Explo Alum Named Rhodes Scholar

December 1, 2014

We're excited to announce that Noam Angrist, educator, humanitarian, Explo Alum, and recent MIT graduate, is one of this year's Rhodes Scholars.

"Passionate about education, economics, crew, and making the world a better place," states one MIT News article, "Angrist’s drive and work ethic are matched by his creativity and unconventional methods."

Explo Alum Noam Angrist only graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2013 with a degree in economics and mathematics, but already he has a series of impressive accomplishments under his belt. He coached high school crew teams to state championship gold, co-founded the non-profit Amphibious Achievement ("a dual athletic and academic program for urban youth in the Boston area"), spoke about his passion for the "Do Now" approach to education during a TIM Talk, and conducted academic research for the World Bank, the White House, and the Affordable Care Act.

Passionate about education, economics, crew, and making the world a better place, Angrist’s drive and work ethic are matched by his creativity and unconventional methods.

Recently, Noam traveled to Botswana as a Fulbright Scholar and founded an educational NGO that focuses on HIV prevention and the discouragement of intergenerational sex. It's an NGO that he's still working to expand to 340 schools in five southern African countries, including Botswana.

Named as one of this year's 32 Rhodes Scholars, Noam "hopes to continue to apply his economics acumen to assess and develop poverty-alleviation projects that work."

Congratulations to Noam and the rest of this year's Rhodes Scholars!


Photo by Allegra Boverman for MIT News

By Lisa Merlini

Tag: Alumni News

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