Adam Smith Fellowship
Each year, 15-20 students are selected through a competitive application process to become fellows and take part in student-run bi-weekly seminars on readings of their choosing as well as a weeklong Wintersession seminar on the topic of freedom in theory and practice. Students also have the chance to work on original research projects and present their findings at Wellesley’s annual Ruhlman Conference in the spring and at professional conferences on and off campus.
Cassandra Allen originates from Zionsville, IN, but escaped the cornfields of Central Indy to come to the East Coast and study international relations-economics at Wellesley.
Ellie Chalphin is a sophomore from Philadelphia, PA majoring in economics and religion.
Madelena Collins is from Richmond, VA, but as the daughter of two former Naval officers, she has lived in Hawaii, Utah, California, and West Virginia.
Cassandra Cronin was born in New York City, but raised in Johns Creek, GA.
Jeane-Yve Daniel is a senior with a major in sociology and a minor in philosophy.
Caroline George is a sophomore at Wellesley College (originally from rural Maine) studying environmental studies and jazz & world music.
Hannah Jacobs is from Washington, DC. As a DC native and daughter of an immigration lawyer, she adopted an interest in immigration, human rights law, and assimilation.
Sophia Leung is a sophomore at Wellesley College double-majoring in Computer Science and Political Science.
Sabrina Liang is a sophomore majoring in political science from Diamond Bar, CA.
Danni Ondraskova lives on the South Side of Chicago and is originally from the Czech Republic.
I want to explore the topics of political parties’ viewpoints on restrictions of freedom, as well as America’s role in foreign policy and if/how it encroaches on other country’s freedoms.
I enjoy seeing that human beings--spanning across diverse geographic locations, times in history, and worldviews--have all sought freedom.
I am interested in the different and often contrasting views of freedom and how they impact political theory and policy decisions.
I'm a Sophomore from Los Angeles, California. I am planning to major in Economics and contemplating minoring in Computer Science.
I am interested in the freedom of religion and it's intersection with capitalism, specifically in non denominational churches.
I am a first year from Silver Spring, Maryland. I am a prospective Political Science/International Relations major who is obsessed with anything even remotely connected to politics.
I am a first-year. I grew up in Portland, Oregon but moved to San Diego a few years ago.
I am a sophomore at Wellesley, from Denver, Colorado, majoring in Political Science and Russian Language.
Freedom is a topic familiar yet estranged to me. But despite all negative remarks on the level of freedom in China, I firmly believe that China is heading for a brighter future.
I'm a first-year from south Florida. I'm majoring in econ but I'm also considering a double major with computer science or philosophy.
I am a First Year from California and Michigan. I intend to major in Economics but am also very interested in politics and religion.
I am a sophomore at Wellesley College with a double major in Biological Sciences and Economics; I am originally from Shenyang, China, and moved to America when I was six.
I am a first year from Florida. I plan on double majoring in Political Science focused on International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies.
I am a philosophy and economics double major in my third year Wellesley College.
I am a senior at Wellesley majoring in both Political Science and American History.
I am a first- year student born in Sanski Most, Bosnia but grew up in Sydney, Australia.
I am a sophomore studying Media Arts and Science, originally from Naples, Florida.
I am a senior philosophy major deeply interested in questions of equality, civil rights and justice.
I am an Economics and Political Science major in my sophomore year at Wellesley.
I'm a first year from Texas and a potential International Relations major with a focus in Economics. My research for the Adam Smith fellowship will focus on how religion has shaped the western view of freedom and the modern challenges religion poses to freedom.
I am studying Classical Civilization and Education and my primary interest is education policy, especially as it relates to broader social, political, and economic issues in the U.S.