February 23, 2017
University of Washington named a ‘top producer’ of Fulbright scholars, students
The Fulbright Program, operated by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the government’s flagship international educational exchange program.
Twenty-one UW undergraduate and graduate students received a Fulbright award and seven scholars from the UW were awarded Fulbright grants for 2016-17 — up from 10 students and five scholars for the previous academic year.
This year’s UW Fulbright awardees are studying all over the world, including in Mexico, Lithuania, Peru, Canada, Nepal, Russia and Israel.
Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 370,000 participants — chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright.
2016-17 UW Fulbright grantees
Undergraduate students and alumni
Rachel Abramson, anthropology
Margaret Babayan, public health
Taylor Boyd, neurobiology
Kelsey Brewster, international studies
Elizabeth Castro, international studies
Tessa Fager, Near Eastern studies and political science
Emma Kibort-Crocker, comparative literature
Eric Nucci, civil and environmental engineering
Imaan Ramezanzadeh, Near Eastern studies and English
Hamda Yusuf, international studies
Indra Ekmanis, international studies
Allison Germain, linguistics
Jonathan Muir, sociology
Andrea Reisman, sociology
Laura Daugherty, law
Kelsey Jones-Casey, public affairs
Jessica Northridge, global health
Zachary Zappone, education
Kelsey Trsek, education
Maksim Rusev, accounting (UW Tacoma)
Bradford Lakey, education (UW Bothell)
Dwayne Arola, mechanical engineering
Joanne Bourgeois, geology
Michael Carlson, oceanography
James Hermanson, aeronautical and astronautical engineering
Keya Sen, biology
Juliet Shields, literature
Jane Winn, law