Justin Hadad ’17, a 2021 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is one of only 32 American Rhodes Scholars-elect for 2022.
At UNC he majored in economics and applied physics and minored in Latin. At Carolina, he was a Morehead-Cain Scholar, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, an Honors Carolina laureate and an entrepreneur. Hadad has helped Silicon Valley companies Carbon and Zoomo design algorithms to analyze 3D printed parts and develop infrastructures for theft recovery. He also served as a research fellow for Louisville Forward, creating new financial policies for immigrants in the Kentucky city. After graduating, Justin worked at a real-time simulation software company, Unity, designing software for low-tech industries.
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Alex Coccia ’10, a 2014 University of Notre Dame graduate and student body president, was the school’s first American Rhodes Scholar, selected to the Scholar Class of 2015 while serving as a Truman-Albright fellow in the U.S. Health and Human Services Department in Washington. At Oxford, he earned a PhD in Politics and a MPhil in Comparative Social Policy, University of Oxford.
Today, Alex is a Senior Policy Analyst at Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), where he advances policy work on family and community economic security. He makes connections between policy development, empirical research, and community organizing to focus on making public systems robust, equitable, accessible to people and communities who have long been excluded from them, and responsive to the needs of and generous in supporting children and families across the continuum. He has professional and academic expertise in anti-poverty and family economic security policy and strives for a politics that will eliminate poverty in the United States.