‘Sleeper’ pick for Rhodes Scholar

Woody and Mia’s boy genius Oxford-bound
Tim Perone
New York Post

Ronan Farrow, the son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, was one of three New Yorkers honored yesterday with the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.

Ronan, 23, earned a bachelor’s degree from Bard College at Simon’s Rock — double-majoring in biology and philosophy — when he was just 15 years old and graduated from Yale Law School two years ago.

He plans to study international-development issues at Oxford University.

The awards, created in 1902 by philanthropist Cecil Rhodes, cover all expenses for two or three years of study at the distinguished British school.

Ronan has already worked for UNICEF and for former UN Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and has been to such trouble spots as Angola, Liberia and Sudan.

He currently works for the State Department as a special adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on global youth issues.

“Thanks all; Rhodes is a great honor & opportunity,” Ronan tweeted yesterday.

“But for now very focused on fostering youth jobs and voices w/ #SecClinton & @StateDept.”

The two other New Yorkers are Bronx resident Miriam Rosenbaum, a senior at Princeton, and Chappaqua’s Brett Rosenberg, a senior at Harvard.

“I’m really excited,” Rosenbaum told The Post.

“I am very excited to learn from all the other scholars and hope I can be a role model, especially for Orthodox Jewish girls to get an education and strive to do whatever you can.

“I’m so excited, because not only is the university embedded with so much history; it’s a very international university, and I’m looking forward to meeting people from all over the world,” she added.

She had to wait an hour Saturday to give the amazing news to her friends and family because she observes the Sabbath.

Rosenbaum plans to study bioethics while at Oxford. She ultimately hopes to become an advocate for the medical care of the elderly and disabled.

The brainy Bronx native said she has always wanted to pursue a career helping the less fortunate because of the inspirational story of her grandfather, a Holocaust survivor.

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