Whether he’s embarking on cross-country road trips with his a cappella group or learning how to cook a soufflé, Patrick has always had a knack for finding adventures. He hopes to bring this spirit abroad on his Fulbright year this fall, when he will try British cuisine for the first time while studying medical anthropology at Oxford.
Patrick grew up in South Barrington, Illinois, and graduated from Yale with a degree in Ethics, Politics and Economics and a concentration in global health. In 2009, Patrick spent a summer in Peru’s rural Callejón de Huaylas region examining the local political economy of trash and the health disparities linked to differential access to sanitation services. He also interned for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he helped plan the logistics and communications strategy for the Pentagon’s 9/11 remembrance.
He has reported for the Boston Globe, the New York Times, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and CNN.com. This summer, he’s writing for the Wall Street Journal’s law bureau before heading to the UK to further his education as a journalist-anthropologist. He is an avid tennis player and a fan of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. He also just learned how to knit.