August 1st, 20115:43 pm @


Living abroad is nothing new to peripatetic Jennifer Harris, a newly-minted Pembroke Rhodes Scholar and 2004 Graduate of Wake Forest University.


Jennifer attended the 2002 Prague NATO Summit as a youth delegate. While an undergraduate, she also helped to draft a national asylum policy for Latvia and researched repatriation efforts in Croatia and Bosnia.


“I have been a Pembrokian for a just three months,” she says, “yet the sense of community at here has been obvious from the very beginning– a sort of fellowship that does not require substantial time commitment, but is there at the end of the day, after you have sought all that the University has to offer and demand of you.

Jennifer plans to get an M.Phil. in International Relations, with a focus on U.S. foreign policy and human rights.


“The freedom and breadth of interests I’ve encountered both at Pembroke

and Oxford have encouraged me to ponder and prevent future regrets. As

a result, I’m awaiting to hear on a culinary apprenticeship at the Randolph Hotel. I’m buying my first easel and paint supplies; I’m planning a trip along the Orient Express, and I’m remedying my large vacuum of knowledge on James Joyce.”


A native of Oklahoma, Jennifer was elected to Phi Beta Kappa as a junior. Jennifer’s is especially fond of, “sailing with my dad, finding fresh powder on mountain slopes, and coaching girls’ tennis for Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem, NC.”