Seniors Phyu Khine and Sara Taylor Nominated for James C. Gaither Junior Fellowships

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(l-r) Phyu Khine and Sara Taylor

Rhodes’ Postgraduate Scholarship Committee is endorsing seniors Phyu Khine and Sara Taylor to compete for the James C. Gaither Junior Fellowships.

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace annually offers approximately 11-13 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. James C. Gaither Junior Fellows work in Washington, DC, as research assistants to Carnegie’s senior scholars on projects including foreign policy and diplomacy, technology and international affairs, and geoeconomics and strategy.

Khine is an international studies major from Mandalay, Myanmar. As a Mertie W. Buckman International Intern during the summer of 2019, Khine worked at a nonprofit organization in Germany that focused on the resettlement of asylum seekers and refugees. She also has participated in Rhodes’ Kinney Community Service Program.

Taylor, also an international studies major, is from Mobile, AL. She serves as secretary general of the Midsouth Model UN conference hosted at Rhodes, president of the Rhodes chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi, and vice president of the Society of World Affairs Today. She has worked as an intern at the Economic Development Administration in Washington, DC, and currently is an intern at Memphis’ Refugee Empowerment Program.

Final selections for the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program are scheduled to be made by March 31, 2020.