- Associated Press - Sunday, November 22, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - Two Yale University students from the Pacific Northwest have been named Rhodes scholars.

Jared Milfred of Portland, Oregon, and Mason Ji of Shoreline, Washington, are among the 32 American students chosen as Rhodes scholars for 2016.

Milfred is a senior studying for a bachelor’s degree in ethics, politics and economics. He has combined research in political theory and political science with a passion for social justice advocacy and campaign finance reform. He works as an EMT on campus and is editor of Yale’s Journal of Political Thought.

Ji is a senior majoring in global affairs. He was also a student at the School of International Studies at Peking University. His senior thesis focuses on East-West dialogue and dispute resolution. He has interned at the White House and for one of China’s largest law firms and is a competitive table tennis player in the U.S. and China.

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