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Ten UMD Students Earn Boren Awards

May 8, 2019

Eight Univerisity of Maryland students have been awarded 2019 Boren Awards for intensive critical language study abroad. The Boren Scholarship program (for undergraduates) provides up to $20,000 for two semesters of critical language study and the Boren Fellowship program (for graduate students) provides up to $30,000 for two semesters abroad and limited domestic study. Both awards area part of the Department of Defense's National Security Education Program (NSEP). In exchange for funding, Boren Awards recipients agree to work in the federal government for a period of at least one year. 


2019 University of Maryland Boren Scholarship Recipients

Ryan GarfinkelRyan Garfinkel - Tanzania - Swahili

Ryan is a senior majoring in Government and minoring in International Development and Conflict Management. He has interned with the Department of Homeland Security as well as with Search for Common Ground, an NGO that develops community-based approaches to conflict resolution. At Maryland, he is a Community Reslience, Engagement, and Dialogue Fellow with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism Ryan participated in the College Park Scholars Public Leadership program.

Margaret HaydenMargaret Hayden - Morocco - Arabic

Margaret is a senior pursuing degrees in both Arabic and French, as well as a minor in Global Terrorism Studies, and is a member of the Arabic Flagship Program. Margaret participated in the College Park Scholars International Studies program.

Andrew Lyman - Morocco - Arabic

Andrew is a senior pursuing degrees in Government and Arabic Studies, and is a member of the Arabic Flagship Program. He has also participated in the Global Fellows Program, and interned in the Office of Senator Chris Van Hollen, the Ethiopian Community Development Council, and with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Jordan. Andrew began studying Arabic in high school through the STARTALK Arabic program at Howard Community College, and also took part in a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI) program in Morocco.

Emily MarksEmily Marks - Senegal - French and Wolof

Emily is majoring in Government, and minoring in International Development and Conflict Management. She has held internships with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. Emily participated in the Global Fellows Program and in the University Honors Program of the Honors College. She has also served as a Maryland Campus Tour Guide and as a Peer Advisor in the Government Department.

Madison Meyer Madison Meyer - Morocco - Arabic

Madison designed her own Individual Studies major in International Relations and Security Studies, and she is also minoring in both Arabic and French, and is a member of the Arabic Flagship Program. She has interned with the US Department of State, and with the Office of Congresswoman Robin Kelly, and served as a student researcher for the Gibran Chair for Peace and Values at Maryland. Madison has participated in the Honors Humanities Program of the Honors College and the Global Fellows Program, and lives in the Arabic Cluster of Language House.

Jacqueline StomskiJacqueline Stomski - Morocco - Arabic

Jacqueline is a senior majoring in Arabic Studies, and is a member of Maryland's Arabic Flagship Program. She has interned with the US Department of State's Bureau of Populations, Refugees and Migration, with the International Organization for Migration in Cairo, Egypt, and as a policy and advocacy intern for Mercy Corps. She has participated in the Global Fellows Program at Maryland, and served a a member of the ARHU Dean's Advisory Board. Jacqueline participated in the University Honors Program of the Honors College.

Joanna WolfgramJoanna Wolfgram - Morocco - Arabic

Joanna is majoring in Government and Arabic Studies, and has participated in the Global Fellows Program. She has had internships with the National Defense University as well as with the Montgomery County Family Justice Center, and participated in the UMD Speaking Partners Program as well as in the Paper Airplanes English Tutoring Program, and Alternative Spring Breaks. She is a member of the University Honors Program of the Honors College.

Aisac Accad - Indonesia - Bahasa Indonesia (Declined)

Aisac is a Government major, has participated in the Global Fellows Program, and is a member of the Honors Humanities Program of the Honors College. She has  interned with the Office of the House Democratic Whip, Steny Hoyer, with the UMd Center for Advanced Study of Language, and with the Charles County Government. Aisac has declined her Boren Award offer in favor of a Department of State Critical Language Scholarship for Summer 2019, also for the study of Indonesian.

2019 University of Maryland Boren Fellowship Recipients

Juan-Martin NewlandsJuan-Martin Newlands - Portuguese - Brazil

Juan-Martin is pursuing a master’s degree in Geographical Sciences, focusing on Geospatial Intelligence. He is also a 2017 UMD alumnus with majors in Geographical Sciences and Criminology and Criminal Justice. Currently he is a Geospatial Analyst Consultant at Booze Hamilton.

Nolan QuinnNolan Quinn - Swahili - Tanzania

Nolan is pursuing a Master of Public Policy degree with an International Security & Economic Policy and International Development Policy focus. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Government and Politics from UMD, where he was a participant in the Global Fellows Program. Currently he interns at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University and the Council on Foreign Relations.


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