Queens' welcomes Gates Scholar, Mr Montana Wilson (2017)

We are delighted to welcome Montana Duke Wilson, Cambridge Gates scholar-elect from the United States, to Queens' in the autumn; Montana will be joining us in Michaelmas term to study for an MPhil in Development Studies. 

Montana Wilson is an enrolled member of the Gros Ventre tribe of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation and is descendent of the Assiniboine and Sioux tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

Prior to receiving his bachelor degrees, Montana held commissions as a criminal prosecutor and public defender for the Fort Peck Tribes. His undergraduate education is a BA in Political Science, a BS in Economics, and a minor in Native American Studies from Montana State University. Montana's education focuses on governing institutions, most notably tribal governments, and how an individual’s decision affects economic development policies.

In 2016, he was awarded the national Udall Scholarship in the field of tribal public policy for his work on tribal economic development.

After his MPhil, Montana plans to return to his reservation to pursue a career in economic development for his tribes.

Read Montana's full profile on the Gates Cambridge website.