Bush School of Texas A&M
Class of 2019
Noelle Rutland graduated from Washington and Lee University with a major in Global Politics. At W&L, she was a Bonner Scholar and President of English for Speakers of Other Languages, completing 1400 hours of community service. Selected as a NSLI-Y Scholar by the US State Department, Noelle spent six weeks in China studying intensive Mandarin. She returned to China in 2017 as a W&L Boardman Scholar. Additionally, Noelle has taken ten years of Spanish language and studied abroad in Costa Rica.
As a student at Washington and Lee, Noelle was inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha and Omicron Delta Kappa. Her accolades include the John Warner Public Service Award and the 2017 General of the Year Award, recognizing one student who contributed most to university life. Noelle’s internships with Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta, the Institute for the Study of War and the Department of Defense have shaped her interest in security studies and desire to pursue a career in public service.