Four honored with Fulbright teaching assistantships

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Three Union students and one alum were selected for Fulbright Student English Teaching Assistantships. The program places students in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to the local English teachers. Those selected from Union are:

Aubrey Griffin ‘17

Major: Anthropology and Political Science (interdepartmental)

Hometown: Boston, Mass.

Assignment: India

Host country engagement: Leading a student-centered public health club; Students will research public health concerns, speaking with community members and local officials. They’ll develop feasible projects to combat those issues in their community, engaging students in issues relevant to them and empower them to make a difference.

Plans after Fulbright: Seeking a master’s degree in public health and seek a career grounded in community outreach and advocacy through health education.

Lindsay Reich ‘17

Major: English

Hometown: Short Hills, N.J.

Assignment: Malaysia

Host country engagement: Participating in cultural events, speaking to locals, eating traditional food and learning about life as a Malaysian citizen.

Plans after Fulbright: Apply to graduate programs to enter the field of speech pathology

Kyle Tevlin ’15

About: Tevlin was a 2015 Minerva Fellow, spending time working at The Global Child in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Major: Biology and Russian double major

Hometown: Billings, MT

Assignment: Laos

Host country engagement: In addition to his teaching duties, he is looking to engage his community with personal health and hygiene outreach programs.

Plans after Fulbright: He plans on attending medical school to ultimately work with an international relief agency such as Doctors Without Borders or the World Health Organization.

Antonia “Toni” Batha ’17

Major: Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies

Hometown: Los Alamos, N.M.

Assignment: Malaysia

Note: Batha has turned down the Fulbright assignment for a Peace Corps assignment in Namibia.

For more information on all Fulbright student programs, contact Lynn Evans, director of National Fellowships and Scholarships.