One outstanding Oxonian

From Santa Clara to Oxford, meet Nicholas Obradovich ’09.

Last year the coveted Santa Clara Honors Program fellowship took Nicholas Obradovich ’09 to Oxford University. The economics and environmental studies major kept up with his coursework across the Atlantic and, during his first term, landed the Mansfield Visiting Student Prize for top academic performance. He followed this accomplishment by training for spring track and field. Did it pay off? Competing against Cambridge University in a track meet, he won the discus, nabbed second in the 60-meter hurdles, came in third in the high jump, and finished fourth in the 60-meter sprint. Which was the biggest challenge? Definitely the hundreds of pages of reading and two papers due each week, Obradovich said.

Summer found him back stateside, doing economics research and working part time at Intel Corp. as an environmental sustainability analyst.

The Big 10 Fall 2008
Build a Better Pipeline

Austin Gray ’19 takes initiative to increase the presence and confidence of black employees in the Silicon Valley.

 

Take Charge

For the first time ever, all six academic leadership roles are filled by women—not bad for a school that didn’t grant women degrees until 1961

Bringing Tradition Near

Kaweni Ibarra ’19 learned how to reinvigorate history when he apprenticed with a Hawaiian tattooist his senior year.

Bright Times

Sammi Bennett ’19 tap the potential of women in clean energy on her Fulbright scholarship to India.