Those selected from Union are:
Irving Cortes-Martinez '19
Major: Political Science and Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Minor: Africana Studies
Activities: AOP political science tutor, Model UN teaching assistant, Latin American Student Organization president, Spanish Club, African Student Association; French Club; terms away to Washington, D.C., Brazil, Senegal and Argentina
Hometown: Medford, Ore.
Host country engagement: In addition to teaching English, he’ll use skills learned through the Future Farmers of America in order to build a community garden, which will serve as a community bonding exercise open to anyone in the community to use.
Plans after Fulbright: Attend graduate school focusing on foreign affairs, then pursuing a career working for NGOs in the international development sector.
Victoria Grandel '19
Major: Chinese and Political Science
Activities: Language Center Chinese mentor, URBAN Magazine editor-in-chief, Black Student Union, Women’s Union; terms away to China and Louisiana Gulf Coast
Hometown: Lynn, Mass.
Host country engagement: Engage with communities through service. Her former experiences volunteering as a mentor, home builder and community engagement have informed her that service a great way to connect to your greater community.
Plans after Fulbright: Create a non-profit organization geared towards bringing the global education inequality gap.
Gillian Singer '19
Major: Spanish and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
Activities: Women’s Union president; Title IX ambassador; Girls on the Run; Admissions senior intern and tour guide; Spain term abroad
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
Host country engagement: Create programming for young students focusing on empowerment and confidence development and encourage older students to serve as program mentors.
Plans after Fulbright: Pursue a master’s degree in public health with a concentration in sex, sexuality and reproductive health to later work in NGO’s and nonprofits supporting global communities with maternal health disparities.