Ian O’Grady’15 awarded the 2017 Marshall Scholarship

Former Rose Institute student manager, Ian E. O’Grady’15, has been named recipient of the prestigious Marshall Scholarship for 2017. He will be pursuing MPhil in Politics (Comparative Government) at Oxford University beginning October of 2017.

All of us at the Rose Institute are so proud of Ian, who effectively led a staff of 35 undergraduates during his term as Student Manager for academic year 2014-2015.  As a sophomore new hire, he worked on the California Almanac and Redistricting in America websites. He quickly became the project manager for the Almanac and manager of the Institute’s newly-formed Technical Team.  As a junior, he continued managing the Tech Team, assisting with new hire training, and began research with visiting professor J. Andrew Sinclair, constructing a nationwide database of state primary election laws. During that time, while ably tackling his academic requirements at CMC, he continued an active agenda of research, including writing his senior thesis on primaries that served as a basis for a Rose Institute white paper. He went on to co-author two articles on primary election systems with Professor Sinclair and has become an expert on the topic.

“As a research assistant and then a student manager at the Rose Institute, Ian was an outstanding asset to the Institute. We are all very happy for him and proud of him. He will be a great representative of Claremont McKenna College and the United States as a Marshall Scholar.” –  Director Andrew E. Busch

“Ian embodies the best of the Rose Institute. We congratulate him on winning the Marshall Scholarship and wish him well.” – Associate Director Kenneth P. Miller

Ian graduated magna cum laude in May 2015 with dual majors in Government and Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE), and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He was as a Research Associate at New York University, as well as the Rose Institute. Ian is currently working in the office of Mayor Greg Stanton in Phoenix, Arizona.


For more information:

About the Marshall Scholarship –  http://www.marshallscholarship.org/scholars/winners_announced

From Claremont McKenna College – https://www.cmc.edu/news/ian-ogrady-%E2%80%9915-awarded-marshall-scholarship-to-study-in-uk

From the Office of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton – https://twitter.com/mayorstanton/status/808741332004970496



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