Sachs Scholarship awarded to FSI Alumna Gabriela Oseguera Serra

Thursday, Jan 16, 2020

Princeton senior Gabriela Oseguera Serra has been named a recipient of the Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship, one of Princeton University’s highest awards. 

The Sachs Scholarship is intended to broaden the global experience of its recipients by providing them with the opportunity to study, work or travel abroad after graduation. It was established by classmates and friends of Daniel Sachs, a distinguished Princeton student athlete in the Class of 1960, who attended Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Sachs died of cancer at age 28 in 1967. The award is given to those who best exemplify Sachs’character, intelligence and commitment, and whose scholarship is most likely to benefit the public.

Gabriela Oseguera Serra participated in the Freshman Scholars Institute in the summer of 2016 and has remained an active member of the Scholars Institute Fellows Program throughout her time at Princeton. She is from Galloway, New Jersey, and is majoring in politics with a focus on comparative politics. Serra is also pursuing a certificate in global health and health policy. 

Oseguera Serra said the master’s program at Oxford will help her address inequities faced by indigenous populations using quantitative methods.  

“Too often mediocrity has stained our responses to indigenous populations,” Oseguera Serra said. “If I aspire to be a leader that will provide indigenous populations with the global platforms they need, I will do it well. The Sachs Scholarship offers me the opportunity to acquire the necessary preparation to do so.”

Read more about Gaby's numerous service and academic accolades here