The Global Scholars Group (GSG) Board provides oversight to the Global Scholars Symposium (GSS) and Global Scholars Action Network (GSAN).

Rebekah Carpio

Fulbright Scholar Alumnas

United States


Rebekah is passionate about discovering how the arts can reach and positively impact audiences in creative and innovative ways. Currently pursuing her doctorate at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, her research looks into the rapid evolution of orchestras and explores how these changes are being reflected in conservatoire training, particularly in education and outreach initiatives. She came to the UK in 2013 as a Fulbright Scholar to take part in Guildhall’s Orchestral Artistry master’s programme, a unique specialism featuring partnership with the London Symphony Orchestra. She graduated with her MPerf from Guildhall in 2015, and previously received her BMus in Clarinet Performance and Arts Leadership Program Certificate from the Eastman School of Music.

Kaleem Hawa

Rhodes Scholar



Kaleem is pursuing his doctorate at Oxford University, writing his dissertation at the Big Data Institute on the applications of geospatial disease modelling on global health policy and national security. A graduate of the international relations program at Trinity College in the University of Toronto, Kaleem focuses on the intersections of climate change, health, and data. He has previously worked at the World Health Organization in Geneva, the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, McKinsey & Company in Toronto, and the Office of the Premier of Ontario. Kaleem is a first-generation Canadian of Lebanese descent.

Matthew Kuan Johnson

Gates Scholar

United States


Matthew’s research explores the processes underlying moral reasoning and behavior, and their implications for moral philosophy. He is also working on integrating theological, philosophical, and social scientific perspectives on joy and human flourishing for a Templeton funded project at the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. Matthew is currently a Gates Scholar and a PhD student in philosophy at the University of Cambridge. He holds an MPhil from Cambridge in Social and Developmental Psychology, and a B.A. from Yale University in Cognitive Science.