WID Scholar Award Winners
Since 1990, Women In Defense has awarded over $675,000 to more than 165 deserving recipients pursuing education toward a career in national security.
2021 - 2022 Academic Year
Tam Brewster has 7 years of industry experience in the defense and semiconductor sector. She is currently a mission assurance engineer at Ball Aerospace. With her previous roles at Samsung and Draper, Tam provides deep expertise in failure analysis at the process and manufacturing levels to direct risk-mitigating mission assurance efforts for the defense industry. In addition, she uses her platform as a leader to advocate for the recruitment and retention of women in highly technical fields. Tam holds a B.S. from U.C. Irvine in Chemistry and is pursuing her M.S. from Northeastern in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Leadership.
Elizabeth “Liz” Doughty is an incoming doctoral student in Exercise Science at the University at Buffalo. During her recent research fellowship at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Liz focused her work on characterizing elite female warfighters and the physiological impact of heavy load carriage on soldier performance. She earned her Master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Merrimack College, and her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. As a doctoral student, Liz aims to investigate injury risks, prevention, and implications on female warfighter performance.
Roni Fraser is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware (UD), specializing in disasters, environmental sociology, and health. Roni previously earned her M.A. in Sociology from UD and a B.S. in Emergency Administration and Planning from The University of North Texas. She has gained professional experience from multiple federal agencies, including the NRC, NHTSA, FEMA, and Executive Office of the United States President. Roni is also an active disaster response volunteer with Team Rubicon and plans to seek acceptance to the U.S. Coast Guard Officer Candidate School following her graduation.
Viviana Angelini will be pursuing a Master's degree at the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University, with a focus on Security Policy and Conflict Resolution. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, with a B.A. in Political Science, a certificate in Security Studies, and minors in Russian, International Politics, and Piano Performance. Throughout her undergraduate career, Viviana researched North Korea's nuclear targeting strategy and served in multiple internships in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Department of Defense. Viviana expects to continue her public service throughout graduate school and beyond, advocating for innovative, collaborative, and equitable solutions to global security threats.
Michaela Coplen is a doctoral candidate in International Relations at the University of Oxford, where she received her MPhil in 2020. Her research spans a breadth of issues in conflict and peacebuilding, with a specific focus on the practice of international negotiations. She was appointed as a National Student Poet by Mrs. Obama and has worked for the U.S. Army War College’s Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute as well as USAID. She holds a B.A. in International Studies from Vassar College, where she was a Ford Scholar and a Tananbaum Fellow, and is a 2018 Marshall Scholar.
Madison Reed is a first-year doctoral student in Chemical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She recently graduated with honors from UMass Lowell’s Plastics Engineering program in May 2021 where she performed research for the Departments of Defense and of Homeland Security. Madison is passionate about sustainable and biobased materials for defense applications and data science. Her doctoral research will focus on the design of efficient, biobased fuels and waste-to-energy conversions.
Allison Owen is a Master of Arts candidate for Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, as well as for International Affairs with a concentration in WMD Nonproliferation, Nuclear Policy, and Global Security at MGIMO University. While attending courses, she worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism. Prior to her master’s program, she received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas and proceeded to work at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Kansas City National Security Campus, which is managed by Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies.
Lauren Risany is entering her senior year at Purdue University, studying Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering with a concentration in Autonomy and Control. She is a year-round intern at Sandia National Laboratories and currently develops real-time trajectory optimization strategies for hypersonic boost-glide vehicles. Upon graduation, Lauren will continue her education in graduate school. She hopes to use her passion for national security to investigate mission planning in contested environments. Lauren is also studying to earn her private pilot’s license to gain further familiarity with flight systems and to enjoy her passion for flight.
Naomie Baptiste is a Master of Business Administration candidate at Howard University, where the Business School is ranked as Bloomberg’s No. 1 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Florida State University. She is a Program Manager at Lockheed Martin in Orlando, FL, where she works on projects related to global security, innovation, and aerospace for the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. federal government agencies. She volunteers her time as the President of the Central Florida Section of the Society of Women Engineers and was recently awarded the Orlando Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 recognition for her contributions to the industry and community.
Nesrine Taha, national program manager of an international military construction program at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is in her last year of her doctoral studies at the George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Supported by the Women In Defense, her doctoral research is at the intersection of artificial intelligence and cyber resilience, and involves the use of AI to ensure smart military bases are protected from cyber intrusions.
Nesrine started her career as a mechanical engineer and fire protection specialist on Bechtel Power projects. After a successful career in power generation, she took a career break to raise her family. Nesrine than joined the Nanoscale Research Laboratory at the University of Cambridge where she designed and forged multifunctional nanoscale particulate systems for the thermal ablation of glioblastoma multiforme cancer cells. As part of her research, she also formulated a protocol for the control of the surface texture of gold nanoshells for plasmonic applications. Nesrine holds Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Nanoscale Science and Engineering from American University in Cairo and the University of Cambridge, respectively. Nesrine’s personal passion is supporting women in becoming financially secure through job retraining and reentry into the workforce.
2020 - 2021 Academic Year
Chandler Ruis is a Master of International Affairs candidate at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Her concentrations include intelligence, women, peace, security, and homeland security. She holds a B.S. in Animal Science from Texas A&M University. Chandler seeks to continue her public service by blending her undergraduate and graduate coursework in order to analyze and evaluate the role of biosecurity as it pertains to national security. She is a veteran of the United States Army and worked as an intelligence professional for six years.
Paige Harrison is a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. She is stationed in Los Angeles Air Force Base and works as a development engineer for the Space and Missiles Center, Launch Enterprise. In addition, she is currently attending Loyola Marymount University to pursue her M.S. in Systems Engineering, concentrating in Space Systems. Paige earned her B.S. in Systems Engineering with a minor in Portuguese from the United States Air Force Academy in 2019. During her time at the academy, she focused on human factors design in human-machine teaming and studied abroad at the Brazil Air Force Academy.
Kathryn Hill is entering her senior year at the University of Florida, pursuing her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Information Systems and Operations Management through a combined degree program in the Warrington College of Business. She has been an intern within the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI for the past two years. Kathryn started in the national security and defense industry by interning at Booz Allen Hamilton in Tampa, Florida, following her freshman year. Kathryn’s upbringing in a military family has fueled her desire to pursue a career in the national security and defense industry following her graduation in December 2021.
Rachel Pray is a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force Reserves and a first-year osteopathic medical student at Nova Southeastern University KPCOM in Clearwater, Florida. She graduated from Syracuse University in May 2020 with degrees in Neuroscience and Biology, and earned her commission in the Air Force through AFROTC Detachment 535 at SU. After medical school, she will serve as an active duty military physician and officer. Rachel will combine her passions for leadership, medicine, and advocacy to increase efficiency and patient satisfaction within military medicine as well as to reconstruct the VA Healthcare System.
Kathryn Wesdyk is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is a member of the Armed Forces Committee and the Black Family Fellowship, a leadership program for military members. Prior to the Kennedy School, Kathryn attended the U.S. Naval Academy where she earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Her passion lies in the fusion of technology and policy to make lasting change, whether that be for her research in international development, time in the Navy, or service more broadly. Upon graduation, Kathryn will continue on to serve in the Navy as a submarine officer.
Samantha Hubner is an incoming Master’s degree candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University as part of the Map Your Future pathway. She plans to concentrate in International Security Studies and Geospatial Intelligence, with additional language specializations in both Mandarin and French. With this plan of study, she intends to formally integrate her passions and skills in geospatial data science and national security. Specifically, Samantha hopes to position her studies around exploring longitudinal disinformation patterns by foreign actors to create actionable visualizations of how disinformation is spread.
Priya Balasubramanian is a doctoral student and HORIZONS WID Scholar at Cornell University in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with Distinction in 2012 from Duke University with a BSE. She then completed her Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 2016 at Columbia University, where she was a NSF S-STEM SEGUE Scholar, Tesla Scholar, and Electrical Engineering Ambassador. At Cornell, she researches GHz MEMS ultrasound interfaces and neural cell culture towards engineering, developing, and understanding neural tissue and in vitro interfaces. Priya’s research extends into computational modeling, involving quantitative susceptibility mapping.
Cindy Martinez is a Semester Research Analyst at the Center for Security and Emerging Technology, where she works on the CyberAI Project. Prior to this role, she served at the Department of Homeland Security and advised senior leadership on topics such as offensive cyber operations, government hacking programs, artificial intelligence, and space infrastructure. Cindy is currently pursuing an M.A. in Security Studies at Georgetown University and holds dual B.A. degrees in Cybersecurity and Marketing from California State University, San Bernardino.
Lauren Workman is a key member of the Sustainability, Risk, Tools & Governance team at Dell and has 10+ years of customer service experience in cybersecurity, supply chain management, and sales. Having served over nine years in the U.S. Air Force, she now has a federal clearance and the skills necessary to address customer concerns regarding supply chain security. She collaborates with Dell Fed, external industry experts, and other organizations to develop, prioritize, and implement risk mitigation strategies throughout the supply chain. Lauren is currently pursuing an MBA with a concentration in Cybersecurity at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business.
Danyale Kellogg is an MIA candidate on the National Security and Diplomacy track with concentrations in East Asia and Biosecurity at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. She is also a Global Health Graduate Program student at the Texas A&M School of Public Health. She is active in numerous extra curriculars; has interned with DoD, DHS, and several other organizations; has studied abroad multiple times in South Korea and Chile; and is an alumna of The Fund for American Studies. Danyale previously earned a B.A. in History from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX.
Nesrine Taha has a background in nanoscale mechanical engineering and engineering systems with work experience in research and the private sector. She pursues opportunities related to engineering, program management, and business while enjoying making impactful differences within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and DoD. She helped design engineering systems on Bechtel Power generation plants and, at the University of Cambridge, fully developed multifunctional nanoscale particulate systems for the thermal ablation of glioblastoma multiforme cancer cells. In her career and volunteer work, Nesrine aims to support women by creating financial security through job retraining and reentry into the STEM workforce.
2019 - 2020 Academic Year
Priya Balasubramanian is a doctoral student at Cornell University in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Chemistry at Duke University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with Distinction in 2012. She then completed an MS in Electrical Engineering at Columbia University, where she was awarded an NSF S-STEM SEGUE Scholarship and was a Tesla Scholar and Electrical Engineering Ambassador, graduating in 2016. Priya started her studies at Cornell University in 2016, where she was awarded the Cornell Graduate School Fellowship an Neurotechnology Fellowship in order to work with GHz MEMS ultrasound interfaces and neural cell culture towards engineering, developing, and understanding neural tissue and in vitro interfaces. Her research extends into computational modeling, involving quantitative susceptibility mapping. The Women In Defense HORIZONS Scholarship has provided Priya with incredible support towards her efforts in researching GHz ultrasonic neural interfaces that have many applications for warfighters in terms of therapeutics, diagnostics, and brain and tissue on a chip systems to combat biological warfare. Priya is interested in continuing to work towards computational models and devices to develop in vitro technologies as ethical, rapid, and practical solutions for medical and biological defense problems. HORIZONS offers her the unique opportunity to communicate ideas regarding her research to the rest of the defense community and learn more about defense-related applications, allowing for an incredibly collaborative environment.
Camille Bobiak was inspired by her father’s involvement in defense contracting to follow in his footsteps. After high school, Camille attended the Florida Institute of Technology and graduated Cum Laude with a BS in Ocean Engineering. In her senior year of college, she started an internship with Raytheon, working on the Airborne Mine Neutralization System. She immediately fell in love with working on defense programs. Upon the completion of her internship, she was hired full time at Raytheon in 2016 with the chance to pursue an MEng in Systems Engineering in 2017. She is currently working the Zumwalt Class Destroyer Program and has had the opportunity to work in Maine, Rhode Island, and California supporting the program on a ship at DDG1000 and DDG1001 with live activation, and in the lab through software integration and testing. She is currently involved in integrating warfare systems with the Zumwalt’s Total Ship Computing Environment in San Diego. Her favorite part of her job is the ability to go underway with the ship and complete system activation at sea. She hopes to complete her graduate program at the Stevens Institute of Technology by May 2020 with the help of the Women In Defense HORIZONS Scholarship. She is currently striving to become a subject matter expert in the Zumwalt Class Destroyer Program and hopes to become a Raytheon Engineering Fellow later in her career, the highest technical accolade.
Alexandra Bruer is an MPP 2020 candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School. Previously, Alexandra served on active duty for five years in the U.S. Army. During this time, she completed two overseas deployments. Prior to her military service, Alexandra spent seven months in Egypt during the Arab Spring, studying Middle Eastern politics and learning Arabic at the American University in Cairo. Alexandra earned a BA in Government and Near Eastern Studies from Cornell University. Her policy interests include international security with a special focus on the Middle East and civil military relations.
Lauren Finkenthal is a graduate student in Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program, where she is concentrating in Terrorism and Sub-State Violence as well as pursuing a certificate in African Studies. Originally from northeast Ohio, Lauren first moved to DC in 2015 to begin her undergraduate studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She has been in the Washington area ever since, with the exception of a semester spent studying abroad in Dakar, Senegal. She intends to stay in the area following graduation from her accelerated Master’s program this coming May. Lauren’s professional experience includes several security-focused internships, including positions with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and Abt Associates, as well as several years of administrative work for the SFS Dean’s Office at Georgetown.
Jillian Joffe was raised in Huntsville, Alabama, and then attended college at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. Jillian currently attends graduate school at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She was inspired to pursue engineering after attending Space Camp in high school. She was motivated to pursue a career in the defense industry after completing undergraduate internships at Davidson Technologies and Dynetics, both of which are defense contractors based in Huntsville. Upon the completion of her Master’s degree, Jillian hopes to use her leadership skills and engineering background to identify defense-related needs and pursue solutions in industry. While Jillian attended Auburn University, she held a position as a tour guide for potential engineering students and their families through Cupola Engineering Ambassadors. She is an alumnus of a professional and social sorority for women in technical sciences, Alpha Omega Epsilon Beta Nu Chapter, for which she is currently an advisor. Additionally, Jillian was a founding member of a student media organization, tutored engineering classes, and mentored young women in STEM. At the conclusion of her time at Auburn University, she was awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation to continue her studies at Purdue University.
Allison Maddux serves as a senior analyst within the Department of Defense, remaining focused on South Asia while transforming and improving the way department analysts assess insurgency and asymmetric military conflict. Allison has deployed twice to Afghanistan and has detailed to Special Operations Command as well as the advisory group for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as a subject matter expert on Afghan forces and security. This Spring, she transitioned to OSD Policy in support of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia. Allison is currently pursuing an MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University and received a BS in Geography from the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she earned the Outstanding Achievement in Geography Award as well as Phi Beta Kappa honors.
Taylor Martin is an MA candidate in Security Studies at Georgetown University, concentrating in Terrorism and Substate Violence. Taylor graduated from the University of Georgia in 2018 with a BA in International Affairs and minors in Spanish, Arabic, and Consumer Economics. Throughout her early professional career, Taylor focused on nonproliferation, export controls, and protecting the U.S. federal supply chain from foreign adversaries. While at the University of Georgia, Taylor was a Security Leadership Fellow at the Center for International Trade and Security where she worked on nonproliferation and strategic trade control issues. She also interned at TradeSecure, where she maintained a database for global export control and sanctions requirements that covered 95% of world trade. While interning at Defense Security Service, she conducted research on industry technologies targeted by U.S. adversaries and assisted in supply chain risk management efforts. At the Department of State, Taylor researched civil-military fusion in China to help determine how it impacts U.S. industry, and vetted dual-use export control licenses with a focus on exports to China. Currently, Taylor is an intern at the Department of Defense, working to identify foreign intelligence threats.
Schuyler Moore is currently a Fellow with the OSD Defense Innovation Board and a Research Analyst with the Center for Security and Emerging Technology. She was most recently the project lead for the Defense Innovation Board’s 5G Study and Zero Trust whitepaper, and her portfolio includes a range of issues involving tactical networks on the battlefield. She is an MA candidate in Security Studies at Georgetown University, concentrating in Technology & Security. She received her BA in Government from Harvard University in 2015. During her time at Harvard, Schuyler took the majority of her coursework at the Harvard Kennedy School and was a Teaching Fellow for Graham Allison. Prior to this experience, she was a Senior Analyst at Renaissance Strategic Advisors, an aerospace and defense consulting firm that works with defense primes. Schuyler also previously worked with the National Defense University in Washington, DC, and the George C. Marshall Center Security Studies Center in Garmisch, Germany. In 2013, Schuyler worked at a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, teaching history and self-defense lessons, and continued to tutor her students remotely until 2018. Schuyler has published work on subjects regarding the Levant, the Middle East, and Central Asia in RealClearDefense, Strategy Bridge, The National Interest, and The Diplomat.
Amber Morgan is a Master’s candidate in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, where she is also pursuing a Certificate in Financial Crime Management. Amber has a BA in International Affairs and another in Political Science from the University of Georgia, where she focused in Security Studies and minored in Spanish. Amber is currently a Graduate Fellow at the National Nuclear Security Administration, where she focuses on international nuclear safeguards. Prior to joining NNSA, Amber worked on nonproliferation and arms control issues in Vienna, Austria, as an intern at the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna. During her time there, she also interned at the International Atomic Energy Agency. Prior to this role, Amber worked on nuclear nonproliferation and national security issues at the Harvard Belfer Center, the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, the Center for International Trade and Security, and the Naval Postgraduate School.
Margarita Valkovskaya is an MPA candidate at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Margarita received a BS in Foreign Affairs from Georgetown University with a major in International History and a concentration in the Middle East. Margarita was a Boren Fellow to Tajikistan in 2019 and speaks fluent Russian and intermediate Farsi. While in Tajikistan, Margarita interned with United Nations Development Program BOMNAF Project (Border Management Northern Afghanistan) and completed a field trip to security checkpoints on the Tajik-Afghan border. At the Maxwell School, Margarita is a Graduate Research Assistant with the director of the Institute of National Security and Counterterrorism, a multidisciplinary, university-based center for the study of national and international security and terrorism. Her academic interests include security in Eurasia, Counterterrorism, and the use of the internet and new media to affect soft power priorities.
Megan Ward is a PhD candidate in the interdisciplinary Jackson School of International Studies and the lead research assistant for the JSIS Global Research Group (GRG). Her research details training procedures in the United States and Mexico, exploring the intersections of borderland and security studies and the impact of private training experts on the modern border. Her research with the GRG concerns disinformation, bad actors, vigilante violence, and the private-public partnerships in cybersecurity. During the academic year, she manages undergraduate students as they research big data trends, state security, and international politics, all while writing her dissertation. She earned an MS in Homeland Security Studies from San Diego State University and a BA in Religious Studies from the University of California, San Diego. Her critical approach to security matters has been informed by professional experience earned while working alongside the Department of Defense as a defense contractor in San Diego. Prior to being the recipient of the Henry M. Jackson Fellowship in 2016, she received the 2015 SDSU Dean’s Award for Research and Scholarship along with a corresponding grant for her graduate work regarding the analysis of federal training programs and profiling procedures.
Elizabeth Wright is an MA candidate in Security Policy Studies at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Her research centers on the defense applications of emerging technology, specifically examining artificial intelligence (AI) and biotechnology. Elizabeth is a 2019-2020 DACOR Bacon House Foundation Scholarship recipient and an inaugural fellow of the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute Summer Institute on AI and Society. Currently, she serves as a #NatSecGirlSquad Ambassador and is a member of the Girl Security board of advisors. Her work is published in the International Association for Political Science Students’ academic journal, Politikon.
2018 - 2019 Academic Year
- Katharine Ahrens, North Carolina State University
- Priya Balasubramanian, Cornell University
- Sarah Grant, Harvard Law School
- Erika Lustig, Michigan State University
- Miranda McConnell, Purdue University
- Schuyler Moore, Georgetown University
- Amber Morgan, Middlebury Institute of International Studies
- Allison Murray, Purdue University
- Kathryn Nickelson, Texas A&M University
- Ashley Nicolas, Georgetown University Law Center
- Daniela Ondraskova, Wellesley College
- Elena Osorio Camacena, University of California-Berkeley
- Elani Owen, Stanford University
- Elizabeth Salesky, Carnegie Mellon University
- Julia Wilhelm, George Washington University
- B. Winter, The University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy
2017 - 2018 Academic Year
- Mara Burger, University of Southern California
- Linnea Johnson, The George Washington University
- Angela Robinson, Florida Atlantic University
- Sarah Grant, Harvard Law School
- Deborah Masterson, University of Utah
- Sara Gallagher, Kings College London
2016 - 2017 Academic Year
- Hannah Lyness, Carnegie Mellon University
- Elisabeth Whitbeck, Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government
- Kathryn Morisy, Johns Hopkins University - School of Advanced International Studies
- Linnea Johnson, The George Washington University
- Lindsay Gabbert, Pennsylvania State University
2015 - 2016 Academic Year
- Melissa Skorka, Oxford University
- Elizabeth Irwin, Georgetown University
- Katherine Leggiero, George Mason University
2014 - 2015 Academic Year
- Julia LeStrange Stern, Harvard Kennedy School
- Maureen Anne Smolskis, Connecticut College
- Brookelle Jane Stockton, Mercyhurst University
- Maureen Katherine Rowell, University of Washington, Seattle
2013 - 2014 Academic Year
- Michelle Shevin-Coetzee, George Washington University
- Ann Margaret Castner, University of Notre Dame
- Christina Michelle Beasley, Georgetown University
- Lauren Sloane Speakman, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
- Brittany Yalamanchili, Rutgers School of Pharmacy
2012 - 2013 Academic Year
- Margaret Webber-Smith, Georgetown University
- Kara Karpman, Duke University
- Megan Zebert-Judd, San Diego State University
- Caitlin Lee, King’s College, London, UK
- Danielle Breslin, Rochester Institute of Technology
- Doreen El-Roeiy, London School of Economics & Political Science
2011 - 2012 Academic Year
- Sarah Charlton, Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy
- Kathryn Bonnen, Michigan State University
- Charlotte Wygant, The George Washington University
- Kayla Hinrichs, Missouri State University
- Paula Koch, The George Washington University
- Anna Pavy, The George Washington University
2010 - 2011 Academic Year
- Jessica Hulings, Pennsylvania State University
- Megan Carpenter, The University of Buckingham, UK, and California State University
- Alisha Voorhees, Clemson University
2009 - 2010 Academic Year
- Sarah Wappett-Kendall, Georgetown University
- Jessica Howland, Carnegie Mellon University
- Christina Lucas, Florida Institute of Technology
2008 - 2009 Academic Year
- Cassie Marie Weaver, Pennsylvania State University
- Connie Theobald, Ohio University
- CPT Jennifer Carol Greanias, Georgetown University
- Laura Jeanette Simurda, University of Southern California
- Wesley C. Jenkins, Georgetown University
2007 - 2008 Academic Year
- Ashley Dawn Thirkill-Mackelprang, University of Washington
- Kristen Anne Lau, University of Washington
- Maryam Iman, National Defense University
- Bevin Mahoney Anderson, American Military University
- Wilma A. Wallace, Troy University
2006 - 2007 Academic Year
- Abbie Marie Stewart, University of Missouri-Rolla
- Allison L. Knippen, George Washington University
- H. Caitlin Ruthven, Georgetown University
- Sandra Mackay, George Mason University
- Tessa Zolnikov, University of Montana
2004 - 2005 Academic Year
- Alyson Marie Pinter, Mercyhurst College
- Christina Dawn Hruska, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Elishad M. Nolasco Pacheco, University de Puerto Rico Recinto Rio Piedras
- Furyisa I. Gianni, California State Hayward University
- Jennifer Marie Mayer, Saint Mary's, Notre Dame, IN
- Michelle Lynn Jordan, University of South Carolina, Columbia
- Tashira RaCael Gibbs, University of Michigan
- Valeria Y. Mackritis, University of Phoenix
2003 - 2004 Academic Year
- Andrea Hope Onstine, University of Florida
- Cecelia E. Angi, ITT Technical Institute
- Darlene P. Tong, University of California, Irvine
- Nancy Kay Johnson, University of Houston
- Nashira C. Washington, Polytechnic University
- Patricia Ethelind Change, Harvard University - Kennedy School of Government
- Rosemary Catherine Wells, Touro University, Cypress, CA
- Tamara Renee Shier, Monterey Institute of International Studies
2002 - 2003 Academic Year
- Christina Marie Morus, University of Georgia
- Galina Duckworth, Columbia University
- Kelly Marie McCarrie, San Jose State University
- Elena Fedorova, Georgetown University
- Maria Markley, Georgetown University
2001 - 2002 Academic Year
- Cynthia Pettitt, George Washington University, Elliot School
- Dana Paquin, Davidson College
- Kelly Truver, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Marie Piechowicz, California State University at Sacramento
- Sara J. Culp, University of Denver
2000 - 2001 Academic Year
- Claire R. Gardner, Columbia University
- Leslie Ann Lutz, Hendrix College
- Allison Davis, American University
- Cynthia Ann Brooks, Tufts University
- Emily A. Shearon, University of Missouri
- Trimble Leigh Bailey, Eastern Virginia Medical School
1999 - 2000 Academic Year
- Gabrielle Anderson, Georgetown University
- Kathleen Lambert
- Penny Kroul, St. Ambrose University
- Susan Hughes, Wright State University
1998 - 1999 Academic Year
- Felisa Vergara, Rice University
- Kimberly Homan, University of Arizona
- Courtney Banks, Georgetown University
- Janine DiFranco, Holy Cross College
- Julie Kovach, University of Illinois
- Kathryn Brooks, University of Chicago
- Kimberly Jimenez, New Hampshire College
1997 - 1998 Academic Year
- Elizabeth Guran, Kings College London
- Carrie Booth, University of Wales
- Erica Dahl, University of Washington
- Jennifer Lind, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Kyeh Kim, The American University
- Sarah Sawyer, University of Minnesota
1996 - 1997 Academic Year
- Keri Dogan, Dartmouth College
- Jennifer Giglio, Drew University
- Jennifer Taylor, University of California at Davis
- Kimberly Strickland, Embry-Riddle University
- Lora Egley, University of Arizona
- Heather McQuarrie, George Mason University
- Karen Hobart, George Mason University
- Donna Peterson, Webster University
1995 - 1996 Academic Year
- Barbara Lord, University of Maryland
- Karen Hobart, George Mason University
- Heather McQuarrie, George Mason University
- Martha Albers, Marymount University
1994 - 1995 Academic Year
- Martha Albers, Marymount University
- Debra Charles, American University
- Patric Sawyer, Christopher Newport University
- Karen Gregory, Marymount University
- Kathleen Donner, Marymount University
1993 - 1994 Academic Year
- Betsy Quint, Marymount University
- Jennifer Coltrain, Christopher Newport University
- Jill Voigt, George Mason University
- Martha Albers, Marymount University
- Susan Sampson, St. Leo College
- Angela Arwood, Christopher Newport University
- Kathy Wood, Marymount University
- Susan Testa, Marymount University
1992 - 1993 Academic Year
- Kerri Leslie, George Mason University
- Angela Gibson, American University
- Diane Goodnight, Marymount University
- Jennifer Coltrain, Thomas Nelson Community College
- Susan Sampson, Christopher Newport University
- Angela Turner, Marymount University
- Rhonda Mefferd, George Mason University
1991 - 1992 Academic Year
- Tracy Conard, George Mason University
1990 - 1991 Academic Year
- Jeanne Trapani, George Mason University