Rising junior Christina Cross (Latin American and Caribbean studies major) has been selected as a 2011 Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) Fellow. She is one of 25 college students nationwide named to this prestigious fellowship and the first Emory recipient in the program’s 17-year history. The fellowship has an estimated value of $75,000.

The fellowship program includes participation in summer institutes, a study abroad program, an internship, language study and graduate school, and must be completed within six years. Cross’ fellowship will begin in mid-June with the Sophomore Summer Policy Institute (SSPI), a seven-week program at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Cross has worked as a peer advisor and volunteer services intern in the Emory Center for International Programs Abroad, and has led service activities for the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity. She also serves as chaplain for Emory’s Voices of Inner Strength Choir and is a learning coach with Volunteer Emory. Cross is from Milwaukee, Wis.

The IIPP Fellowship program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation, seeks to enhance U.S. national security and global competitiveness by promoting excellence, international service and awareness among a representative cross-section of the American citizenry.

See May 19, 2011, news release

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