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Maya Krishnan awarded 2015 Rhodes Scholarship

Nov 23 2014

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Awards, Undergraduate

Congratulations Maya! Excerpted from the Stanford Report: Krishnan, 22, of Rockville, Md., is majoring in philosophy, and minoring in computer science and in classics.

As a Rhodes Scholar, she hopes to earn a one-year master's degree in theology and a one-year master's degree in Internet studies at the University of Oxford.

"Technology-driven changes in the way we access information provide new possibilities for conceiving of knowledge and personhood," Krishnan wrote in her Rhodes application.

"My academic goal is to acquire the training to understand these possibilities and their implications. To do so, I plan to study Christian theology and its intersection with modern philosophical notions of knowledge and personhood. I will then study new technologies to directly apply what I learn in theology to contemporary problems that arise from new tools in information management."