Students at the Harris School of Public Policy
Students working collaboratively at the Harris School of Public Policy.
The Pearson Institute annually awards the Pearson Fellowship and Scholarship to a distinguished group of professional and doctoral students dedicated to understanding the causes and consequences of global conflicts and demonstrating an individual potential for impact.
The Pearson Fellows Program
The Pearson Fellowship is a financial aid and professional development opportunity open to prospective master of public policy degree (MPP) students at Harris Public Policy. Prospective Pearson Fellows can apply for the Pearson Fellowship as part of the application process to Harris Public Policy and the Fellowship lasts throughout the MPP experience. Fellows are selected based on a student’s leadership, academic aptitude, and demonstrated dedication to global conflict resolution.
The Pearson Scholars Program
The Pearson Scholars Program is open to PhD students at Harris Public Policy. Scholars are selected based on academic aptitude and proven dedication to global conflict resolution through course work and experience.
Prospective Pearson Scholars can declare their interest during the application process to Harris Public Policy.
Explore Fellow Perspectives
United by a commitment to evidence-based approaches to understanding global conflict, Pearson Fellows maintain diverse interests and experiences. Learn more about their journeys below.
Poverty and the Global South | Kashif Ahmed
Kashif Ahmed aspires to use evidence-based policy to fight poverty in the Global South.
Activism and Policy | Umama Zillur
Umama Zillur sees her policy degree as the bridge connecting her interests in activism, research, and advocacy.
Human Elements of Conflict | Anupriya Nag
Pearson Fellow Anupriya Nag draws inspiration from her family’s refugee history.
Psychology of Conflict | Agustín Gutiérrez
Pearson Fellow Agustín Gutiérrez pivots from a career in psychology research to consulting with McKinsey.
Root Causes of Conflict | Andrea Mariño Varela
Pearson Fellow Andrea Mariño Varela considers the root causes of conflict in Colombia.
Economic Development | Joshua Charles
Pearson Fellow Joshua Charles seeks to improve financial and market-regulation policy.
Geopolitical Landscapes | Sonnet Frisbie
A Managing Director in the Geopolitical Risk Division of Morning Consult, Pearson Fellow Sonnet Frisbie provides global leaders with the necessary data.
Innovative Solutions | Pat Mealy
Pearson Fellow Pat Mealy seeks innovative solutions to the complex problems in the military.
Public Service | Hisham Yousif
Pearson Fellow Hisham Yousif seeks opportunities to continue serving.
Addressing Violence | Alejandro Roemer
Pearson Fellow Alejandro Roemer wants to tackle drug-related violence in a more interdisciplinary fashion in Mexico.
Bottom-Up Policy | Deqa Aden
Pearson Fellow Deqa Aden plans to improve bottom-up policy in international contexts.
Data and Policy | Christelle Inema
Pearson Fellow Christelle Inema reflects on the Data and Policy Summer Scholars Program at Harris.
Transitional Justice | David Johnson
Pearson Fellow David Johnson deepens his research and policy knowledge of transitional justice.
Attending the Forum | Ana Camila Vasquez
Pearson Fellow Ana Camila Vasquez attends the Pearson Global Forum.
Military Analysis | Ronald Prillwitz
Pearson Fellow Ronald Prillwitz aims to bring data-driven decision making to his work in the US Air Force.
Development Outcomes | Laura Keen
Pearson Fellow Laura Keen on the important of evidence in development decision-making.
National Security | Haz Yano
Pearson Fellow Haz Yano discusses the use of data analytics to reduce the risk of conflict in unstable regions.
Preventing Conflict | Jessica Anderson
Pearson Fellow Jessica Anderson intends to use data to better assess how hostilities emerge and evolve.
On-the-Ground | Marissa Block
Pearson Fellow Marissa Block shares her on-the-ground experience in Israel and the West Bank.
Leading at Harris | Sarah Boyle
Pearson Fellow Sarah Boyle looks back on her tenure as student body president at Harris.
Policy Entrepreneurship | Hafsah Lak
Pearson Fellow Hafsah Lak is named to the honor roll at the Clinton Global Initiative University.
Tackling Inequality | Olivia Carneiro
Pearson Fellow Olivia Carneiro tackles the root causes of inequality in Brazil.
Pearson Fellow speaks at Global Conflict | The Human Impact
Pearson Fellow Olivia Carneiro (MPP '19) speaks at Global Conflict | The Human Impact, a conference held by The Pearson Institute in Belfast, Northern Ireland in August 2018 in partnership with Queen's University Belfast.
Ramin Kohanteb/The Pearson Institute