News Release: International, Student Life

May 19,  2011

Emory Student Named One of 25 in Nation for Public Policy Fellowship

News Article ImageChristina Cross, a rising junior in the Emory College of Arts and Sciences, is one of 25 college students nationwide named to the prestigious fellowship.

Emory University student Christina Cross has been selected as a 2011 Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) Fellow. She is one of 25 college students nationwide named to this prestigious fellowship and the first Emory recipient in the program’s 17-year history. The fellowship has an estimated value of $75,000.

Cross is a rising junior in the Emory College of Arts and Sciences and a Latin American and Caribbean studies major. She has worked as a peer advisor and volunteer services intern in the Emory Center for International Programs Abroad, and has led service activities for the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity. She also serves as chaplain for Emory’s Voices of Inner Strength Choir and is a learning coach with Volunteer Emory. Cross is from Milwaukee, Wis.

The fellowship program includes participation in summer institutes, a study abroad program, an internship, language study and graduate school, and must be completed within six years. Cross’ fellowship will begin in mid-June with the Sophomore Summer Policy Institute (SSPI), a seven-week program at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

The IIPP Fellowship program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation, seeks to enhance U.S. national security and global competitiveness by promoting excellence, international service and awareness among a representative cross-section of the American citizenry.

The IIPP also seeks to broaden access to international education and training opportunities critical to entry and advancement in international affairs careers for underrepresented minority college students.

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