Penn senior and Philadelphia native wins coveted Rhodes scholarship

Susan Snyder

Sunday, November 18, 2018

A Philadelphia native and senior at the University of Pennsylvania, who lost both her parents while she was in high school and college, has won a coveted Rhodes Scholarship to study at the University of  Oxford in England.

Moore, the 27th Rhodes scholar in Penn's history, would like to pursue a doctorate in "evidence-based social intervention and policy evaluation" and intends to go to law school when she returns. She hopes to spend her career in public service in Philadelphia, helping low-income families and focusing on education and economic development.

Moore's application to Rhodes focused on her work at the district's Lea School, where she worked with a student choir, helped teach a cooking class, and assisted families, through her position as chair of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships student advisory board.