• February 10th, 2017

Caroline James, a 2012 Honors College alumna with a BA in Social Psychology and Intercultural Communications, has been named a 2017 Gates Cambridge Scholar. Beginning in October, James will pursue a MPhil in Education at the University of Cambridge and will explore research-based methods to help democratize education.

A former foster youth, James was one of the founders of Alabama REACH while a student at UA. REACH provides support to students who are homeless, wards of the state, or in foster care. After graduation, she worked as an elementary school teacher and, most recently, in teacher leadership development at Teach for America. As a student at UA, James was profiled by CNN for her academic achievements and citywide efforts toward diversity.