2 former students of Hockaday named Rhodes scholarship holders
Two graduates of the Hockaday School Class of 2018 have been named Rhodes Scholars in the US Class of Rhodes Scholars of 2022.
Elizabeth Guo and Mary Orsak are among 32 students from the United States who will study at the University of Oxford from October 2022. This year’s class includes 22 women, the largest number ever elected in a year.
âWe are extremely proud of Elizabeth and Mary for representing Hockaday to the world and for living our mission to develop resilient and confident women who are educated and inspired to lead lives of meaning and impact,â Karen Warren Coleman , Principal Eugene McDermott. , said in a press release.
Guo is a senior at Harvard University majoring in physics. She was an intern at the US Department of Commerce, is a press executive for Harvard Crimson and is a member of the Harvard College Honor Council and Phi Beta Kappa.
In Hockaday, Guo founded the Hockaday Physics Team. At Oxford, Guo wishes to pursue a Master of Science in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics and a Master of Science in Internet Social Sciences. After that, she will enroll in Harvard Law School to prepare for a JD degree. She has already been accepted under the junior deferral program.
âI am delighted to combine studies in physics, technology policy and law and contribute to the development of science policy in the future,â Guo said in a press release. âI would love to work at the forefront of scientific law and policy making, especially in the area of ââquantum computing. “
Orsak is a senior at Yale University majoring in Russian. She is editor-in-chief of the Yale Review of International Studies and, like Guo, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Orsak also runs Walden Peer Counseling, which provides anonymous, non-directive peer counseling to undergraduates.
At Hockaday, she was President of Story Power, Inc., a non-profit organization focused on improving the lives of girls through donating books about and inspiring women.
Orsak wants to pursue a master’s degree in philosophy in Russian and East European studies and hopes to become a professor of Slavic literature and art history.
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