An alumna of the College of Arts and Sciences and former participant in the Renée Crown University Honors Program, Marsolek is one of 18 Luce Scholars chosen from a pool of 162 candidates nominated by 73 colleges and universities across the United States. Syracuse University is allowed to nominate up to three candidates for each year’s Luce Scholars competition. Nomination is coordinated through the Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising (CFSA).
Marsolek worked with CFSA in preparing her application. She also worked with Terry Lautz, visiting professor in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and former vice president for the Luce Foundation, to prepare for her interview.