Simone Sasse '14Congratulations to Simone Sasse '14 of Los Angeles, who was recently awarded the Gates Cambridge Scholarship!  The award gives outstanding students from outside the United Kingdom the opportunity to pursue postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge. Fellow seniors David Abugaber and Izzy Kasdin, as well as alumnae Madeline McMahon and Elizabeth Presser were among the 95 winners this year.

The University website has a fantastic profile of Simone as well as the rest of this year's Princeton winners:

Sasse, of Los Angeles, is an ecology and evolutionary biology major pursuing a certificate in global health and health policy. She plans to pursue a master's degree in pathology at Cambridge. She hopes to become a physician-scientist specializing in infectious disease and focus her research on how to limit the transmission of tropical diseases.

"Simone is incredibly intelligent, hard working and an innovative thinker," said her senior thesis adviser Adel Mahmoud, a lecturer with the rank of professor in molecular biology and public policy.

Read the full profile at:

Recent SoCal Scholarship Winners

Simone isn't the only Southern California native making headlines recently:

Anastasya Lloyd-Damnjanovic '14Sachs Scholar Winner – Anastasya Lloyd-Damnjanovic ’14
Anastasya received the coveted Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship. She will graduate in the spring with a degree in Politics and pursue an MPhil in international relations at Worcester College, the University of Oxford... Read More »


Hannah Schoen ‘16PCSC Scholarship Winner – Hannah Schoen ’16
Hannah plans to enter the Woodrow Wilson School next fall. She’s interested in public policy and constitutional law – particularly as it applies to women’s, minority and LGBT issues... Read More »