Ekey, VivianVivian Ekey ’11, political science and modern languages and linguistics, was recently chosen to be a Rangel Fellow.

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. Each year, the Rangel Program selects 20 outstanding Rangel Fellows in a highly competitive nationwide process and helps support them through two years of graduate study, internships and professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service.

As a Humanities Scholar at UMBC, Ekey traveled to Argentina and worked with Dr. Sara Poggio to study the history of people of African descent in Argentina. Ekey will be earning an M.A in Latin American Studies and International Economics at the Johns Hopkins SAIS Bologna school.

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