Presidential Global Fellows
Designation as a Presidential Global Fellow is given on the basis of students’ academic standing, leadership qualities, and understanding of the importance of the global experience to their education, personal development, and career goals. Presidential Global Fellows are chosen by a selection committee from a group of up to 200 Presidential Global Scholars, and the selection must be approved by the president.
Award RecipientsOcéane Langreney, SSH’16, human services major, social entrepreneurship minor
Océane has focused her extensive humanitarian efforts on those who need the most help: disadvantaged children. On a Dialogue of Civilizations to Bali in 2013, Océane and three other students developed a proposal for a social enterprise to provide purified water to local schools and food to an orphanage. In Tanzania, she worked in an orphanage that served 50 children, and now sits on the board of the nonprofit’s U.S. chapter. During her first co-op in Lima, Peru, Océane worked in two orphanages, providing direct care and therapy sessions. She’ll pursue a master’s in international social work at the nation’s top program at the University of Michigan.
Julie plans to begin pursuing her MD/PhD in 2017, with the ultimate goal of treating poorly served populations both in America and around the world. She hopes to provide neurological counseling with a holistic approach, an often-overlooked way of improving the quality of life. She credits her international co-op at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town with exposing her to the importance of accepting and understanding cultural diversity in healthcare. As a volunteer at Massachusetts General Hospital, she helped immigrants navigate an unfamiliar healthcare system. On campus, Julie has been a researcher in Professor Erin Cram's lab for three years, and is the co-author of a paper published in Developmental Biology.