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Two SFS undergraduate students win truman scholarships

Sinclair Blue (SFS’20) and Mena Mohamed (SFS’20) have won the prestigious Truman Scholarship; they are 2 of 62 undergraduate students selected for the scholarship. Truman recipients receive $30,000 for “graduate education leading to a public service career” in the U.S. “Blue plans to pursue a dual master’s degree in public health and urban planning” while “Mohamed intends to earn a masters in international affairs and a masters in urban planning.”

Mena Mohamed (SFS’20) is one of 62 truman scholarship recipients

Mena Mohamed (SFS’20), is from Alexandria, VA, and studies STIA and Arab Studies. With the Truman Scholarship, she hopes to pursue a Master’s degree in international affairs and a master’s degree in urban planning. After graduate school, she wants to work “within the U.S. refugee system as a crucial stepping stone to later work in global governance.” In the far future, she hopes to “oversee the implementation of U.S. refugee policy as a program officer in the State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration or in the Refugee Services Division of the Office of Refugee Resettlement.”

Sinclair Blue (SFS’20) is one of 62 truman scholarship recipients

Sinclair Blue (SFS’20), a DC native who studies STIA, was selected as one of 62 recipients for the Truman scholarship. Blue hopes to pursue a dual master’s degree in public health and urban planning. Career-wise, “I envision implementing policy that increases access to healthy foods and nutritional education for DC’s most marginalized residents,” they say. “I would rely on my experience as a DC resident who grew up in a food desert to collaborate with community members to create innovative, authentic and sustainable solutions for health inequities.”