OURS National Scholarships

Danielle Tran

Smiling student.

Danielle Tran (’25, English) was born and raised in the Bay Area. They are currently working with Dr. Nina Begus to produce an edited volume on the impact of AI on language and creative writing. A Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, they are also developing a thesis on the poetry of Paul Celan. Outside of research, Danielle spends their time working at a university-affiliated daycare, being actively involved in Cal’s swing dance community, and, following a semester studying Spanish in Barcelona, doing all they can to appease the Duolingo bird.

Bryce Wallace

Bryce Wallace (‘23, English and Linguistics) is a transfer student from Southern California. While at Berkeley, he has been doing research in the linguistics department, focusing on the rhetorical use of metaphor in public discourse. This research led to an honors thesis on the rhetoric of anti-vax websites. Bryce is also working on an honors thesis in the English department where he is assessing metacritical approaches to meaning-making in literary texts. He is currently a Haas Scholar conducting research on the ethics of literary criticism and literary representations of Otherness. […]