2022-23 American Postgraduate Award grantees

Keith Asberry

Keith Asberry

Fulbright-Trinity Laban Postgraduate Award in Dance

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Keith Asberry

Keith Asberry

Fulbright-Trinity Laban Postgraduate Award in Dance

Keith Corprew-Asberry, “Keith Alexander”, born in Chesapeake, Virginia, graduated from Morehouse College in 2017 with his BA in Philosophy and a minor in French Studies. During his time at Morehouse, he was a member of the Honors Program and various performing arts organizations across the Atlanta University Center, such as the “House of Funk” Marching Band and Spelman Dance Theater.

In 2020, he received his Master of Theological Studies with a certificate in Black Church Studies from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. He was the 2020 recipient of the Fellowship Seminarian Award at Candler for outstanding leadership in worship and arts and was recognized as an outstanding graduate for the School of Theology by Emory University. For the past 5 years, Keith has worked as an administrator with Morehouse College’s Howard Thurman Honors Program. There he has built programs that use literature and digital media to engage students in year-round discussions of various themes concerning Black culture and life. As a Fulbright Scholar, Keith will pursue an MFA in Creative Practice: Transdisciplinary at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. His proposed project is a dance film that explores the impact of racial identity and masculinity on Black men’s sense of belonging to self, space/place, and community, with special attention given to the experiences of Black men in the UK. Upon completing his MFA, Keith plans to continue a career in higher education and the arts creating spaces and works for cross-cultural conversations and to uplift the voice and experiences of the Black community across the world.

Linnea Bacon

Linnea Bacon

Fulbright-University of Stirling Postgraduate Award in Health, Wellbeing and Sport

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Linnea Bacon

Linnea Bacon

Fulbright-University of Stirling Postgraduate Award in Health, Wellbeing and Sport

Linnea Bacon, of Columbia, SC, graduated from Clemson University in 2019 with a B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in Sports Communication.

Growing up in a family dedicated to sports, Linnea developed a passion for sports at a young age, with a specific interest in the intersection of psychology and sport. While at Clemson, Linnea’s honors thesis examined mental health and social support among high school and collegiate athletes with head injuries. After finishing her studies, she conducted research at the University of Michigan examining substance abuse and mental illness in young adults.

While at Stirling, Linnea will pursue a MSc in Psychology of Sport and conduct research that focuses on athlete mental health and wellbeing. With the knowledge gained from her Fulbright experience, she hopes to improve athlete mental healthcare by better understanding how culture influences approaches and access to mental health treatment for athletes. In her free time, Linnea hopes to attend football games, indulge in the local cuisine, and explore the Scottish highlands.

Katelyn Barnes

Katelyn Barnes

Fulbright-Queen's University Belfast Postgraduate Award in Global Security and Borders

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Katelyn Barnes

Katelyn Barnes

Fulbright-Queen's University Belfast Postgraduate Award in Global Security and Borders

Katelyn graduated from the University of Dayton with a B.A. in Human Rights Studies and Sociology. She became involved with research early as an undergraduate, finding ways to ask curious questions about gender in each project, including those with her campus’s Women’s Center, Human Rights Center, and Psychology department.

During her undergraduate career, she worked with an advocacy organization in Washington D.C. as a policy intern, where she focused on promoting the passage of legislation advancing global gender equality to congressional representatives. At Queen’s, in the spirit of her interest in studying gender and advocating for women and girls, Katelyn plans to study the effects of Brexit and border legislation on women and girls in Northern Ireland. She sees education and research as a form of advocacy and hopes to become a professor specializing in women and security studies after her education. Her goal is to continue engaging in research and advocacy in a multitude of ways beyond her career, and to work with organizations like the United States Institute of Peace and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. In Belfast, Katelyn looks forward to exploring the city’s museums, seeing the peace walls, enjoying live music, and learning about the city’s history through the stories of those she meets.

Rachel Bechtel

Rachel Bechtel

Fulbright-University of Kent Postgraduate Award – Master of Arts in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at the University of Kent

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Rachel Bechtel

Rachel Bechtel

Fulbright-University of Kent Postgraduate Award – Master of Arts in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at the University of Kent

 

Rachel is originally from Moscow, Idaho, where she was introduced to disability culture at a young age through her friends and family. During high school, she became involved in disability justice advocacy and activism after witnessing disability-based discrimination. These experiences motivated her to study psychology at Carroll College in Helena, Montana, and conduct research on disability-based wage discrimination.

During this time, she advocated for accessibility and disability justice on campus and in her community. Following her undergraduate graduation, she promoted disability justice at a state and national level as an advocate at Disability Rights Montana. To expand her understanding of direct support services, she is currently living and working as a direct support professional in a L’Arche cooperative living community for adults with and without intellectual disabilities in Portland, Oregon. During the duration of her Fulbright grant, Rachel will pursue a Master of Arts in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. She will continue to live and build relationships in a local L’Arche community while researching how increased contact with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, facilitated through community care, affects perceptions of intellectual and developmental disability. She is excited to experience supported living within the context of the United Kingdom and study the societal effects of deinstitutionalization.

Tomicia Blunt

Tomicia Blunt

Fulbright University Collage London Entrepreneurship Postgraduate Award

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Tomicia Blunt

Tomicia Blunt

Fulbright University Collage London Entrepreneurship Postgraduate Award

Tomicia graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Communication Studies and minors in Business Administration and African American Studies from the University of Puget Sound in 2021. During her time at UPS, she explored how communication theory can be used as a lens to help individuals navigate interpersonal relationships and the world around them, by equipping them to understand semiotics, descriptive analysis, sociocultural and institutional systems of power. This exploration led her to pursue work in marketing and advertising to champion ethical advertising practices that empowered marginalized communities, specifically young women of color. During her semester abroad in London, she studied at the London College of Fashion, where she became immersed in conversations surrounding sustainable fashion and the overwhelmingly negative impact the current fashion industry has on the planet and people.

As a Fulbrighter, Tomicia will pursue a Master’s of Science in Entrepreneurship specializing in Retail and Consumer Entrepreneurship at University College London. There she will gain foundational knowledge to start a high impact venture in the fashion-technology space where she plans to tackle some of the fashion industry’s largest problems such as overproduction, overconsumption, and exclusion by innovating the fashion supply chain. After Fulbright, she plans to start a company with this mission in mind to tackle the systemic and individual issues impacting the fashion industry today.

Matthew Bovee

Matthew Bovee

Fulbright-John Wood LAMDA Postgraduate Award - William Shakespeare and the X-Men Walk Into a Bar

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Matthew Bovee

Matthew Bovee

Fulbright-John Wood LAMDA Postgraduate Award - William Shakespeare and the X-Men Walk Into a Bar

Matt is a performer and creator living in Brooklyn. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, he now creates work in New York as an actor, dancer, musician, composer, choreographer, movement director, filmmaker, and teaching artist. With much gratitude to the Fulbright Commission, he will be attending the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in their Masters in Classical Acting for the Professional Theater program in 2022-2023.

Kavin Chada

Kavin Chada

Fulbright-University of St. Andrews Postgraduate Award in Arts & Humanities – Philosophy: Kantian Buddhism

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Kavin Chada

Kavin Chada

Fulbright-University of St. Andrews Postgraduate Award in Arts & Humanities – Philosophy: Kantian Buddhism

On a high school summer program in the UK, Kavin Chada—an Italian/Indian born and raised in New York City—found his way into philosophy and Buddhist practice. These became the focus of his undergraduate studies at Columbia University, along with his interest in languages. During his time at Columbia, Kavin studied under distinguished scholars of Kant, and began to see parallels between Kantian and Buddhist thought. This led to his main philosophical project since then: a synthesis of Kantian philosophy and modern Buddhist practice, aimed at providing the foundation of a secular Buddhist understanding of ethics and transforming Western religious practice.

In addition to being a philosopher and writer, he is a dedicated (yet humbly-skilled) jazz musician, playing the trumpet and recording many of his own compositions. He is also a climber who enjoys bouldering.

While at the University of St Andrews, Kavin will continue his study of philosophy, specializing in Kant’s moral philosophy. He also looks forward to finding musician and climbing friends, as well as fellow Buddhist practitioners in the UK.

Alexandra Chand

Alexandra Chand

Fulbright-University of Leeds Postgraduate Award – M.A in English Literature

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Alexandra Chand

Alexandra Chand

Fulbright-University of Leeds Postgraduate Award – M.A in English Literature

Alex Chand is a writer from California, Kentucky, and Texas. In 2022, Chand graduated from Lawrence University with a bachelor’s degree in physics and English.

At Lawrence, Chand wrote a hybrid critical-creative manuscript illuminating how autistic voices inhabit contemporary poetry and other texts, earning summa cum laude honours for her work. While at the University of Leeds, Chand will pursue an M.A. in English Literature. Her master’s thesis will continue to build on an existing discourse of autism poetics with an intersectional lens, focusing on representations of autistic voices of colour situated within a global landscape. She is eager to engage with other scholars working at the intersection of disability studies and literature at Leeds. Upon returning to the States, Alex will pursue an M.F.A. in creative writing at the University of Mississippi, where she plans to continue building on her master’s thesis.

In addition to her work in English literature and creative writing, Chand founded and chaired the Lawrence University Disability Working Group, where she helped foster ongoing collaboration between students and the university to effect change. She initiated the creation of a introductory disability studies course and helped establish a permanent committee to address disability and accessibility within student government. Chand looks forward to continuing work in disability advocacy while in Leeds through the Leeds Disabled People’s Organisation. An athlete competing in cross country, track, and swimming, Alex is excited to participate in triathlon as well.

William Christmann

William Christmann

Fulbright-University of Roehampton Postgraduate Award in Dance

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William Christmann

William Christmann

Fulbright-University of Roehampton Postgraduate Award in Dance

Will Christman graduated Summa Cum Laude from Skidmore College in 2021 with degrees in English and Sociology and a minor in dance. His areas of academic interest include gender theory, queer theory, and public health. Outside of his academics, will was an active leader of the Peer Health Education program, where he developed a passion for harm reduction and compassionate care.

While studying at the University of Roehampton, Will looks forward to continuing his undergraduate research on the gender binary's impact on the world of concert dance, while specifically highlighting the lived experiences of gender-diverse contemporary ballet dancers. Will is thrilled to explore the London dance scene, connect with its artists, and hear their stories.

At home, Will is currently working in harm reduction as an Overdose Aftercare and Outreach specialist. He hopes to find similar volunteer experiences while studying abroad.

Gretchen Cloeman

Gretchen Cloeman

Fulbright-University of Manchester Postgraduate Award - MA in Political Science - Democracy and Elections

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Gretchen Cloeman

Gretchen Cloeman

Fulbright-University of Manchester Postgraduate Award - MA in Political Science - Democracy and Elections

Gretchen Coleman grew up in Palatine, Illinois and studied political science and political philosophy at Syracuse University.

Through working on campaigns and in government throughout her undergraduate career, Gretchen discovered her passion for voting rights. In early 2020, she started a youth voting initiative to make information about elections more accessible for Generation Z voters in Illinois. For her Honors thesis, she pursued research on young people’s trust in the electoral process, and she has worked with Vote Early Day in Washington, D.C. to promote a national celebration around early voting.

Gretchen is grateful for the opportunity to study in the United Kingdom to gain a comparative perspective on democratic processes. She will pursue an MA in Political Science on the Democracy & Elections track at the University of Manchester, where she aims to pursue research comparing voter identification policies between the United States and the United Kingdom.

Gretchen’s ultimate goal is to fight for a stronger, more representative democracy by advocating for electoral reform in the United States. Through her time in the United Kingdom, she plans to build connections with advocates in the United Kingdom to promote long-term collaboration between the two countries.

Chloe Connor

Chloe Connor

Fulbright-University of Southampton Postgraduate Award - MSc in Public Health

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Chloe Connor

Chloe Connor

Fulbright-University of Southampton Postgraduate Award - MSc in Public Health

Chloe is a 2022 graduate from The Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Psychology, honors in Biobehavioral Health, and minors in Biology, Global Health, and Bioethics and Medical Humanities.

At the University of Southampton, Chloe will be pursuing a Master’s of Science in Public Health. Following the completion of her master’s program, Chloe will attend Harvard Law School where she plans to focus on public health law. Chloe’s interest in public health was confirmed during a summer study abroad in Tanzania and Kenya where her group focused on reproductive health. Chloe’s interest was further solidified when she worked as a contact tracer during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. This past summer, Chloe studied abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico where she shadowed healthcare providers and studied the social determinants of health. Chloe is thrilled to be moving to the vibrant city of Southampton and hopes to join University of Southampton’s Athletics and Cross-Country Club, as she ran on Penn State’s Club Cross Country Team for four years. Chloe believes her time in Southampton will be instrumental in expanding her perspective and understanding of public health. Chloe grew up in Yardley, Pennsylvania and has a twin brother as well as two younger brothers who are also twins.

Catherine Devlin

Catherine Devlin

Fulbright-University of Glasgow Postgraduate Award – MSc in Gender History

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Catherine Devlin

Catherine Devlin

Fulbright-University of Glasgow Postgraduate Award – MSc in Gender History

Catherine Devlin graduated summa cum laude from Boston University in May 2022 with a BA in history. Her passion for telling overlooked stories and drawing out historical personalities motivates her research, with her articles and conference presentations ranging from pre-Civil War Boston to modern day African female activists. In line with this interest, she worked as the lead researcher and associate producer on the 2020 Academy Award qualifying film Sky Blossom, which profiled the often forgotten group of child and millennial caregivers. Her honors undergraduate thesis used the story of a forgotten female peace activist to interrogate the disciplines of gender history and biography. She will continue this line of inquiry through her Fulbright program, where she will pursue an MSc in gender history at the University of Glasgow.

Devin Diggs

Devin Diggs

Fulbright-University of York Postgraduate Award

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Devin Diggs

Devin Diggs

Fulbright-University of York Postgraduate Award

Devin Diggs graduated as valedictorian of the University of Notre Dame in 2022 with a B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavior and minor in Education, Schooling, and Society.

Devin spent the summer of 2019 in Accra, Ghana researching barriers to healthcare for children with cerebral palsy with the Center for Learning and Childhood Development. This sparked his interest in promoting healthy brain development which he further explored through the Developmental Biopsychiatry Research Program at Harvard Medical School’s McLean Hospital in 2020. His research focused on the structural changes and increased risk of mental health problems due to childhood adversity.

Motivated to mitigate the negative consequences of childhood maltreatment and learn from national leaders of behavioral health, Devin worked for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration the summer following his graduation. At the University of York, Devin will study the intersection of his interests through the MSc in Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education program, focusing on school-based interventions to promote children’s mental health.

Judith Forunova-Russel

Judith Forunova-Russel

Fulbright-Loughborough University Postgraduate Award - US, UK, and EU multilateral relations: a humanitarian framework for climate migration

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Judith Forunova-Russel

Judith Forunova-Russel

Fulbright-Loughborough University Postgraduate Award - US, UK, and EU multilateral relations: a humanitarian framework for climate migration

Judith Fortunova-Russell is a Bulgarian-American multi-lingual journalist from Washington D.C. In 2021, she graduated with a dual-M.A. in Journalism, Media, and Globalization from the European Union's Erasmus Mundus Journalism Program. Through this program, she studied at the Danish School of Media and Aarhus University in Denmark and the University of Hamburg in Germany. In 2018, she also received a B.S. in Journalism, with two minors in French language & literature and International Studies from St. John's University, as well as a certificate in United Nations Studies from Columbia University.

Driven by the implicating relationship between cross-cultural media, foreign policy, and human rights, Judith has closely examined these subjects in her research focusing on migration, statelessness, and refugee issues. Her projects include examining the European Union’s public policy and social integration efforts of the Romani populations, the social consequences of xenophobic language in the reporting on Turkey’s President Erdogan’s border threats, and a qualitative interview analysis on South African documentary filmmakers' overcoming xenophobic violence.

While at Loughborough University, she will be pursuing a Ph.D. In Politics, History, and International Relations, and will be focusing on developing a multilateral foreign policy framework towards climate change induced migration.

Sarah Glaser

Sarah Glaser

Fulbright-Royal Holloway, University of London Postgraduate Award - MSc in Elections, Campaigns and Democracy

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Sarah Glaser

Sarah Glaser

Fulbright-Royal Holloway, University of London Postgraduate Award - MSc in Elections, Campaigns and Democracy

Sarah graduated from the University of South Florida’s Honors College with a BA in Political Science and a BS in Public Health. She has served as a legislative intern in both the Florida State House of Representatives and the U.S. House of Representatives.

Sarah founded and chaired Florida Students for Biden, the Florida youth outreach branch of the 2020 Biden presidential campaign and was a member of the campaign's National Youth Advisory Committee. For her work in public affairs, she was named a 2021 Public Service Scholar by the national Phi Beta Kappa organization. Sarah’s passion for U.S. - UK foreign relations stemmed from her study abroad with the USF Honors College in London in 2019, where she studied the U.S.-UK Special Relationship and British national identity, and was awarded USF in London’s Academic Excellence Award. In the fall of 2021, Sarah put her knowledge to work through a travel grant with USF's Honors College. During her grant, she served as a political intern for Brevia Consulting, a London based public affairs consulting firm, analyzing debate in Parliament. During her Fulbright at Royal Holloway, Sarah will study campaigns, elections, and democracy, focusing on comparative democratic electoral systems. She hopes to contribute to innovative approaches and reforms to campaign policy to strengthen both developed and developing democratic institutions.

John Glover

John Glover

Fulbright-Cardiff University Postgraduate Award – History - Diversity and British Labor: The History of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners

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John Glover

John Glover

Fulbright-Cardiff University Postgraduate Award – History - Diversity and British Labor: The History of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners

John, originally from Nashville, Tennessee, received his BA in History from Tulane University in 2021 and is passionate about historical research and writing. He has researched and written about topics ranging from how disproportionate access to medical amenities has shaped Louisiana history to foreign policy controversies in the Vietnam War-era United States Congress.

His Honors Thesis profiled some of the principal dissident political leaders of the Great Depression-era U.S., analyzing the interplay between the American Marxist and Populist traditions. John is excited to parlay his experience into an exploration of analogous tendencies in British and Welsh history. He looks forward to pursuing his MA in History at Cardiff University. While a Tulane student living in New Orleans, Louisiana, John became active in mental-health community organizing efforts on campus and in the city of New Orleans. He participated in the formation of the Tulane Collegiate Recovery Community and a recovery community situated in the city’s 8th Ward neighborhood. John looks forward to participating in and learning from mental-health recovery groups in Cardiff. He is ecstatic at the prospect of experiencing life in Wales from the countryside’s famous walking trails to the vibrant cultural scene in Cardiff’s music venues. 

Neely Griggs

Neely Griggs

Fulbright-University of Reading Postgraduate Award in Food Security - Master of Science in Food Security and Development

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Neely Griggs

Neely Griggs

Fulbright-University of Reading Postgraduate Award in Food Security - Master of Science in Food Security and Development

A native of rural Mississippi, Neely has always been passionate about food. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Neely found herself leaving her office job to work on a small-scale, certified naturally grown farm in Oxford, Mississippi, and here, she began to understand the food system like never before. Graduating in May 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in German and Public Policy Leadership and a Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business, Neely’s interdisciplinary interest in public health, food policy, and non-profit management led her to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at Wingate University in North Carolina. In this role, she has worked alongside community leaders to build capacity with the newly formed Food Council of Union County and coordinate the operations expansion of the Wingate Community Garden, including the addition of accessible beds and a native pollinator garden. 

 

Madeleine Henderson

Madeleine Henderson

Fulbright-University of Exeter Postgraduate Award - Circular Economy in Medical Devices

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Madeleine Henderson

Madeleine Henderson

Fulbright-University of Exeter Postgraduate Award - Circular Economy in Medical Devices

While earning her BS in Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University (2020) and working in the medical device industry, Madeleine noticed the incongruity between the mission and execution of healthcare. While improving our health and lives, the healthcare system is emitting carbon and creating plastic waste, contributing actively to the pollution and climate change that hurt health and lives. 

She realised there was a need at the intersection of her technical engineering skills and environmentalism to create a more sustainable healthcare system. While in university, Madeleine worked with the Purdue Student Sustainability Council to create a food waste diversion program; while working in product development at a multinational medical technology company, she co-founded an employee global environmental action group.  In this new field, the UK's National Health System was the first to commit to net zero carbon emissions, making it the perfect location to continue her studies.  

At Exeter, Madeleine will study sustainable systems change to augment her engineering skills. She plans to work with the local NHS hospital to study the environmental and patient care impacts of reusable medical devices. She is also looking forward to exploring the surrounding nature, finding her favorite pub, and joining the university club equestrian team. 

 

Alice Heyeh

Alice Heyeh

Fulbright-Northumbria University Postgraduate Award - M.A. in design

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Alice Heyeh

Alice Heyeh

Fulbright-Northumbria University Postgraduate Award - M.A. in design

Alice Heyeh is from Chappaqua, NY and graduated from University of Pennsylvania in 2021 with a B.A. in Communication and minors in Consumer Psychology and Design. At Penn, she was the Arts Editor for 34th Street Magazine and a member of the Asian American Studies Undergraduate Advisory Board. She has taken courses in interface design, digital inequalities, and technology in the Global South.

Through her coursework, Alice became interested in the intersection of artificial intelligence and service design, at Northumbria University, Alice will obtain a M.A. in design to further her research in technological solutions to algorithmic bias. In doing so, Alice hopes to design products that are accessible, fair, and intuitive. In Newcastle Upon Tyne, she looks forward to exploring contemporary art museums and watching student fashion shows! 

Kristina Hughes

Kristina Hughes

Fulbright-University of Warwick Postgraduate Award - Humanitarian Engineering Program

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Kristina Hughes

Kristina Hughes

Fulbright-University of Warwick Postgraduate Award - Humanitarian Engineering Program

Kristina Hughes, a native of State College, Pennsylvania, will graduate from the United States Military Academy in 2022 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Her desire to solve humanitarian crises with engineering solutions led to her three undergraduate publications in helicopter hoist stabilization and orbital debris modelling mathematical estimation.

With her research, she has been able to address the problems plaguing aeromedical evacuations and data collection from satellites tracking changes in climate patterns. With her studies in Mechanical Engineering, she is working to apply methods of controls and modeling to improving energy and infrastructural development following humanitarian crises.

Through the Fulbright Scholarship, Kristina will pursue a degree in Humanitarian Engineering with Sustainability at the University of Warwick and further develop ways to provide stability to disaster-ridden areas and populations. In her future Army career, Kristina hopes to combine her engineering expertise with her desire to serve disadvantaged populations by bridging the gap between military assistance and humanitarian aid.   

Claudia Jones

Claudia Jones

Fulbright-University of Bristol Postgraduate Award - Master of Arts degree in Black Humanities

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Claudia Jones

Claudia Jones

Fulbright-University of Bristol Postgraduate Award - Master of Arts degree in Black Humanities

Claudia is a creative writer and digital creator with broad experience in library service. Hailing from the Washington D.C. metro area, she graduated in 2014 from Towson University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

While at Towson, she studied abroad in summer 2013 at J.F. Oberlin University in Tokyo, Japan. This experience led to a deepened interest in promoting the educational benefits of Japanese manga, graphic novels, and comic books in her career. During her time at the University of Bristol, Claudia will pursue a Master of Arts degree in Black Humanities, the only degree of its kind currently in the United Kingdom. She aims to research the lack of Black historical representation in the video game industry through examining connections between Black American and Black British history. She is thrilled to research a subject closely aligned with her personal interests, as she hopes to develop Black historical video games in the near future. Outside of her work, Claudia enjoys exploring neighborhoods with cobblestone streets, playing cozy video games, writing novels, and watching basketball with her family. 

Logan Kallam

Logan Kallam

Fulbright-Global Wales Postgraduate Award - MSc in Marine Environmental Protection at Bangor University

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Logan Kallam

Logan Kallam

Fulbright-Global Wales Postgraduate Award - MSc in Marine Environmental Protection at Bangor University

Logan’s passion for the marine environment started young and led to a double major in Environmental Sciences and Plant Biology at North Carolina State University in his home state. Following graduation, he aided in conservation by serving an AmeriCorps term at a land trust in the mountains of North Carolina working on stewardship and community education. The following year he continued that service approach while following a passion for coastal ecosystems by serving another AmeriCorps term with a county conservation district along the Puget Sound in Washington state. His interest in coastal ecosystems had been rekindled during a semester abroad in Australia.  

Pursuing the Master’s in Marine Environmental Protection at Bangor University is an exciting next step for Logan. He chose protection of the marine environment as it and its effect on coastal communities continues to grow in importance due to global issues like climate change. He is eager for his participation in the Fulbright program to foster new connections to like-minded individuals internationally. He plans to dive into learning about Welsh culture from other students and his own explorations. An avid hiker and explorer, he is also excited to explore the distinct natural beauty of Wales. 

Keelan Kenny

Keelan Kenny

Fulbright-Royal Veterinary College Postgraduate Award: MSc in One Health: ecosystems, humans, and animals

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Keelan Kenny

Keelan Kenny

Fulbright-Royal Veterinary College Postgraduate Award: MSc in One Health: ecosystems, humans, and animals

Keelan Kenny, of Salt Lake City, Utah, graduated from Colorado State University in 2022 with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences and Environmental Public Health. During her undergraduate career, Kenny explored her diversity of passions, ranging from pathophysiology to social and environmental justice. She struggled to unite all her interests until she discovered the One Health paradigm through her National Environmental Health Association and United States Department of Agriculture internships. This paradigm views health at its nexus of human, animal, and environmental.  

As a Global Scholar, Kenny will study One Health at the Royal Veterinary College in London. With an emphasis on applying the One Health lens to complex infectious disease scenarios, Kenny is looking forward to gaining the scientific and social tools needed to tackle communicable health disparities faced by rural and underserved communities. This area of work is particularly important to her, as she spent time in high school on the Navajo Nation and witnessed first-hand inequities in access to public health services.  

While in London, Kenny looks forward to working with faculty at the forefront of One Health and infectious disease research. In her free time, Kenny loves to run, hike, and volunteer with organizations commitment to sustainability. 

Anuj Krishnamurthy

Anuj Krishnamurthy

Fulbright-University of Strathclyde Postgraduate Award - MSc, Economics & Policy of Energy & Climate Change

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Anuj Krishnamurthy

Anuj Krishnamurthy

Fulbright-University of Strathclyde Postgraduate Award - MSc, Economics & Policy of Energy & Climate Change

Anuj Krishnamurthy, of Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, graduated from Brown University with concentrations in economics and international relations. He is also currently pursuing coursework in the master of computer and information technology program at the University of Pennsylvania. 

After Brown, Anuj worked in the investor relations group of a New York-based global investment and technology development firm. He has previously completed internships at the Wilson Center's Environmental Change & Security Program and the Environmental Advocacy Unit of the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office, and has conducted research on renewable energy and climate risk through various channels at Penn. As a result of these experiences, Anuj has grown passionate about the effects of climate change on the wider economy and seeks to better understand how careful public policy can facilitate adaptation and resilience. At Strathclyde, Anuj will pursue an MSc in the Economics & Policy of Energy & Climate Change.  

In his free time, Anuj enjoys playing video games and board games with friends, watching Formula 1 races, reading opinions journalism, and trying out new places to eat. 

Paul Kyumin Lee

Paul Kyumin Lee

Fulbright-All Disciplines Postgraduate Award - M.Phil in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation

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Paul Kyumin Lee

Paul Kyumin Lee

Fulbright-All Disciplines Postgraduate Award - M.Phil in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation

Paul Kyumin Lee works as a Program Specialist for Youth Programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace, and previously worked in the China and North Korea program at USIP. Before joining USIP, Paul worked in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as a James C. Gaither Junior Fellow.  

For six years, Paul led Divided Families USA, an NGO that advocates for a formal mechanism for Korean Americans to reunite with their relatives in North Korea, and is the co-founder and co-host of the Divided Families Podcast, a platform for connecting stories of family separation. Paul has been a dialogue facilitator for the Words of Engagement Intergroup Dialogue Program at the University of Maryland, the Strait Talk Symposium, a civil society dialogue workshop at Brown University and the University of California, Berkeley for youth from mainland China and Taiwan, and at Seeds of Peace, a summer camp in Maine for teenagers from conflict areas. He graduated from Yale University with a bachelor’s in political science and speaks Korean, Mandarin, Japanese, and Spanish. 

As a Fulbright Scholar, Paul will pursue an M.Phil in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation at Trinity College Dublin's Irish School of Ecumenics in Belfast, where he hopes to learn about community-level reconciliation and dialogue initiatives that he can apply to the Korean Peninsula. 

Dominique Mobley

Dominique Mobley

Fulbright-All Disciplines Postgraduate Award- MetFilm School, MA in Screenwriting

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Dominique Mobley

Dominique Mobley

Fulbright-All Disciplines Postgraduate Award- MetFilm School, MA in Screenwriting

Dominique has the ambition to increase the number of positive, authentic representations of Black people in media, to free the minds of both Black and non-Black people.  

While an undergraduate at Dartmouth College, Dominique created, wrote, and directed 'A Day in the Life of a Black Girl', a comedic web series, 'The Hair Salon', which was a comedy short film, and its accompanying documentary 'Black @ Dartmouth: The Haircare Experience'. She also directed and produced a documentary entitled 'This is Black Comedy'. The next step in Dominique’s journey is studying for the MA in Screenwriting in the UK to gain a better understanding of Blackness across the diaspora and hone her skills as a storyteller.  

While in the UK, Dominique will continue her love of running by training for the London Marathon. She looks forward to engaging with her host community by helping Black British youth tell their own stories through various media. Having enhanced her screenwriting skills while in the UK, Dominique will push onwards towards her goal of contributing to the creation of a global film and television industry in which positive, authentic representations of Black people is the norm – not the exception. 

Ethan Moon

Ethan Moon

Fulbright-Lancaster University Postgraduate Award - MA in Political Ecology

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Ethan Moon

Ethan Moon

Fulbright-Lancaster University Postgraduate Award - MA in Political Ecology

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Ethan graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Music. During his sophomore year, Ethan conducted public policy research, using data and empirical methods to highlight health disparities between boys and girls in New Hampshire.

This experience fuelled his desire to work at the intersection of public policy and econometrics, using data to inform legislators and put numbers to issues where previously there had been none. As a Presidential Scholar, he continued his studies with research on corporate governance, examining issues of minority tokenization and leadership structures. Ethan is also a former member of Dartmouth's varsity swim team, a DEI advocate, and an active member of the university's economic research group. In the UK, he will pursue an MA in Political Ecology at Lancaster University, tying issues of corporate governance and sustainability together through an intersectional approach. Aside from his studies, Ethan looks forward to engaging with Lancaster's musical scene, traveling around the English countryside, and learning how to play golf. 

Jada Olsen

Jada Olsen

Fulbright-University of East Anglia Postgraduate Award - Department of Cultural Politics

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Jada Olsen

Jada Olsen

Fulbright-University of East Anglia Postgraduate Award - Department of Cultural Politics

Jada Olsen, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, graduated from The American University in Washington, D.C. in 2021 with a B.A. and Sociology. Following her freshman year, Jada travelled to South Africa and learned about different art forms that took off during the apartheid years as a form of resistance. After this trip, Jada found her interest in subcultures across the world, specifically those geared toward resistance movements. This inspired her work studying punk, hip-hop, true crime fandom and skateboarding culture.  

At the University of East Anglia in England, she will pursue research on punk subculture(s) in England and in South Africa, focusing on how art forms transform and dissipate borders. In her free time, Jada enjoys writing poetry, reading, painting, and spending time with her friends and family. 

Rose Peterschmidt

Rose Peterschmidt

Fulbright-University of Sussex Postgraduate Award - master’s degree in Conflict, Security, and Development

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Rose Peterschmidt

Rose Peterschmidt

Fulbright-University of Sussex Postgraduate Award - master’s degree in Conflict, Security, and Development

Growing up in the rural Amish country of Pennsylvania, Rose Peterschmidt’s interest in international travel and study began with a childhood trip to the United Kingdom. She went on to graduate from Temple University Summa cum Laude with a dual degree in Global Security Studies and Spanish. Now, as a UK Fulbright awardee, she has the opportunity to continue her academic journey in the place where it all began.  

Peterschmidt will attend the University of Sussex to study for a master’s degree in Conflict, Security, and Development. There, with the support of Sussex’s globally renown International Development Studies Department, she will expand on her undergraduate research on the conflict between humanitarian and imperial impulses within US foreign aid policy.  She will comparatively analyze British and American approaches to foreign aid and the impact of hegemonic development practices in their respective recipient countries. 

Peterschmidt is very excited to be joining the Brighton community. In her free time, she loves to knit, read, and sing, and she is looking forward to joining the local 'knit & natter' group, as well as the community choir. 

Sayde Perry

Sayde Perry

Fulbright-University of Leicester Postgraduate Award - MPhil degree in Molecular Genetics

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Sayde Perry

Sayde Perry

Fulbright-University of Leicester Postgraduate Award - MPhil degree in Molecular Genetics

Sayde Perry grew up in Massachusetts, USA, Beijing, China, and Santiago, Chile. She has spent the past four years researching bacterial infections and antibiotic resistance and has just graduated in May 2022 with a degree in Molecular Biology from Pomona College.

As antibiotic resistance is becoming one of the world’s most pressing health concerns, Sayde is passionate about developing novel treatments for bacterial disease. Her undergraduate research culminated in a senior thesis project focused on how bacteriophages, or viruses that target bacteria, kill the bacteria that causes cholera. Through her Fulbright, Sayde will pursue a research-based MPhil degree in Molecular Genetics at the University of Leicester with Dr. Martha Clokie. She will research bacteriophages that target and kill the causative agents of urinary tract infections. With a natural curiosity about new places, new people, and new science, Sayde cannot wait to continue her education in the UK. Sayde is especially excited to foster thoughtful relationships between the USA and the UK, think globally about the antibiotic resistance crises, and to push bacteriophage research forward. 

Sarah Pitafi

Sarah Pitafi

Fulbright-University College London Postgraduate Award

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Sarah Pitafi

Sarah Pitafi

Fulbright-University College London Postgraduate Award

Sarah is from rural Illinois and graduated from Yale University in 2022 with a B.A. in Ethics, Politics, and Economics. As a clinical research coordinator at the Yale COPPER Center, Sarah oversaw multiple research studies, and particularly investigated how to improve equity and accessibility in cancer care through community-based and holistic interventions.

While serving as a research assistant in the pediatrics department of Washington University Medical School, Sarah worked on a project to analyze the impact of malnutrition on pediatric cognitive development. She also worked with underserved rural healthcare populations, which motivated her to focus on understanding how physicians can combat healthcare inequities. Her senior thesis explored the ethics and efficacy of establishing COVID-19 vaccine mandates at universities like Yale. Sarah has served as a policy director for the Yale College Council, a treasurer for the Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project, and as a volunteer at local free healthcare clinics and vaccine programs.

As a Fulbright Scholar, she will attend University College London to obtain an M.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Ethics of Healthcare. She hopes to be a pediatrician that works with underserved and rural populations, and utilizes clinical research and public policy to craft solutions to systemic healthcare access barriers. Sarah's excited to continue volunteering in hospitals in London, as well as visit every museum possible. 

Jason Ray

Jason Ray

Fulbright-Global Wales Visiting Student Researcher Award - Bangor University School of Welsh and Celtic Studies

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Jason Ray

Jason Ray

Fulbright-Global Wales Visiting Student Researcher Award - Bangor University School of Welsh and Celtic Studies

Jason Ray is a PhD candidate in English at Fordham University, focusing on medieval literature and critical theory. He received a BA in Theater Studies from Yale University and an MA in Medieval & Renaissance Studies from Columbia University.  His dissertation project explores how nostalgia operates in medieval texts, particularly how medieval subjects themselves feel and write about their past in those texts. 

Jason is thrilled to be a Global Wales Visiting Student Researcher and to have the opportunity to immerse himself in the country’s rich history and culture as well as its beautiful countryside.  At Bangor, he will pursue an interdisciplinary project that considers how language, texts, and monuments reflect and shape cultural memory, experience, and identity.  He is interested in how early Welsh subjects self-identified in the face of displacement, subjugation, and exploitation before modern colonialism.  Jason is also very excited to study the Welsh language and enjoy the rich musical heritage in Wales, from traditional Celtic to choral, while on his Fulbright. 

Carl Romer

Carl Romer

Fulbright-London School of Economics and Political Science Postgraduate Award - MSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics

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Carl Romer

Carl Romer

Fulbright-London School of Economics and Political Science Postgraduate Award - MSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics

Carl Romer holds a bachelor’s degree from Howard University where he studied economics and philosophy. At LSE, Carl will pursue a MSc in Economics and Philosophy. He looks forward to learning more about economic history and the understanding of rationality. After completing his coursework at LSE he plans on earning a PhD in economics.  

Before beginning his Fulbright he was a data analyst at the California Policy Lab (CPL) where he worked on a research team studying unemployment insurance and workforce training. He has also worked as a research assistant in the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and the Program for Race, Ethnicity and the Economy at the Economic Policy Institute. His research interests lie at the intersection of education, labor and housing with a focus on achieving social and economic justice. Carl is quite excited to continue his scholarship examining student loans and higher education and plans to write his masters thesis on the topic. 

While in London, he hopes to join the LSE Chess Team to compete and participate in chess lessons and tournaments. Carl also plans to find out how many times it takes to order [vegan] chicken tikka masala before waiters see him coming and alert the chefs. 

Hailee Scarafile

Hailee Scarafile

MedSci in Speech and Language Therapy from University of Sheffield - Fulbright-University of Sheffield Postgraduate Award

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Hailee Scarafile

Hailee Scarafile

MedSci in Speech and Language Therapy from University of Sheffield - Fulbright-University of Sheffield Postgraduate Award

Hailee graduated from Temple University with a BA in speech, language, and hearing science. During her time at Temple, she studied audiology, communication disorders, linguistics and more but it was her research at the Temple University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic that led her to her Fulbright journey.

Hailee’s time in the clinic analyzing the applications of speech therapy on clients with a range of abilities sparked her desire to provide individualized care for clients in need. At the University of Sheffield, Hailee will be pursuing a MMedSci in speech and language therapy in which she will learn effective speech therapy treatment styles unique to the UK and combine them to those of the US in order to deliver the most dynamic and versatile care to the clients she hopes to work with in the future. Hailee is very excited to try all the wonderful food Sheffield has to offer, she hopes to find Cuban food as good as her mother’s. Hailee is also ready to start training for the Sheffield Half Marathon in March 2023. 

Jasmyne Sheridan

Jasmyne Sheridan

Fulbright-University of Strathclyde Postgraduate Award - School of Social Work and Social Policy

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Jasmyne Sheridan

Jasmyne Sheridan

Fulbright-University of Strathclyde Postgraduate Award - School of Social Work and Social Policy

Jasmyne Sheridan graduated from Western Washington University in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Human Services, and has spent the past four years providing social services at local community agencies to those experiencing homelessness.

Sheridan is passionate about elevating the voices of young people and those most impacted by social issues, as well as working to find creative solutions to these issues. Sheridan is excited to utilize her time studying International Social Welfare at the University of Strathclyde as an opportunity for global collaboration and to gain insight into the role she can play in addressing the homelessness crisis, and it’s many intersecting issues. Sheridan looks forward to getting involved in the community in Glasgow by connecting to the work of local social service agencies. As a travel lover and adventure seeker, Sheridan can’t wait to explore, hike, and camp throughout the beautiful country of Scotland and get to know individuals from all different walks of life. 

Anna Stroinski

Anna Stroinski

Fulbright-Durham University Postgraduate Award - MA in History

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Anna Stroinski

Anna Stroinski

Fulbright-Durham University Postgraduate Award - MA in History

Anna Stroinski graduated summa cum laude from Boston University with majors in history and philosophy in 2019. The proud daughter of working-class Polish emigres to the United States, she is committed to creating a fairer, more equitable world for workers through political organizing and historical scholarship. The contemporary labor movement, she believes, can learn from its past successes and failures as well as the individual experiences of workers who have lived through and thought a lot about things like mechanization, unionization, and deindustrialization. Anna studies the intersections of labor, political, and intellectual history with a focus on ideas about work, the workplace, and inequality.

Her undergraduate thesis looked at how middle class townspeople weaponized conceptions of community against strike leadership but also federal investigators, mainstream journalists, and Pinkerton guards during the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike. On Fulbright, she will pursue a MA in Modern History at Durham University. Her dissertation project will examine the intellectual history of the labor strike between 1870 and 1914 with a focus on coal miners’ strikes in the US and the UK. Anna is very much looking forward to visiting the Beamish Museum, learning more about Durham’s local history, and sampling traditional northeast English dishes! 

Alexandra Tyra

Alexandra Tyra

Master of Science in Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham - Fulbright-University of Birmingham Postgraduate Award

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Alexandra Tyra

Alexandra Tyra

Master of Science in Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham - Fulbright-University of Birmingham Postgraduate Award

Alexandra, an Arizona native, spent much of her childhood traveling to remote parts of the world, witnessing social and economic inequalities that govern mental and physical health outcomes. Through her travels, Alex became passionate about improving our understanding of health disparities across social groups and identifying routes of intervention. 

In 2017, she graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Psychological Sciences and a BS in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Northern Arizona University. She continued her education at Baylor University, where she earned her MA in Psychology and is currently in her final year of studying for a PhD in Psychology. Her research on stress and health has been published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals.   

However, as an emerging health psychologist, Alex recognizes the importance of strengthening her training in health science. As such, she plans to earn a supplementary MSc in Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham in Birmingham UK. Here, she will learn how to implement cutting-edge health intervention techniques in trauma-exposed refugee communities at risk of social and economic uncertainty. While abroad, Alex is excited to explore Birmingham’s culinary and music scene, in addition to enjoying her morning runs along the city center canals.