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Q&A with Meghan Shea, 2017 Rhodes Scholar-Elect

Meghan Shea ’17 was named a Rhodes Scholar-elect on Nov. 19, making her one of 32 American students to win a fully-funded scholarship to further her studies at Oxford this year. Shea, an environmental systems engineering major at Stanford and prospective nature, society, and environmental governance student at Oxford, is an active member of several on-campus programs, such as Students for a Sustainable Stanford, and an independent researcher working through such programs as Stanford@SEA and Mentoring Undergraduates in Interdisciplinary Research (MUIR). The Daily recently sat down with Shea to shed more light on her journey as a scholar.

Editorial: Stanford’s Rhodes Scholars

When it comes to prestigious awards in higher education, nothing quite measures up to a Rhodes Scholarship. This year, Stanford is lucky enough to boast a University-record five scholarship winners, more than any other university in the nation this year. The students, Aysha Bagchi ‘11, Anand Habib ‘11, Ishan Nath ‘12, Kate Niehaus ‘10 M.S. ‘11 and Tenzin Seldon ‘12, will receive three years of free study at Oxford University. (