SAS Students and Alumna Named Gates Cambridge Scholars

February 16, 2010

Two seniors and one alumna have been selected to receive a 2010 Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

Donielle Johnson, C’10, of Virginia, is majoring in psychology and is in the biological basis of behavior program. She has volunteered and worked at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Autism Research. At Cambridge, she will continue studying autism in the Autism Research Centre earning an MPhil in medical sciences.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jill Portnoy, is a senior studying criminology and Hispanic studies. She is involved in service and non-profit work in post-hurricane Katrina New Orleans and has interned in the District Attorney’s Office of Philadelphia. She plans to pursue an MPhil in criminological research at Cambridge.

Amanda Marzullo, of Texas, received a juris doctor and a master’s degree in criminology from Penn in 2008. During her time at Penn, she interned with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and at two public interest law firms.  She also conducted field research on the enforcement of women’s rights within the Kenyan judicial system. Currently, she is a policy analyst at the Texas Fair Defense Project. At Cambridge, she plans to pursue an LLM in law.