We are proud to announce the graduating Global Scholars class of 2016! These four students are the first to graduate in the Global Scholars Program, and as program trailblazers, they have accomplished exciting and meaningful things both in Tulsa and abroad. Meet each of them below!
Bea Baker: Anthropology Major
Studied in: Cape Town, South Africa
Experiences Abroad: First student intern with the NGO iKhaya le Langa in the oldest black township in the Western Cape. Helped raise tourism and manage crowd funding to support education for township residents.
Post-Grad Plans: Teaching English at the Chitralada Palace School in Bangkok, Thailand.
Josh Harris: German Language & Literature Major
Studied in: Freiburg, Germany
Experiences Abroad: Traveled extensively across Central and Northern Europe to learn languages. Joined Muettersproch Gsellschaft, a cultural organization for the growth of the Alemannic German dialect.
Post-grad Plans: Taking a gap year to study languages and apply for graduate schools and a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Germany. Plans to earn PhD in Linguistics.
Megan A O’Neal: Business Management Major
Originally from: Belgium
Studied in: Chile & Cuba
Experiences as a Scholar: Interned with Sustainable Tulsa after learning about sustainability in Berlin and Budapest. Won the Bellmon Award for Employee Retention Fellow to continue research on sustainable business and positive employee effects with Sustainable Tulsa.
Post-Grad Plans: Working in Tulsa with non-profits and applying to graduate school at Harvard and Johns Hopkins University.
Savannah Nicks: Chemical Engineering Major
Studying in: Valencia, Spain
Experiences Abroad: Will take upper-level Spanish classes in the city of Valencia this summer while also completing a service-learning project in the city with a team of other TU students.
Post-grad Plans: Pursuing master’s in Preventative Sciences at OU and applying to medical school.