May 8, 2019
In his estimation, University of Arizona student Abhijay Murugesan became a Truman Scholar primarily because of his answers to tough questions posed by the judges.
"If they thought you were off track or stalling with a response, they immediately interceded with a follow-up question or challenge. Their wide-ranging topics extended well beyond public health policy to climate change and more," Murugesan said. "My responses, no matter the subject or my personal experience with it, centered on the need for interdisciplinary exploration of potential solutions."