Bermuda Rhodes Scholarship

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The Bermuda Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee is pleased to announce that Christie Anne Kemp Hunter has been selected as Bermuda's Rhodes Scholar for 2007.

Christie attended Bermuda High School for twelve years, graduating in 2001 with distinction after successfully completing her GCSEs. While at Bermuda High School, Christie was head girl, the recipient of the Marjorie Hallett Scholarship, and the recipient of awards for excellence and/or top grades in English, History, Business Studies and Drama and Speech. Christie then attended Saltus Graduate Year, where she was appointed deputy-head girl and graduated with double honours. While at school in Bermuda, Christie was the recipient of the 2001 Bermuda Institute of Chartered Accountants’ Outstanding Student Award and Bermuda’s National Teen Leadership Award. She was named a Bermuda Government Scholar and was also the recipient of the Fessenden Trott Academic Scholarship.

In September 2002, Christie entered Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. She graduated from Brown in May 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a focus in International Relations. During her undergraduate studies, Christie spent a semester at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia where she took advantage of the opportunity to travel to New Zealand and Thailand. At Brown, Christie was selected as one of three students to have a health policy paper featured in the Brown Policy Review, a chapter of The Roosevelt Institution. She also conducted research for a coalition of Rhode Island organizations lobbying for universal health care and presented the findings at the Brown and Yale Health Policy Conference. Christie completed an internship with a national congressional campaign and was an investigative intern at the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights. During her summer breaks, Christie attended the Global Young Leadership Conference in Australia and was selected for the Bermuda Summer Internship Program (SIP) where she interned at ACE Insurance, HSBC Bank of Bermuda, and Deloitte & Touche. 

Since the age of twelve, Christie has been very keen on debating. As a member of the National Debate Team, she represented Bermuda in the World Schools Debating Championships in the USA (2000), in South Africa (2001) and in Singapore (2002), assuming the role of team Co-Captain in 2001 and team Captain in 2002. After graduating from Brown, she took on the role of judge at the 2006 World Schools Debating Championships in Wales. 

Christie has had an active community involvement in Bermuda and around Brown University. Her volunteer activities included initiating, designing and teaching a program to assist teens in a public high school in Providence and, as a member of the Bermuda Debate Society, helping with an outreach programme aimed at increasing student involvement in debate.

Christie is currently a Human Capital Consultant at Deloitte Bermuda, where she is involved primarily in recruitment initiatives. 

Christie has been accepted at Keble College and intends to read for a Masters in Women's Studies at Oxford with the hope of furthering her understanding of factors that influence the effectiveness of communication and leadership styles of women leaders in the corporate culture.

John C.R. Collis
Clarendon House, Church Street
Hamilton HM11, Bermuda
Tel: 441 299 4910 & Fax: 441 292 9337