The Office of the Dean of the College is pleased to announce that Nicholas (“Nick”) Werle ’10 has been awarded a Marshall scholarship to study in the U.K. for two years. The last time Brown won a Marshall scholarship was in the fall of 2010, when Andrew ("Andy") Furnas '11 won the award to study Mathematics and Fashion Technology at the University of Leeds.
At Brown, Nick concentrated in physics and modern critical philosophy, an independent concentration. He also studied economics on his own and after the 2008 financial crisis became even more interested and invested in that field. Nick stands out for his ability to integrate apparently disparate fields of interest and shed light on one through the eyes of the other.
Nick is an avid long-distance hiker who spent two months after college hiking the Appalachian Trail and the following summer on a solo hike on the John Muir Trail through California’s High Sierra. At Brown he founded the Critical Theory Project, served as the science and food editor for the College Hill Independent, and was a senior staff writer and opinion columnist for the Brown Daily Herald. After graduating from Brown, Nick taught Economics at the Wheeler school and participated in the Pembroke Seminar as an affiliated scholar.
Nick currently works as an investigative analyst in the Major Economic Crimes Bureau at the New York County District Attorney’s Office. Nick will spend his Marshall years in London first at the University College London where he will earn an MSc in Economic Policy and then at the London School of Economics where he will earn an MSc in the Management and Regulation of Risk.