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Friday
Jul272012

Jean Junior and Darryl Finkton named Rhodes Scholars

Friday
Jul272012

Jean Junior '09

Jean Junior graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University with an A.B. in sociology in 2009. She spent her undergraduate years engaging in social justice and global health work through organizations such as the Harvard College Global Health and AIDS Coalition. She was also deeply involved with CityStep, an amazingly fun undergraduate-run dance education program for public school students. During the summer after her sophomore year, Jean interned at iTEACH, an NGO based in South Africa, which works to save the lives of people with HIV and TB. While there, she designed a community-based study aimed at providing patients with sustainable vegetable gardens. She spent the following summer in Bangladesh doing rural health research and studying poverty alleviation strategies at BRAC (formerly, the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Corporation). As a senior, she wrote a thesis on the gendered experiences of African physician immigrants to the U.S. Since graduating, Jean has returned to South Africa as a Fulbright fellow to evaluate and improve iTEACH’s treatment program for end-stage AIDS patients. She is spending two years at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar studying Comparative Social Policy. Then, she will return to the U.S. for medical school. In broad terms, her ultimate goal is to try her hardest to alleviate poverty, hunger, illness, and human suffering. Jean loves playing clarinet and “talking to people who want to make the world a better place.”