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Marshall Scholarship for Penn Nursing Alumna

Erin Hartman, Nu’18, has been named a Marshall Scholar. Established by the British government, the Marshall Scholarship funds up to three years of study for a graduate degree in any field at an institution in the United Kingdom.

Hartman is currently a registered nurse in the Emergency Department at New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she also works as a certified sexual assault forensic examiner in the Victim Intervention Program. She plans to pursue a master of laws degree in international human rights and practice at the University of York, followed by an master’s degree in gender, peace, and security at the London School of Economics. Her passion is in empowering women, and her ambition is to help eradicate violence against women around the world. 

Hartman worked as a research assistant at Penn’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics for two years. She spent her summers and time outside of campus working on women’s health issues, specifically sexual violence. She interned for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions in the health policy office and at the World Health Organization’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on the Violence Against Women team. 

At Penn, she pursued an interdisciplinary course of study that included graduate courses on ethical issues in reproductive health, social science research methods, and global health. She focused on the ability of nurses to translate their experiences with individual patients into systemic change through policy. Hartman was an Ortner Center for Violence and Abuse Student Fellow, a Wharton Public Policy Research Scholar, and an International Human Rights Scholar through Penn Law. She also was involved with the Student Committee on Undergraduate Education and the pre-professional health care fraternity Alpha Iota Gamma.

Hartman is among 46 Marshall Scholars for 2020 chosen from more than 1,000 applicants. The scholarship, meant to strengthen U.S.-U.K. relations, is offered to as many as 50 Americans each year. 

This is a portion of a story written by Aaron Olson from University Communications. It was originally published in Penn Today.