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Knight-Hennessy Scholars come from all over the world and all walks of life! Each scholar has a unique story about how they learned about and applied to Knight-Hennessy Scholars. 

These videos, taken from our online regional information sessions, feature scholars from a specific region. Scholars talk about their experiences as an international applicant applying to KHS, Stanford graduate school, and life as a scholar. You can get valuable insight into the application process from their perspectives. More regions forthcoming!

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Region: Western Europe 
Ileana Pirozzi, 2018 Cohort
From Italy
PhD in bioengineering at Stanford School of Engineering

Yann Dubois, 2021 Cohort
From Switzerland
PhD in computer science at Stanford School of Engineering

Region: Africa
Solomon Oyakhire, 2018 Cohort
From Nigeria
PhD in chemical engineering at Stanford School of Engineering

Ayo Dada, 2019 Cohort
From Nigeria
PhD in psychology at Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences

Region: South Asia
Aditya Vishwanath, 2018 Cohort
From India
PhD in learning sciences and technology design at Stanford Graduate School of Education

Ashwyn Sam, 2020 Cohort
From India
MS in aeronautics and astronautics at Stanford School of Engineering

Region: US South and PhD perspective
Marcus Forst, 2019 Cohort
From Pennsylvania
PhD in applied physics at Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences
Gracie Hornsby, 2020 Cohort
From North Carolina
PhD in environmental engineering at Stanford School of Engineering
Ayo Dada, 2019 Cohort
From Nigeria
PhD in psychology at Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences
 

 

Region: Middle East and North Africa
Abd Al-Rahman Traboulsi, 2018 Cohort
First-generation Syrian American
MD at Stanford School of Medicine

Region: Oceania
Chinmay Sonawane, 2021 Cohort
From Australia
PhD in biology at Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences

Region: Canada
Theo Bruun, 2020 Cohort
Born in Finland. Grew up in Canada
MD and PhD in biochemistry at Stanford School of Medicine

 

Region: East Asia
Chubing Li, 2021 Cohort
From China
MA in international policy at Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences

 

Region: Europe
Michal Gala, 2020 Cohort
From Poland
PhD in chemical engineering at Stanford School of Engineering

Theo Bruun, 2020 Cohort
Born in Finland. Grew up in Canada
MD and PhD in biochemistry at Stanford School of Medicine

 

Region: Latin America
Bruno Morato, 2021 Cohort
From Brazil
MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business