The G. Matthew Bonham Scholar of the Year Award 2017:
Ilana Rachel Siegal
This year’s recipient is
Ilana Siegal, who ranks as the top student academically of our approximately 120-member
major graduating class and exhibits intellectual curiosity in every undertaking.
Her geographic area of concentration is Middle
East/North Africa, and her topic concentration is International Political
Economy, with a particular focus on global health issues. Ilana is participating in our Distinction Program
in International Relations and in the Renee Crown University Honors Program
under the supervision of Political Science Associate Professor Miriam Elman. Her IR Distinction capstone research project is
titled “The Impact of Conflict on Palestinian Health: a United Nations
Perspective.” She also served as a Remembrance Scholar for 2016-2017 and has
participated in the College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Team, the SU
Ambulance Service, and Global Brigades medical services, embodying the idea of
“scholarship in action.” She plans to
attend medical school.