Clare-Marie Anderson – Peace Scholar

Clare-Marie is one of sixteen students from across the country to be selected as a 2017 Peace Scholar. Ms. Anderson was encouraged by Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng, a faculty member in the Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, to apply for the Peace Scholar program which entails traveling to Norway for 2 months this summer, studying at the Nobel Peace Institute as well as the University of Oslo. Ms. Anderson will be participating in workshops, taking classes and preparing a presentation that she will present at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. She will build skills that she will bring back to the Manoa campus where she will serve as a “peace ambassador”. Ms. Anderson will blog while she is Norway to share her experiences. More information can be found on the following link:

In addition to this prestigious opportunity, Clare-Marie Anderson is a model student-athlete, participating as a two-sport athlete on the women’s indoor and beach volleyball teams. Ms. Anderson is a Presidential Scholar and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with Honors and a certificate in Peace Studies, having already earned a certificate in Sophomore Highest Honors. She aspires to attend medical school in the near future and works and volunteers at Kapi’olani Medical Center OB/GYN department, Make-A-Wish Hawaii, and the University of Hawai’i Cancer Center. She also tutors other student-athletes at SAAS in her spare time.

Congratulations to Clare-Marie on her outstanding achievement in the classroom and representing herself, her ohana, UH Manoa, and UH athletics in such a positive way in Hawai’i and around the world!