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Cadet headed to France after winning fellowship

Published: May 7, 2014, 12:27 pm, by Tom Roeder

USAFAsealA Black Forest native and Air Force Academy senior has earned the Gen. John K. Gerhart Fellowship to study in France after her May 28 graduation.
Cadet Liana Gaudreault, a biology major, said she plans to study anthropology at New Sorbonne University in Paris, the academy said in a news release.
“I’m looking at ideas and topics,” Gaudreault said. “My initial thought is studying how cultures have evolved with respect to food and health from a nutritionist’s point of view. I want to look at cultural influences and genetics, which plays into my biology background, and how diet fits into fitness and body types.”
The academy said Gaudreault came to the school to follow in the footsteps of her older sister, Marie, who graduated in 2011.
In addition to her studies, Gaudreault plans to travel through Europe and soak up culture.
The Gerhart Fellowship is named for Gen. John K. Gerhart, who flew with 8th Air Force during World War II, receiving Croix de Guerre medals with palm devices from the French and Belgian governments for his service, the academy said.