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John Harvard's Journal

Far-Flung Fellows

September-October 2007

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Liz Goodwin and Samuel Bjork

Harvard Magazine’s Berta Greenwald Ledecky Undergraduate Fellows for the 2007-2008 academic year will be Liz Goodwin ’08 and Samuel Bjork ’09, who were selected after an evaluation of writing submitted by 30 student applicants for the position the largest pool of candidates in the program s history. The Fellows, who join the editorial staff during the year, contribute to the magazine as Undergraduate columnists and initiate story ideas, write news and feature items, and edit copy before publication.

Goodwin, of Galveston, Texas, and Eliot House, concentrates in history and literature, with a focus on Latin America and North America. A Crimson executive editor, she spent the summer setting up a newspaper in a home for street children in La Paz, Bolivia. In previous summers, she has taught English in Panama and studied literature in Argentina.

Bjork, of Minneapolis and Eliot House, as well, is concentrating in chemical and physical biology. He has done a tour as a Let s Go researcher/writer in Germany, and has written for the Harvard Book Review and the Crimson. Bjork is also involved in the undergraduate Writing Center, serves on the fiction board of the Advocate, and is a violinist in the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra. During the summer, he worked in the laboratory of George Church, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School; he will work in a pediatric health clinic in Botswana during the fall and winter this academic year. The Ledecky Fellowships are supported by Jonathan J. Ledecky 79, M.B.A. 83, and named in honor of his mother.