Thirteen from Penn Receive 2024 Fulbright Awards

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Thirteen students and alumni from the University of Pennsylvania received Fulbright 2024 U.S. Student Program grants, including at least 10 from the College of Arts & Sciences. They will conduct research, pursue graduate degrees, or teach English in countries including Argentina, Austria, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, and Tuvalu.
 
The Fulbright Program is the United States government’s flagship international educational exchange program, awarding grants to fund as long as 12 months of international experience. Penn consistently ranks as a “Top-Producing Institution,” among those with the highest number of candidates selected for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

Winners of the 2024 Fulbright Award

Penn’s Fulbright grant recipients for 2024-25 include:
 
Luke Campo, C’24, who majored in international relations. He was offered the Fulbright Greece-Turkey Joint Research Award.
 
Cody Eskandarian, C’24, G’25, who majored in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, and physics. With a Fulbright research grant, he plans to continue researching cancer by surveying the mechanisms behind mutational burden at the Institute of Molecular Pathology in Vienna.
 
Carolyn Grace, C’16, who majored in history and French studies and minored in journalistic writing. With the Fulbright grant, she will pursue a Master of Philosophy degree in creative writing at Trinity College Dublin, concentrating in creative nonfiction.
 
William Han, C’24, who majored in health and societies with a concentration in public health and a minor in chemistry. He has been offered a Fulbright to teach English in South Korea.
 
Roni Itkin-Ofer, C’24, who majored in psychology and minored in urban education. She has been offered a Fulbright to teach English in Taiwan.
 
Kolby Kaller, C’20, who majored in international relations and history with a minor in journalistic writing. With a Fulbright research grant, she plans to conduct research in Tuvalu, part of Oceania, to create culturally sensitive tools for the preservation of Indigenous and local knowledge systems in the digital age.
 
Tyler Kliem, C’24, who majored in comparative literature and design. With a Fulbright research grant, he plans to go to Düsseldorf, Germany, to continue research on the European Yiddish avant-garde.
 
Chandni Shah, C’22, who majored in neuroscience with minors in chemistry and healthcare management. With a Fulbright research grant, she plans to travel to India to conduct research on the barriers to early diagnoses and interventions for autism in South India.
 
Alexandra Shank, C’24, who majored in international relations with a language certificate in Mandarin. She has been offered a Fulbright to teach English in Taiwan.
 
Vernon Wells, C’24, who majored in anthropology and sociology with a minor in Asian American studies. With a Fulbright research grant, they plan to travel to the Philippines to examine how Indigenous peoples negotiate pag-unlad, or development, in relation to tribal goals of economic self-sufficiency.

 

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