Malhotra, from Atlanta, Ga., is majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs. She hopes to complete the M.Phil. in International Relations at the University of Oxford in order to pursue her aspirations of becoming a human rights lawyer and academic.
“I was completely shocked [upon receiving the news] and overcome with emotion and gratitude for all the people I love who have made me who I am — especially my parents and younger sister,” Malhotra said. “I owe everything to them and to my closest friends, as well as the support and guidance of my mentors, professors, and former teachers who believed in me, even when I didn’t believe in myself.”
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