Garrett Lam '16 named Rhodes Scholar

March 29, 2016
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Garrett Lam '16, a native of Wellesley, MA and a joint concentrator in philosophy and neurobiology, has been named one of thirty-two Rhodes Scholars for 2016, and one of five Harvard seniors to receive the award. Lam, who is also editor-in-chief of The Harvard Review of Philosophy and Executive Editor of the Harvard Crimson, plans to spend his time at Oxford studying philosophy with a focus on issues of free will, moral responsibility, and punishment. Lam told the Associated Press that he hopes to pursue a career in criminal justice reform and change the "current punitive sentences that we have."

Lam's senior thesis advisor, Susanna Rinard, describes him as "an intense, subtle thinker, who dives into the details while never losing sight of the big picture."