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2019 class of U.S. Rhodes Scholars prepares for Oxford

Meet a few of the 32 U.S. students elected as 2019 Rhodes Scholars. Nearly half are immigrants or first-generation Americans; 21 are women.
Jessica Stern standing with Washington Monument in the background (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Meet Jessica Stern, U.S. special envoy to advance the human rights...

Learn more about Jessica Stern, the new U.S. special envoy to advance the human rights of LGBTQI+ persons, and her priorities for the role.
Woman holding a young girl at the top of a mountain (Courtesy Hollie Kenney)

7-year-old Texan climbs Mount Kilimanjaro

Motivated by her late father's memory, 7-year-old Montannah Kenney becomes the youngest to reach Africa's highest peak at 5,895 meters.
Betty Reid Soskin in park ranger uniform sitting in front of building (Luther Bailey/NPS)

A century-old park ranger tells America’s story

Many National Park Service rangers tell the story of the United States from firsthand experience. Betty Reid Soskin has a century's worth.
Jill Biden and Antony Blinken standing near lectern (© Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Images)

Blinken: Women lead the charge for human rights, democracy and justice

The 15th annual International Women of Courage Awards recognized 21 women from 15 different countries who fight every day for their communities.
A woman and two men standing near a poster for charcoal and holding bags of charcoal (BrightGreen Renewable Energy)

African women entrepreneurs break barriers

Women like Chebet Lesan are leaving traditional jobs and making their way as businesswomen. Read about several entrepreneurs who are breaking barriers in Africa.
Four women filling plastic cans with water from hose (USAID)

Hydrologist Fadji Maina’s path from Niger to NASA

Fadji Maina made history as NASA's first Nigerien scientist. Learn how her childhood inspired her to become a hydrologist and what she's working on.
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U.S. survivors of COVID-19 donate plasma

Learn about Diana Berrent, who defeated COVID-19 and launched an online movement encouraging fellow survivors to donate plasma for antibody research.
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Advancing gender equality in the Asia-Pacific

One of four companies to receive the 2019 Award for Corporate Excellence, P&G Asia Pacific creates an equal professional playing field for all genders.