Mathematics major Eliana Hechter has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford. Eliana plans to pursue a PhD (or DPhil in Oxford-speak) in mathematics at Oxford.
Eliana entered the University of Washington at the age of 14 through the Early Entrance Program. She took the accelerated honors sequences Math 134/5/6 and Math 334/5/6 in her first and third year at UW. She is taking the year-long graduate level courses in algebra and real analysis during her senior year. She participated in the department's Research Experiences for Undergradutes program last summer, supported by a Phelps Fellowship. She is currently doing research on the dynamics of cell division, and working on her senior thesis in homological algebra with John Palmieri. Eliana received a Goldwater Scholarship in 2004; just a week ago she was selected for a Marshall Scholarship, which she will decline in favor of the Rhodes Scholarship.