14 African American Game Changers That Started as Rhodes Scholars

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Darryl W. Finkton


When Finkton was interviewed by his school magazine at Harvard University shortly after earning a Rhodes Scholarship in 2010, he was asked about his life’s ambition. He said, “my life goal is to remove income as one of the factors of life expectancy.” Finkton is on the road to doing just that. As a freshman, the Indianapolis native co-founded a sustainable-water-delivery system for a community in Ghana. At Harvard, he studied neurobiology with a secondary concentration in African and African-American studies. As a Rhodes Scholar, he is pursuing a master of science in global health, and also wants to earn his M.B.A. Finkton intends to go on to medical school once he completes his graduate studies.

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