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Nine Columbia College alumni awarded 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student grants

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Nine Columbia College alumni have been awarded 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student grants. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program, offering grants for students and young professionals to undertake individually-designed international research and study projects or primary and secondary school teaching in English-language classrooms. During their grant periods, Fulbrighters meet, work, live with and learn from the people of their host country, sharing daily experiences and thereby promoting mutual understanding.  

The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide.  Fulbright U.S. Student Program alumni populate a range of professions and include ambassadors, members of Congress, judges, heads of corporations, university presidents, journalists, artists, professors and teachers.

Congratulations to the Columbia College recipients of the 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student Program Grants:

Alina Dunlap CC’16 (Political Science)
Destination: Russia
Project: English Teaching Assistantship

Laura Fisher CC’14 (Political Science)
Destination: France
Project: Joint Master in International Public Management (Sciences Po) and MSc in International Political Economy (London School of Economics)

Daniel Garton CC’16 (Linguistics, and Neuroscience and Behavior)
Destination: Finland
Project: Novel Mouse models Allow Unique Analysis of Endogenous GDNF Function in Adult Stiratum

David Hamburger CC’16 (Political Science)
Destination: India
Project: English Teaching Assistantship

Jared Namba CC’16 (East Asian Studies)
Destination: South Korea
Project: English Teaching Assistantship

Karleta Peterson CC’16 (Sociology)
Destination: South Korea
Project: English Teaching Assistantship

Zoey Poll CC’16 (Urban Studies)
Destination: Malta
Project: English Teaching Assistantship

Dakota Ross-Cabrera CC’16 (American Studies)
Destination: Spain
Project: English Teaching Assistantship

Lindsey Walter CC’16 (Sustainable Development)
Destination: Germany
Project: Heidelberg: A Case Study on Clean Energy and Related Policies