Lauren Rhode ’12 *16, of Brookline, Mass., is a Woodrow Wilson graduate who pursued certificates in Chinese Language and Culture and Near Eastern studies. The Class of 2012 Tom A. and Andrea E. Bernstein ’80 Scholar in the Nation’s Service, she focuses on security dynamics in the Asia-Pacific region. Rhode speaks Chinese and Arabic and has lived and studied in Xi’an and Beijing, China; Fes, Morocco; and Jerusalem. She is now working as an operations research analyst at Cost Assessment & Program Evaluation, in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
As a Princeton senior and first-year MPA candidate, she was selected as a USA Rugby All-American and Academic All-American and is an active member of the USA Rugby national team player pool
Rugby Honors: All-American (2012, 2013); Academic All-American (2011, 2012); USA Collegiate 7s Team at World University Games (Russia 2013); USA 7s Developmental Team (2011, 2012); Atlantis Touring Squad (Laos 2013, Trinidad & Tobago 2013, Spain 2014, Trinidad & Tobago 2014.