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College Senior Awarded 2009 Rhodes Scholarship

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

We are pleased to announce that Jisung Park, an Economics-Political Science major from Shelton, CT has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for 2009.

Jisung has conducted innovative research on tropical rainforests in Queensland, Australia – inspiring his senior thesis: Carbon Credits for Reduced Deforestation – A Dynamic Model of Costs and Benefits. He serves on the editorial board of Consilience, a journal of sustainable development and has been a research assistant for Professors Jagdish Bhagwati and David Lee. He is a bass singer in an a capella group on campus and also plays on the male practice squad of our women’s basketball team. An energetic and engaging cultural ambassador, Jisung spent his junior year studying at Oxford and has taught English in Korea. He will return to Oxford to pursue an M.Sc. in Nature, Society, and Environmental Policy – allowing him to pursue his passion for sustainable development.

Jisung is a wonderful representative for Columbia and we are so very proud of his many accomplishments.

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