 12 students nationwide to receive a scholarship renewal. He has served as the president of Dickinson College Republicans, as a statewide coordinator for Students for Pat Toomey and interned for Americans for Prosperity, a conservative organization, for the last two summers. During the fall 2011 semester, David went to The Washington Center through Dickinson’s program in Washington, D.C., where he interned for the Republican Study Committee (RSC), the conservative caucus of the House of Representatives.
Phoebe Oldach '13
Hometown: Chapel Hill, N.C.
Phoebe has been awarded a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. She is one of only 282 students nationwide to receive the 2012 scholarship. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program fosters and encourages excellence in science and mathematics by providing financial assistance for highly qualified individuals to contribute to their education and research in the sciences.
Oldach has conducted student-faculty research on the genomic remodeling on leukemia cells and is currently studying abroad in Australia through Dickinson’s program at the University of Queensland, where she is working in the wetlab of Moreton Bay Research Station. She also is part of a research group investigating the effects of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. A teaching assistant for biology and a tutor in chemistry, Oldach has been involved with Amnesty International and served as a leader for community services trips and as a facilitator for the Sustained Dialogue Conflict Resolution Program. She would like to pursue a Ph.D. towards work in biomedical research, public health initiatives or teaching at the university level.
Giovania Tiarachristie '13
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
For the second-consecutive year, Giovania has been selected as a Udall Scholar in recognition of her environmental and social-justice work on and off campus. She was one of only 80 scholarship recipients chosen from a field of 585 candidates from 274 colleges and universities.
Published March 22, 2012