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Meghan Hussey (COL ‘12) wins Mitchell Scholarship November 24, 2013

Meghan Hussey graduated from Penn in 2012 with a bachelor’s in international relations and political science where she conducted research with Professor Brendan O’Leary. Meghan spent a summer as an intern with the Ministry of Health in Botswana. She was then a research assistant at Penn’s Graduate School of Education and at Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania Center for Autism Research, where she helped develop the curriculum for a freshman seminar about autism. She received a Fulbright grant to China in 2012-2013 to investigate services for adolescents and adults with autism. She is now working in Tanzania for the Mosaic Collaborative for Disabilities Policy and Practice.

The Mitchell Scholarship will allow Meghan to continue to study international aspects of disability services while in Ireland.

The George J Mitchell Scholarship is funded by the US-Ireland Alliance. It sends twelve young Americans for study in Ireland each year, using a national competition based on scholarship, leadership and a sustained commitment to community service.


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