Kristin Ramsay

Laidlaw Leadership and Research Scholars Program Manager, Cornell University

Kristin Ramsay administers the Laidlaw Leadership and Research Scholars program at Cornell University and is responsible for undergraduate engagement in the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. A Cornell alumna, Kristin majored in international agriculture and rural development before working with an NGO in Kenya for six years. Her graduate work focused on community leadership development. Kristin enjoys traveling, spending time with her family (and 3 dogs), and works as a grant writer with a non-profit that serves small scale farmers around the world.

Triyaa Gulati

Student, Trinity College Dublin

Hello! I am a 2nd year Chemical Sciences student at Trinity College Dublin. My research project deals with urban micrometeorites in Dublin.

Tim Farrelly

cofounder, Trinity College Dublin; Field of Vision

Hi all,

I'm Tim, cofounder of Field of Vision, AI Safety researcher, and aspiring Effective Altruist

Sarah Waicus

Medical Student, Trinity College Dublin

Medical student studying at Trinity College Dublin - Interested in sleep medicine, palliative care and the Toronto Raptors đŸ‡¨đŸ‡¦

I am studying Theoretical Physics at Trinity College Dublin and I am part of the Laidlaw 2022 cohort! My research project is using lattice QCD to mathematically model exotic matter with more than three quarks.

Peter Dowling

Student, Trinity College Dublin

Hi my name's Peter,  My project on the potential of Bioremediation of Microplastics in soil looks to help protect out environment from microplastics and their affect on human and animal health.

Oscar Toomey


I am a 3rd year Engineering student at Trinity College Dublin. I am currently specialiasing in Informatics and Electronics.

Oliwia Borek

Student, Trinity College Dublin

A student of Political Science and Economics at Trinity College Dublin. My research concerns the role of electoral saliency in expatriate voter mobilisation. 

Mihai Mesteru

Electronic Engineering Student, Trinity College Dublin

I'm a 3rd Year Electronic Engineer, passionate in analogue and digital circuit design, and building circuits.

Martha McKinney-Perry

Student, Trinity College Dublin

My name is Martha and I'm a second year Law and Political Science student at Trinity College Dublin. I'm a passionate public speaker and debater; I have attended 50+ debating competitions over the course of my undergraduate degree including the European University Debate Championships 2021, the World University Debate Championships 2022, and the Irish Times National Debating Competition 2022.

Over the past few months, I have questioned the West's response to Russian aggression towards Ukraine. When Russian troops were stationed on the border, strategies of appeasement were pursued; after Russia's invasion, we have primarily opted for sanctions. The West operates under limitations which lead to strategic responses that are, at best, inefficient. I hope to identify the root causes of Russian aggression towards its neighbours, whether military or political aggression. I also seek to pinpoint warning signs of Russian aggression towards its neighbours in the months leading up to major acts of aggression. This research will help the West to take pre-emptive steps, as opposed to reactive ones, and thus mitigate the severity of Russian aggression.

Mairéad Butler

Student, Trinity College Dublin

I'm a second year European Studies student, majoring in Spanish and minoring in German, in Trinity College Dublin. My research concerns the memory, experience, and discourse of gendered violence in the Irish and Spanish civil wars.

Luke Rabbitte

Laidlaw Scholar, Trinity College Dublin

I am a Computer Science and Language student at Trinity College Dublin, interested in finding creative solutions to the information gap between second and third level study in Ireland.

I have a keen interest in the intersection between audiovisual media, theoretical computer science, and linguistics, and aim to find ways to fuse these skills and improve my leadership over the course of my Laidlaw experience.

Karl Nicholson

Student , Trinity College Dublin

Hi! I am a current second year Physics student in Trinity College Dublin. My research is on radio-astronomy of the Sun with particular interest in predicting potentially disruptive solar weather. 

Apart from physics I'm interested in running, rugby, card games and snowsports. I enjoy being outside, exercising, film/TV and getting involved in the Student's Union. I am particularly interested in connecting with students from around the globe and broadening my horizons!

Hannah Kerrigan

Undergraduate student, Trinity College Dublin

Hey! I am Hannah Kerrigan, a 2nd year theoretical physics student in Trinity College Dublin. I am interested in many aspects of maths and physics, particularly in the ways in which it can be applied to make systems more efficient and sustainable. My research investigates wind farm efficiency through seismic readings and optimisation code.

Frank Wolfe

Student, Trinity College Dublin

I am an undergraduate Laidlaw scholar from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. I have lived most of my life in Dublin (apart from three years in Berlin - but no, I can't speak German). My main research area is political philosophy; my research interests in particular are in how human rights can be used as an approach to morality, and how we should consider and address 'structural injustices' in society. I also have interests in democratic theory, and heterodox approaches to economics.

Outside academia, I am often involved in social/political activism. I'm a keen ultimate frisbee player, and I enjoy chess, table tennis, and hiking. I'm also (slowly) learning French and Polish.

Evan Carron-Kee

Student, Trinity College Dublin

I'm a sociology and economics student from Donegal, Ireland. My research interests include the sociology of education, public health, and development economics

Emran Yasser Moustafa

Student, Trinity College Dublin

Hello, my name is Emran Moustafa. I'm a third year engineering student at Trinity College Dublin. My research is concerned with investigating the use of FPGAs for object detection in highspeed autonomous navigation. I have a passion for robotics, AI and autonomous vehicles. I have plenty of fun projects to work on in these fields, so if you're interested don't hesitate to give me a shout!

Ella Burkett

Student, Trinity College Dublin

PPES student specialising in politics and philosophy. My research concerns the relationship between the Turkish government's usage of policy, specifically the Istanbul Convention, and its impact on rates of femicide in Turkey. 

Beatrice Pistola

Student, Trinity College Dublin

I am a second year student in Middle Eastern, Jewish and Islamic Civilizations in Trinity College Dublin. My research focuses on the impact of Covid-19 on the arrival to Europe of Syrian and Palestinian refugees from Lebanon.

Ananya Sanagavaram

Medical Student , Trinity College Dublin

I am a 2nd year medical student passionate about human centred clinical research. For my research I will be exploring the attitudes of potential therapy recipients towards novel therapeutics in Parkinson's Disease to improve cognition. 

I have lived in 5 different countries across Asia and Europe so far - your quintessential third culture kid:)) I enjoy listening to Indian classical music, playing football and hiking.