Sue Lister | November 24, 2015
Emily Mediate, a 2015 University of Notre Dame graduate, has been selected to the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2016. A native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Mediate was one of 32 Rhodes Scholars selected from a pool of 869 candidates who had been endorsed by their colleges and universities. She is Notre Dame’s 17th Rhodes Scholar, and will commence her studies at Oxford University in October 2016.
At Notre Dame, Mediate was a Dean’s Fellow in the College of Arts and Letters and a Kellogg Institute International Scholar. She graduated with degrees in Africana studies and pre-health studies, and a minor in international development studies. Passionate about global health issues, particularly in the sub-Saharan region of Africa, Mediate is currently a Kellogg Institute postgraduate International Development Fellow with the Association of Volunteers in International Service (AVSI) in Kampala, Uganda, where she is evaluating a USAID-funded program that aims to improve the well-being of children in HIV-affected families.