Kristine Osuna

By | 2017-08-16T22:26:42+00:00 July 6th, 2017|GMS month feature|

Kristine Osuna wasn’t the first in her family to go to college. However, by the time she was looking at colleges, the recession had hit, and like many others across the nation, it affected her family. Kristine's father was the one to find the GMS scholarship, and pushed her to apply for it.   [...]

Alannah Atauvich-Callahan

By | 2017-08-16T22:26:44+00:00 July 6th, 2017|GMS month feature|

Alannah Atauvich-Callahan graduated from the University of Oklahoma with both a Bachelors and Masters Degree.  Ms. Atauvich-Callahan has worked for the United States Census Bureau.  Alannah is currently considering a Doctorate or professional level degree. 1. Describe your parent(s) and how they inspire you? My parents are actually my grandparents. When they got married, [...]

Rachel Watson

By | 2017-08-16T22:26:46+00:00 June 1st, 2017|GMS month feature|

Rachel Watson is currently a junior at the University of Central Oklahoma. Rachel is majoring in History with a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Rachel is also the current president of the Student Alliance for Equality, which is one of the largest LGBT+ and allies on-campus organizations in the state of Oklahoma. Rachel actively [...]

Jerry Bruno

By | 2017-08-16T22:26:49+00:00 June 1st, 2017|GMS month feature|

Jerry Bruno is Special Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner for Family Services at New York City Department of Homeless Services (DHS). The mission of DHS is to prevent homelessness when possible and to provide short-term, emergency shelter for individuals and families who have no other housing options available to them. As Special Assistant, Jerry supervises [...]

Lan Troung

By | 2017-08-16T22:26:51+00:00 May 1st, 2017|GMS month feature|

As a GMS scholar (2005) and since high school, Lan Truong has pursued the study and research of ethnobotany, the scientific study of the relationship between plants and human cultures. Truong earned degrees in botany, with specialization in ethnobotany (University of Hawaii at Manoa, Bachelor’s; City University of New York – Lehman College, Master’s). Today, [...]

Zane Zook

By | 2017-08-16T22:26:53+00:00 May 1st, 2017|GMS month feature|

My name is Zane Anthony Zook, a halfy (half Japanese and half American) born in Japan and raised in Bellevue, Washington. My dream is to become an astronaut. For as long as I can remember (I even have yearbooks from back in kindergarten confirming this) I have wanted to go into space. I went through [...]

Sami Birmingham-Babauta

By | 2017-08-16T22:26:55+00:00 May 1st, 2017|GMS month feature|

Hafa adai!  Sami is from the Northern Mariana Islands. She received the Gates Millennium Scholarship in 2011, becoming the first GMS scholar from her home island of Saipan. Sami recently graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from California State University, Northridge. It was there that she watched her very first rugby game, mustered [...]

Brian Oh

By | 2017-08-16T22:26:57+00:00 May 1st, 2017|GMS month feature|

Brian J. Oh is currently a Master of Arts candidate at Loyola Marymount University studying Urban Education with a focus in Education Policy & Administration. He comes from the Los Angeles region, where he attended Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) public schools from K-12. From there, his passion in education started, where he found [...]

Christina Ly

By | 2017-08-16T22:27:00+00:00 May 1st, 2017|GMS month feature|

Dr. Christina Ly graduated with a Ph.D. in Public Health with a concentration in Behavioral Sciences and a minor in Epidemiology from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health in Austin, Texas, where she is also currently a postdoctoral research fellow. During her postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Ly is [...]

Ngoc-Tran Vu

By | 2017-08-16T22:27:02+00:00 May 1st, 2017|GMS month feature|

Ngoc-Tran Vu identifies as a 1.5-generation Vietnamese American transnational and multimedia artist, organizer, and healer. She was born in Sài Gòn, Việt Nam and grew up in Boston. Tran received her MA in Arts and Politics at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and her BA in Ethnic Studies and Visual Arts at [...]