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Monique Santoso
Monique Santoso

Monique Santoso, a member of the Middlebury Class of 2021, has been awarded the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship to support graduate studies at Stanford University. 

Santoso, of Purwakarta, Indonesia, is pursuing a PhD in communication at Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences. She graduated from Middlebury with a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies–conservation psychology and a minor in global health. Santoso aspires to use immersive technologies to foster empathy, sustainability-related decision making, and civic engagement. At Middlebury, Santoso was a Davis United World College Scholar and a Social Entrepreneurship Changemaker Fellow

Before enrolling at Stanford, Santoso conducted public health research at Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital. Her work has been published in journals such as Convergence, Public Health Nutrition, and Health Education Journal, and she has received awards from the American Psychological Association, the Society for Public Health Education, and the Academy of Eating Disorders. She is a Stanford Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) Fellow.

The 2024 cohort includes 90 new scholars, the largest to date, with students from 30 countries who will pursue degrees in 45 graduate programs across all seven graduate schools at Stanford. For the first time ever, the cohort includes scholars with citizenship from Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Bolivia, Bulgaria, France, and Sri Lanka.

For more information about Knight-Hennessey and other fellowships available to Middlebury students, visit the Fellowships office.