Amarachukwu Ifeji spent her spare time in high school in Maine collecting stormwater and studying how storm events impacted the Penobscot River watershed.
Now, her love of environmental science is taking her from Bangor to the United Kingdom. Ifeji, a fourth-year political science student at Northeastern University, is heading across the pond as a Marshall Scholar after she graduates this spring.
The Marshall Scholarship gives full funding to students from the United States to pursue their graduate studies in the United Kingdom. The program — principally funded by the British government — started in 1954 as a nod to former U.S. Secretary of State Gen. George C. Marshall. According to the British consulate, over 2,200 American students have studied through the program since its conception.