Two Princeton seniors and one Oxford student named Sachs Scholars

1月. 14, 2022, 9:55 a.m.

Princeton seniors Nathnael Mengistie and 悉尼休斯, and University of Oxford student 伊莉斯Doumergue, have been named recipients of the Daniel M. 1960年萨克斯大学毕业生奖学金,这是OPE体育的最高奖项之一.

Mengistie was named a Sachs Scholar at Oxford’s Worcester College; 休斯, a Sachs Global Scholar; and Doumergue, OPE体育官网的萨克斯学者.

萨克斯奖学金旨在通过提供学习的机会来拓宽获奖者的全球经验, work or travel abroad after graduation. It was established by classmates and friends of Daniel Sachs, a distinguished Princeton student athlete in the Class of 1960, who attended Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Sachs died of cancer at 年龄 28 in 1967. The award is given to those who best exemplify Sachs’ character, 情报和承诺, and whose scholarship is most likely to benefit the public.

Nathnael Mengistie

Nathnael Mengistie

Nathnael Mengistie

Mengistie, of Frederick, Maryland, is concentrating in the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) and pursuing certificates in French and global health and health policy.

He plans to use his Sachs Scholarship to pursue separate master’s degrees, 一个是国际卫生和热带医学,一个是循证社会干预和政策评价. 他的研究将探索旨在扩大非洲国家卫生保健人力和制药能力的卫生筹资改革. After his time at Oxford, Mengistie plans to attend medical school.

“我的最终目标是成为一名医生和卫生政策专家,研究如何建立公平的卫生系统,减少国家内部和国家之间的卫生差距,”他说. “我相信成为萨克斯学者会让我离实现这个梦想更近一步.”

孟吉斯蒂出生在埃塞俄比亚,他说他早期的童年经历影响了他对医学和卫生政策的兴趣.

“我在埃塞俄比亚长大, 它是世界上医生密度最低的国家之一,每1人不到4名医生,000人, I witnessed first-hand the unfortunate consequences of a lack of doctors,他在申请论文中写道. “从在医院等待的漫长时间,到医疗失误导致的患者健康状况不佳, 我在埃塞俄比亚看到的问题让我产生了一种愿望,那就是在全球范围内改善医疗服务的获取和提供.”

他说,移居美国进一步提高了他对卫生政策的兴趣,因为他意识到卫生不平等无处不在. 这使得他对广泛的国内政策问题进行研究,包括如何改善联邦和州的财政政策,以支持美国的医疗保健安全网,这是他初级独立工作的一部分. 他的毕业论文重点关注COVID-19大流行期间远程医疗报销和监管政策的变化,以及它们对医疗服务不足人群使用远程医疗服务的影响.

“随着时间的推移, 我逐渐认识到,所有的政策都是卫生政策,因为实现人人平等享有卫生保健 requires structural reforms across different sectors,”他说.

Mengistie continued: “While having a large-scale view of health care is important, 我还提醒自己,健康不仅关乎人口,也关乎个人. Since I aspire to become a physician, understanding patients’ experiences and empathizing with them is crucial, which is why I developed a strong interest in the medical humanities. 阅读安东•切科夫(Anton Chekov)和保罗•卡拉尼蒂(Paul Kalanithi)等作家的作品,促使我思考生病意味着什么,并向我灌输了健康是一项人权而不是一种特权的理念. This, in turn, has helped me reaffirm my commitment to fight for health equity.”

希瑟·霍华德, 他是OPE体育健康和福利中心全球健康项目的联合主任, said Mengistie is an exceptional and uniquely well-rounded student. 霍华德担任孟吉斯蒂的高级论文导师,并向他的初级政策工作组教授如何改善弱势群体的卫生保健,以及如何解决因COVID-19大流行而扩大的卫生不平等问题. 孟吉斯蒂向新泽西州卫生部提交了他关于健康差异的政策研究结果.

纳斯尼尔是一个非常特别的人,他保持着非常严格(和多样化)的课程表(同时拥有一个政策专业和两个医学预科证书),这让我震惊。, 他还在校园和更广泛的社区中发挥了深入参与的作用, and is committed to a career advancing health equity,”霍华德说. 不知怎么的,他在做这一切的时候,有着我所见过的优秀OPE体育官网学生中最乐观的性格.”

在OPE体育, Mengistie is a residential college adviser in Whitman College, a learning strategies consultant at the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, a member of the Behrman Undergraduate Society of Fellows, and a fellow at the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. 他的其他经历包括担任全球卫生计划的学生代表,以及担任“公平”问题初级政策工作组的高级专员, 多样性, and Inclusion in Global 健康” led by Thomas O’Connell, a lecturer in the School of Public and International Affairs.

Mengistie is the recipient of the Gates Scholarship and Fortis Fellowship. He has also participated in summer internships at Princeton’s Keller Center, the University of Virginia School of Medicine, 以及梅奥诊所阿里克斯医学院的本科生普卢默学者项目.

悉尼休斯

悉尼休斯

悉尼休斯

休斯, 从Mahopac, 纽约, has committed herself to addressing the climate crisis in ways both large and small. 在OPE体育, 她专注于化学和生物工程,并攻读可持续能源和德语证书.

她计划用她的萨克斯全球奖学金在慕尼黑工业大学学习两年, 德国, working with one of the world’s leading hydrogen fuel cell research teams. She hopes to help tackle the challenges of developing cheaper, 更可持续的催化剂,用于燃料电池和生产氢燃料的电解过程.

“气候变化是一场全球危机,这是我的职业目标,也是我的萨克斯家族的目标 全球奖学金是为了帮助解决这个问题,”休斯在她的申请短文中说. “气候变化会引发野火, 干旱, 海平面上升, 和物种灭绝, 危害人类健康, 水和粮食资源, 以及我们生态系统的未来. “缓解气候变化, 我们将需要扩大和改善现有的可持续能源,以加速从化石燃料转向其他能源.”

理查德注册, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Chemical and Biological 工程, said 休斯 is an “exceptional candidate” for the Sachs Global Fellowship.

“悉尼通过发展无碳能源基础设施,致力于公共利益,”他说. “尽管延长氢燃料电池催化剂使用寿命的总体目标是一个具有挑战性的目标,而且肯定不会由一个人在一年内解决,但悉尼在慕尼黑工业大学期间已经做好了推进这个项目的准备. 她将能够利用世界领先的专业知识和设施——但更重要的是, 悉尼带来了她自己的观点, background and skills to the project.”

而在慕尼黑, 休斯还计划通过自然保护工作和社区园艺,让自己沉浸在德语和文化中.

“我对保护工作的投入来自于一种渴望,即希望通过实验室和景观本身来改善我们的环境. 这些都是交织在一起的, 解在一, 比如氢的创新, cannot mitigate climate change without the other,”她说.

After her Sachs project in 德国, 休斯 said she plans to bring back to the U.S. 她了解如何改进燃料电池,使其成为一种可行的交通工具.

“我在德国的经历, where fuel cells are being innovated and play a large role in climate policy, 能让我对未来潜在的燃料电池有一个了解,我将在我的职业生涯中与我保持联系,并与他人分享,”她说.

休斯 has already completed a number of internships related to chemical engineering, including for American Energy Technologies Company, the Technical University of Darmstadt in 德国 and the Genesis Project. 她还曾在霍华德·斯通(Howard Stone)领导的复杂流体集团(Complex Fluids Group)担任实验室实习生. 迪克森69年和伊丽莎白·W. Dixon Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace 工程.

在校园, 她是学生组织OPE体育官网能源协会(Princeton Energy Association)的校园活动主管,并组织了OPE体育官网能源案例竞赛(Princeton Energy Case Competition),让高中生就新泽西州能源问题的可持续解决方案提出想法. She is president of the OPE体育 Gymnastics Club, 他是洛克菲勒学院的同行学术顾问,也是OPE体育官网自然保护协会的成员.

她的奖项包括Tau Beta Pi国家工程荣誉协会和杜邦高级论文奖学金.

伊莉斯Doumergue

伊莉斯Doumergue

伊莉斯Doumergue

Doumergue, of Paris, believes that international diplomacy can help address the climate crisis. 她目前正在牛津大学攻读国际关系硕士学位, with a special interest in Arctic diplomacy, hydro-politics and cross-border resource man年龄ment.

她计划用她的萨克斯奖学金到OPE体育公共和国际事务学院(SPIA)做一年的访问学生. 

“我的硕士学位磨练了我的批判性思维,培养了我对复杂事物的敏感性 与后殖民主义和全球正义相关的问题,”她在申请论文中说. “萨克斯奖学金将是我学术和职业发展的重要催化剂. 它将使我在SPIA获得职业培训,这将完美地补充了牛津大学政治与国际关系系为我提供的研究背景.”

Doumergue said her ultimate goal is to become a diplomat. 在获得萨克斯大学奖学金后, 她计划参加法国外交部和欧洲对外行动处的入学考试.

“在OPE体育学习一年将是一个独特的机会,可以加入一个寻求服务于公共利益的社区,并向其学习,”她说. “在SPIA, courses such as ‘The Conduct of International Diplomacy,’ ‘Making Government Work in Hard Places’ and ‘Negotiation, 《OPE体育》将是学习我感兴趣领域实践层面的绝佳机会. 我也期待着成为OPE体育提供的学术环境的一部分, 包括SPIA的跨学科中心,如能源和环境政策研究中心.”

杜梅格在巴黎政治学院(Sciences Po)获得了政治人文学科的本科学位,并在华盛顿特区的乔治华盛顿大学(George Washington University)留学一年.C. 她的本科论文是关于水在巴以冲突中的重要性.

“伊莉斯是一个善良的人, 尊重和有魅力的个人, who owns her opinions while respecting the perspectives of others,海蒂·希伯特说, 乔治华盛顿大学艾略特国际事务学院的教授讲师. “Beyond her obvious brilliance and passion for academic studies, Elise is gifted with humor and strong interpersonal skills. I always enjoyed our discussions together, whether inside or outside of the classroom and, 真正的, she is a student whom I will always remember as an inspiration. 如果她能获得萨克斯奖学金,继续她在OPE体育的知识和个人之旅,她将受益匪浅.”

Doumergue’s research experience includes work at the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs in Paris; The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs in Beirut; and the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C.  她还为几家智库工作,并发表了有关黎巴嫩地球工程和言论自由的论文.

在牛津大学, she is a member of the Oxford Global Leadership Initiative, 牛津外交协会的活动官员,排球俱乐部的一员. 她曾在欧洲传统志愿者组织和巴黎政治学院难民帮助组织服务. She speaks French, English, German and Arabic.