2019 Rangel Graduate Fellows Selected
On November 9, 2018, the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program selection panel chose 30 2019 Rangel Fellows. Their names, as well as information on the group and individuals, follow. The group reflects the program’s emphasis on excellence and diversity. The 2019 fellows attend or attended 30 different undergraduate institutions throughout the United States that reflect a full range of academic experiences. The 2019 Fellows come from 15 states plus the District of Columbia, including New York (4), Arizona (3), Georgia (3), Virginia (3), Alabama (2), DC (2), Kentucky (2), Texas (2), Pennsylvania (2), California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, North Carolina and Washington State. Sixteen are women and fourteen are men. The 2019 fellows bring experience with 22 different foreign languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Dari, Urdu, French, Spanish, Cantonese, Portuguese, German, Twi, Tigrinya, Wolof, Swahili, and Czech. Many have family ties to other world regions, including Afghanistan, Tibet, China, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, and Canada. Four fellows are currently living overseas, in Colombia (2), China, and Korea. Eight of the fellows are graduating seniors; 22 have post-undergraduate work experience. Many have benefited from State Department student programs, including internship opportunities, Critical Language Scholarship, the Gilman Scholarship, and the Rangel Undergraduate International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program. They are beginning the process of applying to graduate programs and are looking at a broad range of programs in universities across the United States.