Caitlin Mullarkey '09 Named Rhodes Scholar

Stacey Kutish

Caitlin Mullarkey '09 Named Rhodes Scholar  

by Stacey Kutish
11/24/2008

Caitlin Mullarkey '09

Caitlin Mullarkey '09

 

Caitlin Mullarkey '09, an honors biology major from Wilmington, Del., is the winner of a Rhodes Scholarship for 2009, one of 32 named this weekend.   She is the sixth Swarthmore student since 2000 to receive this honor, which provides $50,000 a year to study at the University of Oxford in England.

At Swarthmore, Mullarkey is a McCabe Scholar and captain of the women's soccer team, which won the 2008 ECAC South Region Championship last weekend. She has conducted research on a novel protein implicated in pigmentary glaucoma and glioblastomas (the latter being a form of malignant brain tumors) for the last two years. more