Three from Stanford win 2018 Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Lauren Killingsworth, Steven Rathje, Monica Kullar

Three people with Stanford affiliations – two seniors and a clinical neuroscience research coordinator at Stanford Medicine – have won 2018 Gates Cambridge Scholarships to pursue graduate studies at the University of Cambridge in England.

They are among the 35 Americans who were recently awarded scholarships by the Gates Cambridge Trust. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation established the Gates Cambridge Scholarships to enable outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to pursue full-time graduate studies in any subject at Cambridge. The program aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

The 2018 Gates Cambridge Scholars with Stanford affiliations are:

  • LAUREN KILLINGSWORTH, 22, of Mill Valley, California. Killingsworth, who is majoring in biology, is writing an honors thesis in structural biology. She is minoring in history, with a concentration in historical geography and the history of medicine. Killingsworth plans to pursue a master’s degree in history and philosophy of science and medicine at Cambridge.
  • STEVEN RATHJE, 22, of Lake Oswego, Oregon, is majoring in psychology, with honors, and minoring in symbolic systems. He plans to pursue a doctorate in psychology at Cambridge.
  • MONICA KULLAR, 23, of San Jose, California, is a clinical neuroscience research coordinator in a Stanford laboratory focused on precision mental health and translational neuroscience. Kullar plans to pursue a doctorate in biological science at Cambridge

Read the entire story on the 2018 Gates Cambridge Scholars on the Stanford News website.