Williams Senior Named Mitchell Scholar

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College senior Keshav Goel is among the dozen men and women named as Mitchell Scholars for the class of 2020.

Sponsored by the U.S.-Ireland Alliance, this nationally competitive scholarship provides recipients a year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Selected from 370 applicants, Goel is the first Williams student to receive this scholarship since the George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program's inaugural class of 2001.

A double major in economics and biology from Monte Sereno, Calif., Goel is an aspiring physician who is interested in addressing the effects of socioeconomic inequity in the U.S. health care system, especially the impact on children. As a Mitchell Scholar, he plans to study immunology and global health at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.



"I am convinced that public health care and evidence-based medicine in the U.K. will inform me of how to implement similar models back in the U.S.," Goel said. “I believe society can close the gap in youth health outcomes, and I intend to be part of that change.”

The Mitchell Scholarship program was created by the founder and president of the U.S.-Ireland Alliance, Trina Vargo, and is named in honor of Senator George Mitchell’s contributions to the Northern Ireland peace process. Sponsors of the program include Ireland’s Department of Education and Skills, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer, and the American Ireland Fund. Mitchell Scholars will begin their studies in Ireland in September 2019.

 


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