Caitlin Mullarkey '09 Named Rhodes Scholar
by Stacey Kutish
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