Hometown: Naperville, Ill.
Concentration: Government, Technology Science Track

Trisha Prabhu is devoted to making the web a safer place. At Harvard, Prabhu is concentrating in authorities on the tech science observe, which appears to be like at the sudden penalties of expertise and goals to create new options to conflicts between expertise and society.

“My goal will be to continue the work that I’ve had the chance to do here at Harvard, where I look at the unforeseen consequences of technology and the internet on our society,” Prabhu stated. “I think about how we can solve the internet’s harms and try to create a digital world that is more kind, inclusive, and fair.”

Prabhu is the founder and CEO of ReThink Inc., an app that detects offensive digital content material and permits customers the chance to rethink posting it on-line. She additionally holds a number of patents and was lately a Civic Digital Fellow at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the place she helped lead the KidneyX Accelerator to incentivize companies and innovators to work on kidney care expertise options.

At Oxford, Prabhu hopes to research the social science of the web and public coverage.

Being named a Rhodes Scholar “is such a surreal, yet very special experience. More than anything, I just feel such immense gratitude for the people that have gotten me here, members of the Harvard community like my professors, who encouraged me to go after an opportunity like this and equipped me with the skills and confidence,” Prabhu stated. She famous that she’s excited to be part of the “exceptional community” at Oxford, with “smart changemakers who care deeply about the problems that they want to try to affect change on.”

Ramiz Razzak.

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Hometown: Brossard, Quebec, Canada
Concentration: Applied Mathematics and Economics, Secondary in Philosophy

An utilized arithmetic and economics concentrator, Ramiz Razzak research financial and financial instruments that can be utilized to handle financial crises, which generally disproportionately have an effect on essentially the most weak. As a part of his senior thesis, Razzak is investigating whether or not central banks ought to use rate of interest coverage to counteract the buildup of monetary imbalances. His analysis can also be trying at whether or not North American financial coverage has traditionally been responsive to modifications in sentiment in credit score markets.

At Oxford, Razzak hopes to proceed this work, with a selected focus on how present financial instruments have an effect on monetary stability and inequality. He intends to research financial and social historical past.

“I really am passionate about that research, because I feel that people who are most vulnerable during those types of events are the ones that get hit first,” he stated. “If we can get even a little bit more clarity in terms of how to go about doing a better job using monetary and fiscal tools, I think that we can have a big impact.”

While he’s uncertain the place his research will take him, Razzak is bound about one factor: He ultimately needs to return dwelling to Canada to serve his neighborhood.

“I don’t know what form it’ll take,” Razzak stated. “If it’s through monetary policy at the Bank of Canada or fiscal policy with the Department of Finance Canada, or even involvement in Quebec, I just know that’s something that I hold dearly. I want to give back to a community in a country that has given so much to me.”

Tonia Williams.

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Hometown: Spanishtown, Jamaica
School: Harvard Graduate School of Education

Tonia N. Williams sees her subsequent chapter at Oxford as a chance to proceed to pursue her academic passion for training — a journey she started at Harvard final yr. Williams, who’s a grasp’s scholar at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will search a doctorate in experimental psychology with a focus on developmental psychology.

Williams entered Vassar College with a need to be taught extra concerning the intersections of laptop science and training, and targeted on psychology. By the tip of faculty, she had a robust basis in neuroscience and different physiological parts of psychology however needed to increase her understanding of early childhood growth.

That led to her HGSE diploma and a place as a analysis assistant within the Spelke Lab at the Harvard Laboratory for Developmental Studies. At Oxford, she needs to proceed studying about psychological analysis in early childhood growth that can be utilized to enhance training.

“This whole process taught me to trust my instincts,” stated Williams. “I almost applied for the Rhodes last year and didn’t because I thought my application could be stronger this year. I followed my interests from computer science and education to physiological psychology and back to human development. My interests have pulled me in different directions, I’ve trusted the process, and it’s all worked out.”