BOSTON — Two people from Massachusetts who attend Harvard are among this year’s class of Rhodes Scholars.
The Rhodes Trust on Sunday announced that Tania Fabo, of Saugus, and Samarth Gupta, of Acton, were among the 32 chosen for post-graduate studies at Oxford University in England.
Fabo is a senior who studies human development and regenerative biology. The 21-year-old immigrant to the U.S. told the Associated Press she’s still “in shock” after being told she was chosen Saturday. She says she’s learning what her place will be at Oxford, where she plans to study oncology.
The 21-year-old Gupta, who’s also a senior and studies economics, says winning the scholarship is “surreal.” He plans to study comparative social policy at Oxford. He says immersing himself in a new continent and country will help him grow as a person.