Fulbright Students

Michael Amano ’17, researcher in Hiroshima, Japan. “[I will] study inheritance of psychological trauma in nuclear bomb survivors and their children by studying epigenetic markers that affect stress susceptibility and vulnerability to mental health disorders. This research has implications for public health and is particularly relevant following Japan’s increasing dependence on nuclear energy despite public pushback.”

Charles Campbell-Decock ’17, English teaching assistant in Germany. “I have developed a serious interest in a career as a German professor. I am also fascinated by the language itself and German culture.”

Juliet Eyraud ’16, English teaching assistant in Peru. “As an education and computer science major, I hope to complement my English teaching assignment in Peru with classes in computational literacy.”

Robert Gaines ’17, English teaching assistant in Sri Lanka. “As an English major / Asian Studies minor at Bowdoin College, and having studied with the ISLE program in Sri Lanka, I have a strong background in Sri Lankan cultural studies and language learning.”

Ann Garcia-Moreno ’17, English teaching assistant in Mexico. “Being an ETA in Mexico would prepare me for being a Spanish teacher in the U.S…. I would love to share my culture and diverse interests—ranging from science to literature to music—with Mexican students and to one day be able to share aspects of this country’s rich culture with my American pupils.”

Erin Houlihan ’17, researcher in New Zealand. “My project involves a latitudinal comparison of Antarctic and temperate larval sea urchins, available in New Zealand, to investigate the effects of ocean acidification on the swimming behavior of invertebrate larvae. Understanding the effects of changing ocean chemistry on a key organism is important for the future of marine ecosystems and aquaculture; this study would provide valuable information for predicting and responding to changes in the global oceans.”

Natalie Kiley-Bergen ’17, English teaching assistant in Malaysia. “For the last six years, I have enjoyed teaching outdoor education and leadership skills to children. I am applying to Malaysia for its biodiversity and cultural diversity, interests reflected in my dual degree in biology and history.”

Casey Krause ’17, English teaching assistant in Germany. “I’m interested in the intricacies of intercultural education and exchange….I’m drawn to Germany for its language, culture, and role in immigration and refugee resettlement, both historical and ongoing.”

Jodi Kraushar ’17, English teaching assistant in Germany. “Language is a powerful connector and I hope to understand how it can be used to forge bonds and relationships. Germany, in particular, has a complicated history and rich culture that holds particular importance for me as an aspiring storyteller.”

Hannah Miller ’17, researcher in Switzerland. “My study looks at the impact of rapid glacial retreat and differences in regional temperature on alpine ecosystem succession. I will conduct fieldwork at two rapidly receding Swiss alpine glaciers at different altitudes analyzing sediments and vegetation succession. This research will inform future understandings and mitigation efforts in addressing climate change in alpine ecosystems.”

Caroline Montag ’17, English teaching assistant in Germany. “Combining skills I developed as a teaching fellow for Breakthrough Collaborative and as a mentor for middle school girls, I hope to be an effective teaching assistant in Germany. Having lived in the Midwest, South, and on the East Coast, as well as in Berlin, I will bring a diverse understanding of my own home country to Germany.”

Esther Nunoo ’17, English teaching assistant in South Africa. “I will draw on my experience as a first generation college student, Sunday school teacher, and tutor to teach English. My being a Ghanaian-American and a spoken word artist will help me contextualize American culture for my students and the communities I will become a part of.”

Luis Rico ’17, researcher in Germany. “I propose to research the evolution of German refugee integration policy. I will study Bundestag legislation, conduct interviews with federal officials, participate in a research colloquium and enroll in courses at the university. This project will contribute…to an emerging field of research on the refugee crisis.”

Emma Roberts ’17, English teaching assistant in India. “After spending a semester in Tamil Nadu, I am excited to return to India and deepen my insight into its diverse culture.”

Emily Saldich ’17, English teaching assistant in Germany. “I am devoted to inspiring curiosity about the English language and the US, and would bring back a cultural understanding that I’d be able to share with fellow Americans, including future students.”

Amanda Spiller ’17, English teaching assistant in Mexico. “I will pull from my experiences in Spain, Chile, and Uruguay to participate in the local culture, situate it within its national and
international contexts, and be a part of the intercultural exchange needed to ameliorate the tensions between the U.S. and Mexico.”

Roger Tejada ’15, English teaching assistant in Brazil. “I joined Teach for America to teach bilingual students–recent immigrants from Latin America, hoping to help end inequity….Studying in Newark has given me first-hand experience with Brazilian culture and language, which has intrigued me to learn more.”

Elizabeth Tarbell ’17, researcher in China. “[I will} research and write a recent environmental history of a lake called Dianchi in Kunming, southwestern China, to examine the paradox between Kunming’s burgeoning environmentalism and Dianchi’s polluted past and present through the lens of the lake’s eco- and ethnic tourism. Why is a polluted lake also a hotspot for eco- and ethnic tourism today?”

Maddie Wolfert ’17, English teaching assistant in Germany. “I will pursue a career as an English professor and I am committed to a life of teaching and learning.”

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