Rhodes Scholar Hera Jay Brown
Hera Jay Brown (‘18) became UT’s ninth Rhodes Scholar in 2019 after she studied sociocultural anthropology and migration studies in three honors programs: Haslam Scholars, Baker Scholars, and College Scholars. Selected while a Fulbright-Schuman Research Fellow, Brown had previously worked as an LGBT policy intern at the Biden Foundation and as a presidential associate at the American University in Cairo. According to the Rhodes Trust, Brown is the first transgender woman to be elected to a Rhodes Scholarship. Brown is studying at the University of Oxford for a master’s degree in development studies and intends to complete a doctorate In international development.