Bermuda’s Rhodes scholar announced
A former Bermuda High School pupil was announced yesterday as Bermuda’s Rhodes scholar for this year.
Deirdre Collins, from St George’s, was awarded the honour after a gruelling application process for the prestigious award.
Ms Collins will use the scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in environmental change and management at Hertford College, Oxford.
She left St Paul’s School in New Hampshire with distinctions in science and humanities in June 2013 after attending BHS.
She then graduated from Georgetown University in Washington last May with a BSc in biology.
Ms Collins went to work with NY Green Bank as an investment and portfolio management analyst after leaving Georgetown.
The New York State- sponsored fund is involved in researching clean energy technologies.
Ms Collins spent two months crossing the Juneau Icefield in Alaska to conduct research on geology, climatology and glaciology in 2016.
She presented her findings at the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco in December of that year.
Ms Collins is also a former research intern at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, where she conducted surveys relating to recovering coral reefs in Castle Harbour.
She also spent a summer as an intern at The Royal Gazette.
While at Georgetown, Ms Collins worked in various capacities with the school’s newspaper, The Hoya.
She also danced in a number of school performances and was a member of the school’s cross-country team.
Ms Collins also volunteered with the Georgetown University After School Kids Programme.
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