|Robert S. Koenigsberger, ’87|
“I wanted to ensure that the Division of Social Sciences could continue to attract the best graduate talent possible,” said Koenigsberger about establishing the fellowships. “I chose to specify developing countries in an effort to encourage and support UC San Diego’s leadership role in this area, and because I also want to contribute to the countries where Gramercy does business.”
The Koenigsberger Chancellor’s Fellowship provided Lilly with the opportunity to collaborate with leaders in the social sciences and network with others in related fields. As she continues her studies, she hopes to collaborate with other individuals in U.S.-Mexico policy design.
A graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, Singh decided to spend her first year after college living in Guatemala City. Her commitment to volunteerism and culture are evident in her research on surrogate motherhood and womanhood in north India and Mexico City.
The Gramercy Fellowship allowed Singh to accept UC San Diego’s offer of admission and continue studying in the fields that interested her. Under the mentorship of Kalindi Vora, an assistant professor in ethnic studies, Singh intends to utilize the award to prepare to work with global populations and emerging markets.
A graduate of Santa Clara University, Obradovich received a B.S. in economics and environmental studies, and earned the opportunity to study abroad at Oxford University. While in England, he observed country-level politics and policy implementation.
Thanks to the Gramercy Fellowship, Obradovich is able to attend UC San Diego and study under the mentorship of Clark Gibson, professor of political science. With a focus on political dynamics and climate in sub-Saharan Africa, Obradovich finds himself at home among UC San Diego’s strong Africanist academics.