Alumni Updates - March 2021

Goddard Chapel, blooming ivy wall

Brittni Foster, A21, a double major in Middle Eastern Studies and International Relations, has been awarded a 2021 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship following a competitive nationwide selection process. Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Howard University, the Rangel Fellowship supports exceptional individuals who want to pursue careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The fellowship will support Foster pursuing a master’s degree and will provide professional development opportunities including internships, mentorship, and skills training. She hopes to focus her graduate studies on international law, development, and energy. As part of the Rangel Fellowship, Foster will also intern with a Member of Congress on issues related to international affairs in summer 2021. In summer 2022, she will intern with a U.S. Embassy or Consulate overseas to get hands-on experience working in the Foreign Service. 

Meg Guliford, F19, has been recognized as a 2021 INSA Achievement Award honoree, a program run by the Intelligence National Security Alliance to recognize  new leaders in intelligence and national security. In winning the Sidney D. Drell Academic Award, Guildford was lauded for her service as a defense analyst for the U.S. government and for her research, which investigates how external intervention impacts the victimization of civilians in civil wars, worked that earned her a multi-year fellowship at Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Mary Morris, J69, is the guest of Tisch Library this month when she presents a virtual conversation on March 24 at 3 p.m.; register here. Author of novels, story collections, and several acclaimed memoirs, including All the Way to the Tigers, Morris, recently interviewed for Tufts Now’s Bookish series, will share her insights on writing.

Manan Shah, A07, has used his medical degree as a springboard to found a customized allergy startup, Wyndly, now receiving Y Combinator support. Wyndly patients are shipped prescription drops that train their immune system to ignore allergy triggers, like pollen, freeing them from chronic antihistamine use.   

Full list of March People Notes can be found here.