Profiles of UMass Boston Fellowships Winners
Profiles of UMass Boston Fellowship Winners
A student who once struggled with tuition bills and academic motivation, Menz became known at UMass Boston for his dedication to his studies and commitment to helping others. A pre-med biochemistry major, he mentored his peers as a teaching assistant and served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer. Tim was recently awarded a Fulbright grant to work alongside doctors seeking to improve the high infant mortality rate in India.
History and Political Science, 2000
Alex entered college at the age of 24 from a trilingual household. After earning a Fulbright to Norway and two graduate degrees, he went on to compete in the 2002 Winter Olympics as a cross-county skier.
Political Science and Philosophy, 2002
Ben began as a non-degree student, graduated summa cum laude and won a Fulbright to England. He was also a Marshall finalist and a Rhodes semi-finalist. He is now pursuing a Ph. D. at Cornell University.
Independent Major, 2000
One of only 20 U.S. students to win the Fulbright to England, Colin earned a master's degree at University College London and is now an instructor at a college in Texas.
Mark entered UMass Boston with a GED and graduated magna cum laude. He excelled durning a semester at the University of Oxford and won a Marshall Scholarship. Having completed two masters degrees in England, he began medical school at Brown University in 2005.
Michael, one of only ten undergraduates nationwide to receive a Fulbright Fellowship to Japan, studied at Osaka University. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics at Indiana University.
"Chuka" was selected as a semi-finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship. He completed an MD degree at Boston University, and an MBA degree at George Washington University. He is now a resident in orthopedic surgery at a hospital in Philadelphia.