Melissa A. McDonald, '10
ID Major: Political Science/Anthropology
Dean’s List 2008-2010
Independent Study Abroad Grant
John Iwanik Prize (2010) for an Outstanding Russian Language Student
US Fullbright Grantee for 2010/2011 to Moldova
Clubs or student organizations:
Union Women’s Soccer
This photo was taken in the spring of 2009 while on my independent study abroad in Russia. It is at the top of a mountain in Sochi, Russia, the site of the 2014 Olympics.
Title of senior project/thesis: "Identity in American Classrooms: The value of Multiculturalism and Respect for Diversity"
Statement: "I feel really honored and proud to be receiving the Fullbright Grant for 2010-2011. I know this will expand my Russian language study and proficiency but more importantly I know that I will have a significant impact on a lot of citizens’ lives in Moldova. Teaching English and running a soccer clinic will be especially rewarding, given the poor status of Moldova. I look forward to representing the US and hope to gain a lot from this experience!"