Graduate Scholar Recipients

S. Alex Campbell Saima Naseer
Samantha Kilbourne Alesandra Sanchez
Katherine McQueston
Lynne Morgan

Graduate Scholar Winners

S. Alex Campbell
S. Alex Campbell is currently a graduate student working toward her Master of Arts in Teaching at St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX. She works in an elementary school as the coordinator of the ACE Afterschool program under the 21st Century Grant. Alex received her Bachelor’s degree from Bethany College in Bethany, WV in Interdisciplinary Studies- History, Art and Business.

She hopes to pursue a career in teaching either History or Agriculture and would love to continue her work with ESL and at-risk students.


Samantha Kilbourne
Samantha is a 24-year-old graduate student. She received her BA in psychology from the University of California, Riverside and is working on her doctorate in forensic psychology at Alliant International University, San Diego. Samantha has completed two years of graduate coursework and a one year graduate practicum at a crisis house. She is currently working on her doctoral dissertation which involves training firefighters to assess for psychological trauma in emergency medical situations. Samantha’s interests include, but are not limited to, psychological trauma, the rights of women and children, and international forensics.

Katherine McQueston
Katherine McQueston is an MPH graduate student Dartmouth College studying Health Policy. Previously she received her B.A. from the University of Virginia. She has worked at the World Justice Project in Washington, DC, and recently interned at the WHO Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen, Denmark were she evaluated quality improvement techniques for use in HIV prevention. Ms. McQueston’s main interests pertain to the economic determinants of health, global health policy, and health systems strengthening.

Lynne Morgan
Lynne Morgan received her Masters in Public Health from Dartmouth College and her B.S. in Nutritional Sciences and Global Health from Cornell University. She is currently interning at Save the Children in DC working with the TOPS initiative to improve the nutritional impact of agriculture programs in developing countries. Ms. Morgan spent time teaching HIV/AIDS education to high schoolers in Zambia, from which her interest in public health and social welfare stemmed, and she hopes to pursue further work in improving nutritional status, preventive medicine, and public health program implementation and evaluation.

Saima Naseer
I am currently pursuing my PhD in management and organizational behaviour from International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan. I have attained distinction in my MPhil (Management) by securing a CGPA of 3.95/4 with percentage of 83.8%. Presently, I am working as a Lecturer in the Faculty of Management Sciences, International Islamic University. I am also simultaneously appointed as the Head Department of Management in the Faculty of Management Sciences, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan. As a group head I am responsible for allocating teachers, designing course outlines and collaborating with faculty members. As a faculty member, I have been teaching courses such as Principles of Management, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management and Leadership. I have more than 4 years of teaching experience and 1 year of corporate experience as I also worked as a research assistant in Asian Development Bank, Pakistan. My research interests include organizational justice, personality, workplace bullying and psychological detachment from work during off job time. I wish to continue my career as an academician in higher educational institutions and work for the betterment of the society through Human resource development. I want to be known as a prolific researcher who wants to raise awareness regarding women’s issues and want to uplift the educational condition of Pakistan.

Alesandra Sanchez
I am a PhD student at Claremont Graduate University in American Politics and Women’s Studies/Africana Studies. My body of research in American Politics has focused on Latino political behavior, and national institutions. As a transdisciplinary scholar I also focus on the agency of immigrant women and women of color in the United States, the oppression of women by women, and access and persistence of Latinos/as in higher education. My professional background consists of working in varied capacities with victims of violence, sexual assault, and child sexual/physical abuse. I have also worked as an advocate for early detection of female health issues, and access to adequate health care.