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P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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    • Mona Lotfipour Camacci

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      Growing up in Pennsylvania, Mona was acutely aware of the sacrifices her parents had made to give her opportunities not afforded girls in their native Iran. Upon arriving to the US her parents worked...

    • Sundeep Iyer

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      Born in New Jersey, Sundeep is the son of Indian immigrants. His parents came to America in the 1970s, leaving behind families that they felt duty-bound to support. Through their example, Sundeep...

    • David Hanifi

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      David grew up in Maine, the child of Afghan refugees who had fled Russia's invasion of Afghanistan. His family at first questioned the practicality of David's choice to pursue a career in academic...

    • Dan Feng

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      Born in southern China, Dan arrived in the United States in 2007, having been offered a full scholarship for biomedical graduate study from the University of Pennsylvania. There, studying metabolism,...

    • Alexander Chen

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      Alexander was born in Colorado, the son of Chinese immigrants. Having lived under Mao Zedong's authoritarian rule, his parents encouraged Alexander to follow his dreams, and he studied English...

    • Lilla Heinrich-Szasz

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      LILLA HEINRICH-SZASZ is a soprano completing her MM at the Julliard School. Lilla was born in NJ to parents of Hungarian heritage from Transylvania in Romania. Lilla completed her bachelor of music...

    • Seyedeh Maryam Zekavat

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      Seyedeh Maryam Zekavat was born in Shiraz, Iran, and immigrated to the United States with her family when she was five years old. As a child, Maryam watched her mother pursue a degree in...

    • The Opportunity You Shouldn't Pass Up: Apply

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      The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans application is now open. We are looking for the 30 most promising New Americans who will go on to make a significant contribution to US society,...

    • Lan Li

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      Lan Li is a historian and filmmaker. Born to Chinese conservatory graduates, Lan grew up in Los Angeles surrounded by art, music, and traffic. As a full-time music enthusiast and part-time...

    • Yin Li

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      YIN LIis currently a Ph.D. student in neuroscience, studying visual perception and decision-making with Professor Josh Gold.His ultimate goal is to improve the understanding and treatment of...

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