16 New England students among 2023 Rhodes Scholars

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The class of 2023 includes three students from MIT, four from Harvard, and five from Yale.


Harvard University’s Cambridge campus, which had four students selected as Rhodes Scholars this year. Gretchen Ertl/The New York Times

Half of this year’s newly selected Rhodes Scholars grew up in New England or are currently studying here.

The selected students – 32 in total – will go to Oxford University in England next October to pursue various degrees, two or three years of free study. The class of 2023 includes three students from MIT, four from Harvard, and five from Yale.

Here are 16 scholars from or studying in New England.

Natives of New England

Tessa KJ Haining — Newton, Massachusetts

A senior at Harvard University, Haining is currently pursuing a dual degree in chemistry and comparative literature. She is also a varsity rower, violinist, and director of Harvard’s Eating Concerns Hotline and Outreach. At Oxford, Harding plans to complete a Master of Philosophy degree in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology.

Alice NC Hauser – Kennebunk, Maine

A graduate of Wake Forest University in North Carolina, Hauser studied philosophy and piano performance. He has fields of music and law, and works to teach Syrian refugees. At Oxford, Alice will pursue a Master of Science degree in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies.

Isaac A. Robinson – Milton, Massachusetts

Robinson is a senior computer scientist and mathematician at Harvard University. He is a varsity heavyweight rower and president of the Harvard College Democrats, and plans to complete a Master of Science degree in Advanced Computer Science at Oxford.

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Margaret T. Williams – Greenwich, Connecticut

Originally from Connecticut, Williams is an economics major at the United States Military Academy. He has served in the White House and plans to serve as an Army Engineer. He is also an athlete, with medals in lacrosse and soccer. At Oxford, he plans to complete a Master of Philosophy in Economics for Development.

Student scholarships

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

John B. Cook – Long Island City, New York

After graduating from MIT this year, Cook began his masters at the same school in electrical engineering and computer science. At Oxford, he will pursue a Master of Science degree in Internet Social Science.

Matthew Kearney – Austin, Texas

Kearney is a senior student in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Philosophy at MIT. His research interests include artificial intelligence and machine learning. He is also the captain of the MIT cross country team. He will pursue a Master of Science by Research degree in Statistics at Oxford.

Jupneet K. Singh – Somis, California

An MIT chemistry major, Singh is a cadet lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force ROTC program. He plans to become a military surgeon and do research in biochemistry. Singh has also established many programs for local youth. At Oxford, she will pursue a Master of Science in Evidence-based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation.

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Harvard University

Henry A. Cerbone – Albright, West Virginia

Cerbone is a senior at Harvard pursuing bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science with a concentration in robotics. He is also an opinion writer and photographer. At Oxford, Henry plans to complete a Doctor of Philosophy degree in biology.

Amisha Kambath – San Ramon, California

Kambath is a senior professor of social studies at Harvard. He has worked on several policy initiatives at the university and has studied at the NAACP. Kambath plans to complete a Master of Studies in English (English and American Studies) at Oxford.

Lauren Kim – Chicago, Illinois

A Harvard senior, Kim will receive a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and engineering science and a master’s degree in chemistry and chemical biology this year. Kim’s interests and accomplishments are focused on public life. At Oxford, she will pursue a Master of Science in International Health and Tropical Medicine.

Brian H. Wee – Erie, Colorado

Wee is a Harvard student majoring in Chemical and Physical Biology and Government. He has extensively studied the impact of COVID-19 on the immunocompromised, and volunteers at Harvard’s homeless shelter. Wee plans to complete a Master of Science degree in International Health and Tropical Medicine.

Yale University

Sophie M. Huttner – Sarasota, Florida

Huttner is senior director of global affairs at Yale. Among other extracurriculars, she works as a volunteer interpreter in Spanish and Portuguese for women fleeing gender-based violence. He plans to complete a Master of Science in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies at Oxford.

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Henry Large – Washington, DC

Large is a standout at Yale, where he made big history with Spanish and played rugby. His academic and international volunteer work focuses on Latin American migration issues. At Oxford, he will pursue a Master of Philosophy in Latin American Studies, then plans to join the Marine Corps.

James A. Mullins — Hershey, Pennsylvania

A senior at Yale, Mullins majors in ethics, politics, and economics. He has served in many policy-oriented organizations and has served as president and Solidarity Chair of the Yale Black Men’s Union. He plans to complete a Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Oxford.

Ulystean J. Oates – Knoxville, Tennessee

Oates is a senior political science major at Yale. She has completed numerous policy-focused internships and served in Yale’s student government. At Oxford, Oates intends to pursue a Master of Philosophy in Politics.

Veer Sangha – Columbia, Missouri

Sangha is a senior at Yale College with degrees in computer science, mathematics, and data science. His research revolves around artificial intelligence and healthcare. Veer will pursue a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Health Data Science at Oxford.



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