Rhodes Scholar 2013
This university has been fortunate to have so many of its students earn some of the world’s highest honors and accolades. It is a sign of both the quality of the young people who come here to pursue their education and the faculty from whom they learn. The recent announcement that University of Georgia Honors student Juliet Elizabeth Allan has been awarded a 2013 Rhodes Scholarship is yet another jewel in the crown of achievements that this institution enjoys.
Allan is one of 32 Rhodes recipients in the United States, and she plans to graduate from UGA in December with bachelor's degrees in Arabic, economics, and international affairs as well as a master's degree in international policy. She is UGA's fourth Rhodes Scholar in the past six years.
Elizabeth Allan is a very talented young woman, and we are excited that she is our 23rd Rhodes Scholar. She is emblematic of the quality of the UGA student body today. All of us are excited about this latest development in her life.
Allan has traveled to six different continents through various UGA study abroad programs. She studied Arabic in Morocco through the State Department's Critical Language Scholarship and, separately, as part of a UGA Maymester program. Ultimately, she would like to serve in the State Department's Office of Policy Planning.
Allan is a member of UGA's chapter of the Roosevelt Institute, a national student-run think tank, where she has written papers about energy policy and education and has also taught policy analysis to undergraduates. Allan has participated in the university's Center for Undergraduate Research Symposium and presented results of her research on employment dynamics at two national conferences. She has also interned at the university's Carl Vinson Institute of Government, through which she traveled to China during an annual training program the institute conducts in Beijing.
Allan has served as the co-director of the Thomas Lay After School Tutoring Program, where more than 100 UGA students provide educational help to elementary and middle school students in Athens each semester. She also has researched issues involving early childhood education. She is a Presidential Scholar and member of the Phi Kappa Phi, Palladia, and Blue Key honor societies.