National newspaper honors two WUSTL students

Two Washington University undergraduate students in Arts & Sciences have been named to USA TODAY’s annual all-USA College Academic Teams.

Lonia Friedlander, a senior majoring in chemistry and earth and planetary sciences, a Fossett Fellow and a member of the Pathfinder Program, was named to USA TODAY’s Second Team.

The Pathfinder Program is a four-year educational experience researching environmental sustainability. Limited to a small number of students, the program reaches out to talented incoming undergraduates with interests in the environmental sciences.

Lauren Bernstein, a senior majoring in history, was named to the Third Team. Bernstein is director of SARAH, the Sexual Assault and Rape Anonymous Helpline.

Her research is on the intersection of race, gender and violence in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She plans to attend the George Warren Brown School of Social Work in the fall to pursue a master’s of social work degree with the eventual goal of earning a doctorate in social work and becoming a professor.

For the entire list of students honored, visit