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Class of 2021 Graduate Student Fellows

Ann Corbitt

Ann Corbitt

Weinberg College, Philosophy

Annie is a PhD student in Northwestern's Department of Philosophy, specializing in Ancient Greek Philosophy, particularly the moral philosophy of Plato and Aristotle. Her work examines Plato's view of poetry and the role he thinks it plays in our moral lives. She is interested in questions concerning whether art and storytelling can offer us legitimate pathways to understanding what is good and moral, or whether reasoned discourse should be considered the only route to such knowledge. Her other interests include reading Annie Dillard, hiking in National Parks, and spending time with her pet rabbit.

Ariana Turner

Ariana Turner

Feinberg College, Clinical Psychology

Ariana Turner is a PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology. She works in Professor Dan McAdams’ lab and her research examines the psychological significance of how we tell the stories of our lives, most especially in terms of cross-cultural narratives and narratives at the end of life. She grew up in Kansas City, went to Scripps College in California for undergrad, and spent the next year living in Australia and Sri Lanka before coming to Northwestern. In her free time, Ariana can be found writing, traveling, weightlifting, or drinking excessive amounts of coffee.

Kumar Ramanathan

Kumar Ramanathan

Weinberg College, Political Science

Kumar Ramanathan is a PhD candidate in Northwestern's political science department. His research explores how law and public policy shape racial and gender inequalities, with a focus on immigration policy, social policy, and criminal justice policy in the United States. Outside of academia, he enjoys movies, biking, and brunch. Kumar is from Hong Kong by way of Boston.

Sam Gowland

Sam Gowland

McCormick School of Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Sam Gowland is pursuing his PhD in Northwestern's Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. He works on engineering and evolving the biosynthetic machinery inside of cells in the lab of Dr. Michael Jewett. After growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, Sam headed to Arizona State University for his B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Outside of school, Sam enjoys reading, making music, and playing board and tabletop games with his friends.

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