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P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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09.08.20

Q&A: Architect and Environmentalist Jen Shin Looks Back at the Fellowship

2018 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow Jennifer (Jen) Yunhee Shin is a graduate of the Yale School of Architecture and the Yale School of the Environment. Her immigration story originates with her grandparents, who fled what is now North Korea in 1953 to...

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09.08.20

Q&A: Public Health Expert Asmaa Rimawi Looks Back At The Fellowship

2018 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow Asmaa Rimawi is finishing her MD at Harvard Medical School and recently completed a master’s in public health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Asmaa plans on using research to understand the struggles Arab...

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09.08.20

Q&A: Educator and Scholar Julissa Muñiz Looks Back At The Fellowship

2018 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow Julissa Muñiz is a PhD candidate in human development and social policy at Northwestern University where she studies teaching and learning in the carceral context, specifically as understood and experienced by...

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09.03.20

Q&A: Astronomer Andrea Sylvia Biscoveanu Looks Back At The Fellowship

2018 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow Andrea (Sylvia) Biscoveanu graduated summa cum laude with degrees in physics and Spanish from the Pennsylvania State University’s Schreyer Honors College with minors in mathematics and violin performance. After college...

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08.31.20

Q&A: Theoretical Computer Scientist Sitan Chen Looks Back At The Fellowship

Born in Hefei, China, 2018 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow Sitan Chen was one year old when his family immigrated to Canada so his father could complete his doctorate at the University of Toronto. They moved to Suwanee, Georgia, in the early 2000s, and...

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08.31.20

Q&A: Writer Natalia Reyes Looks Back At The Fellowship

2018 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow Natalia Reyes was born in Indio, California to immigrants from Michoacán, Mexico. Her father graduated from a university-preparatory school, but he could not afford university tuition. As a result, he sold the family...

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08.28.20

Q&A: Economist Angela Ma Looks Back At The Fellowship

Born in Madison, Wisconsin, 2018 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow Angela Tian Ma is the daughter of Chinese immigrants. Seeing how her parents overcame language, cultural, and financial barriers to build a new home in this country has inspired Angela to...

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08.28.20

Q&A: Physics PhD Student Iris Cong Looks Back At The Fellowship

Born in Los Angeles, 2018 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow Iris Cong is the daughter of Chinese immigrants who epitomize the American Dream. Her parents came to the United States in 1985 for their graduate studies, with only $30 each. After overcoming many...

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08.26.20

Q&A: JD/PhD Student Joel Sati Looks Back At The Fellowship

Born in Nairobi, Kenya, 2018 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow Joel Sati immigrated to the United States at the age of nine. As a PhD student in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy program at UC Berkeley and a JD candidate at the Yale Law School, Joel’s work...

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08.26.20

Q&A: MD/PhD Student Jonathan Marquez Looks Back At The Fellowship

2018 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow Jonathan Marquez was born in Houston to parents who migrated there from Mexico and Colombia. Jonathan completed his PhD research in Mustafa Khokha’s Lab, which is part of the Pediatric Genomics Discovery Program at Yale...

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