Juniors Barron and Harmon Honored with National Fellowships

Author: Chris Kolda

Barron And Harmon
Elsa Barron headshot

Glynn Program juniors Elsa Barron and Leah Harmon were recently recognized with two highly competitive national scholarships. Barron is the recipient of a 2020 Boren Scholarship, which she will be using to study Hindi and Urdu in Mumbai, and then interning at Navdanya farm, a sustainable agriculture institute in the Himalayas.  Elsa is majoring in Biology with a supplemental major in Peace Studies and a minor in Sustainability. In addition to being a Glynn scholar, Elsa is a Kellogg International Institute Scholar and a Reilly Scholar. Elsa spent last summer and fall studying and working at Notre Dame’s center in Jerusalem and the prior summer doing research in Bangalore, India as an S.N. Bose Scholar, where she first became interested in South Asia.


Leah Harmon headshot

Harmon was recognized with a 2020 Goldwater Scholarship, which is given to outstanding sophomores and juniors nationally in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Leah is majoring in Neuroscience and Behavioral Studies with a supplemental major in Applied and Computational Math and Statistics. In addition to being a Glynn Scholar, she is also a Trustey Family Scholar, and spent this past fall studying psychology and philosophy at Trinity College in Dublin. Leah, who plans to obtain her PhD in molecular neuroscience and conduct research on neurodegenerative disease, is currently conducting research in Notre Dame’s Memory, Aging and Cognition Lab.