Olivia Sally (‘24) Awarded Marshall Scholarship

December 11, 2023

Education Studies senior Olivia Sally (‘24) was awarded the prestigious Marshall Scholarship, making her the first recipient from the Yale Education Studies Program. 

About Yale Education Studies, Olivia said: 

“Words cannot express how grateful I am to be a part of the Education Studies Program and to be the program’s first Marshall Scholar. Both of my academic letters of recommendation were from incredible Education Studies faculty, and our executive director, Dr. Mira Debs, has provided unparalleled guidance and encouragement throughout this process. One Education Studies course in particular, “Child Care, Society, and Public Policy,” left me with an unshakeable question: what steps must the U.S. take to set the gold standard for early childhood equity? To answer this, I’m heading to the University of Oxford for two years! I am pursuing both an M.Sc. in Education (Child Development and Education) and an M.P.P. (Master of Public Policy). I feel honored to follow in the footsteps of Yale’s early childhood luminaries, particularly my capstone advisor, Carla Horwitz, and my former professors, Jessica Sager and Janna Wagner, who work tirelessly to craft the brightest beginnings possible for generations to come.”