Environmental Studies major Souvanny Miller interviewed on Tuesday, Nov. 12 for the Marshal scholarship, a prestigious award for American students looking to pursue two years of graduate study in the United Kingdom. Established by the British Parliament in 1953, the scholarship is awarded to only 40 students from the United States each year, and funds all expenses including research fees and cost-of-living.
If Souvanny is selected, she will attend Aberystwyth University in Aberystwyth, Wales for a master’s in Managing the Environment, with focuses in habitat restoration and conservation. She then plans to attend law school to pursue a career in environmental policy. As an environmental studies major with a minor in geology, Souvanny anticipates carrying her interdisciplinary background from UO with her as she continues her career:
“Something I don’t think policy makers focus on enough is science,” explains Miller. “So, for me to be an effective policy maker, I need to be able to do the science. With conservation and restoration, I need to be able to explain the science and show how the science and social sciences overlap.”
Marshall scholarship winners will be announced soon, so stay tuned and wish Souvanny luck!