2014-2015 Recipients

Past recipients by year: 16-17 | 15-16 14-15 | 13-14 | 12-13 | 11-1210-1109-1008-09 | 07-08

Check out posters of our 2015 national fellowship recipients and national Fulbright students!

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Fellowship          Marshall Scholarship
Critical Language Scholarship NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Davis Projects for Peace Princeton in Africa
Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship  Princeton in Latin America
Fulbright Study/Research Grant Truman Scholarship
Goldwater Fellowship Watson Fellowship
Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program
Will Ossoff '15, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Fellowship

Will Ossoff '15, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Fellowship

With the Carnegie Junior Fellowship, Will has the opportunity to support the research of leading nuclear policy experts at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. Will gained an interest in nuclear policy after his junior year, when he served as the security policy intern at Physicians for Social Responsibility in Washington. As a Government major at Bowdoin, Will completed an honors thesis that investigated the intersection between national security and human rights in US foreign policymaking. He plans to pursue a career in international affairs, with a focus on diplomacy and security.

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Kevin MacKenzie '15, Critical Language Scholarship

An economics major and Chinese minor from Florida, Kevin will be studying Chinese in Dalian, China.

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Scott Mitchell II '15, Davis Projects for Peace Grant

Scott Mitchell II '15, Davis Projects for Peace Grant

Scott is a dual degree student between Bowdoin College and Dartmouth College where he studies biochemistry and biomedical engineering. His goal is to become a surgeon and to make medicine, and particularly surgery, more accessible in the developing world. His project, entitled "Stand With Me," is an attempt to engage peers and utilize skills as he pursues this exciting career bringing healthcare to those who desperately need it.

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Hannah Arrighi '15, Fulbright ETA

Hannah Arrighi '15, Fulbright ETA

Turkey
Hannah majored in government & legal studies and minored in Italian. She has a passion for political theory and its applications. In Turkey, she will teach English and channel her previous experience working with students as a teaching assistant, group leader, and campaign organizer. Hannah hopes to attend law school upon completing the Fulbright.
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Matthew Friedland '15, Fulbright ETA

Matthew Friedland '15, Fulbright ETA

Taiwan
While at Bowdoin, Matt majored in Economics and minored in Art History. Having spent two summers living abroad in China and Argentina, Matt has a strong passion for cross-cultural exchange and international studies. He plans to use his Chinese language skills and study of Chinese and Taiwanese culture to make a lasting impact as an English Teaching Assistant in Taiwan during the 2015-2016 cycle. Matt is excited to explore Taiwan, immerse himself in a new culture, and make new friends through traveling adventures. 

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Jenny Goetz '15, Fulbright ETA

Jenny Goetz '15, Fulbright ETA

Russia
A history and Russian double-major, Jenny received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Russia. She will teach English to Russian university students in Ulyanovsk as well as explore Soviet photography and photo-journalism. Since coming to Bowdoin, Jenny has been involved in the Writing Project and Falcon Friends mentoring, and worked as a Teaching Fellow through Breakthrough Collaborative last summer. She hopes to pursue a degree in Russian history when she returns to the states.
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Caitlin Greenwood '15, Fulbright ETA

Caitlin Greenwood '15, Fulbright ETA

Germany
A German major and English minor, Caitlin will work as an English Teaching Assistant in a school in Eckernförde, Germany. Caitlin chose to apply to Germany, not only due to her love for the German language, but also because she is highly interested in Germany's education system.  During her time in Eckernförde she will draw upon these interests, as well as her past experiences in the classroom, aiming to improve as a teacher while fostering creativity and positive-thinking in the classroom. Alongside her teaching duties, Caitlin plans to host a weekly podcast or radio show, discussing cultural and political topics in America in order to introduce new themes and perspectives to her German community and draw connections between cultures.
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Will Horne '14, Fulbright ETA

Will Horne '14, Fulbright ETA

Laos
Religion and psychology major Will Horne, of Denver, Colo., has taught in classrooms around the world: South Africa, Thailand and the United States. He will be adding one more country to that list — Laos. He will teach English at a Lao university next year, as well as study Lao and pursue his interest in Buddhism. When he returns, he plans to teach high School English in the public school system.
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Mariya Ilyas '13, Fulbright ETA

Mariya Ilyas '13, Fulbright ETA

Pakistan
Mariya graduated with a major in mathematics and minors in sociology and government and brings to the Fulbright experiences with teaching English and journalism in Pakistan, a policy fellowship at Princeton University, and working with diverse populations in Portland, ME, Washington, D.C., and Guatemala. Inspired by her independent study for sociology on dual-identities, Mariya was drawn to teach English in Turkey in part because of its identity of "East meets the West," a dynamic that resonates in her own life narrative as a Pakistani-American. Beyond the classroom, she plans to conduct research and volunteer with a news agency. Upon completing the Fulbright, Mariya plans to attend policy school to study international relations and start a career in the U.S. Foreign Service.
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Teresa Liu '15, Fulbright ETA

Teresa Liu '15, Fulbright ETA

Spain
A biology major and education minor, Teresa studied in Madrid, Spain through the IES program during the fall of her junior year and is excited to return there on a Fulbright fellowship. As an English Teaching Assistant to high school students, she will draw upon her experiences of tutoring, mentoring, and teaching science, math, and journalism. Teresa is passionate about bridging her interests in science and education. Outside of the classroom she plans to volunteer with a public health organization as well as explore complementary and alternative medicine in Madrid.
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Clare McLaughlin '15, Fulbright ETA

Clare McLaughlin '15, Fulbright ETA

Indonesia
At Bowdoin, Clare majored in environmental studies and government and minored in Education. She hopes to use her coursework studying diverse cultures and developing economies--as well as her past experiences tutoring, mentoring, studying abroad in Kenya, and interning at various non-profits--to help prepare her as an English Teaching Assistant in Indonesia. Clare plans to explore community perceptions of the environment, dive into a different culture, and make lots of new friends in Indonesia.
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Andrea Noble '15, Fulbright ETA

Andrea Noble '15, Fulbright ETA

Ecuador
A Spanish and history double major with a teaching minor, Andi plans to combine all these academic interests as an English Teaching Assistant in Ecuador. There she will be working in a university with students who are training to become ESL (English as Second Language) teachers. She also hopes to engage in her Ecuadorean community by teaching mindfulness classes (yoga, meditation, etc.) as well as creating a resource for women's health and wellness education. She plans to return to Maine and complete Bowdoin Teachers Scholars and begin teaching at the secondary level. She became interested in and passionate about bilingual education during her semester abroad in Argentina, where she taught English in a multi-lingual school. At Bowdoin, Andi was involved in the Admissions Office, the Education Society, V-Day (a women's anti-violence group), Res Life, and as a volunteer and substitute teacher in local schools.
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Anna Nutter '11, Fulbright ETA

Anna Nutter '11, Fulbright ETA

Ukraine
At Bowdoin, Anna studied history and Africana studies, writing an honors thesis on colonial race relations. After graduating, she obtained a CELTA to teach English as a Second Language and left to live and work in Moscow, Russia. While there she watched the present situation in Ukraine from the Russian perspective and now hopes to understand it from a Ukrainian one. In addition to her teaching duties, she hopes to start a photography club that will focus on what it means to be Ukrainian. She ultimately hopes to earn a PhD in Eurasian studies.
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Cailey Oehler '15, Fulbright ETA

Cailey Oehler '15, Fulbright ETA

Colombia
As an ETA in Colombia, Cailey will apply the skills she learned as a Spanish major and teaching minor at Bowdoin. In addition to her English teaching duties, she will organize a community kitchen for her neighbors to cook shared meals and converse about food and its relationship with place, history, and identity. Having completed the Bowdoin Teacher Scholars program as an undergraduate, Cailey plans to teach Spanish upon her return to the United States. To learn more about Cailey’s experience as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, follow her blog buginbogota.weebly.com
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Brandon Ouellette '15, Fulbright ETA

Brandon Ouellette '15, Fulbright ETA

Germany
A double-major in psychology and government & legal studies, Brandon will be a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Berlin, Germany. While there, he will draw on his experiences teaching at a summer program and volunteering with kids of all ages at Bowdoin to teach English language and American culture in a Berlin school. He will also improve his skills in German, a language he learned while studying abroad in Vienna. In addition to working in the classroom, Brandon intends on volunteering with an LGBT organization in Berlin. Upon returning to the United States, Brandon plans to attend graduate school for clinical psychology.
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Eli Peirce '15, Fulbright ETA

Eli Peirce '15, Fulbright ETA

Sri Lanka
At Bowdoin, Eli majored in philosophy and environmental studies and minored in education studies.  He is thrilled that the Fulbright has allowed him to return to Sri Lanka, where he studied abroad during the fall of his junior year.  While in Sri Lanka, Eli plans to explore the ethical dimensions of Buddhist philosophy and immerse himself in the local music culture.  After returning to the States, he hopes to combine his love of teaching with his passion for writing.
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Luke Drabyn '15, Fulbright S/R

Luke Drabyn '15, Fulbright S/R

Ukraine
A double-major in government & legal studies and Russian, Luke has conducted extensive research at Bowdoin analyzing the politics of the former Soviet Union. Drawing from his knowledge built upon internships at the U.S. Department of State, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, and Council on Foreign Relations, Luke's Fulbright will take him to Kiev and Odessa, Ukraine, investigating how international and national organizations can best cooperate to prevent human trafficking within the country. His long-term goals include pursuing a Master’s degree in security studies and finding employment at the Federal Bureau of Investigation or Foreign Service.
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Ian Kline '15, Fulbright S/R

Ian Kline '15, Fulbright S/R

Germany
Ian began his work with Helicobacter pylori after his sophomore year with Professor Danielle Dube, and will continue researching H. pylori next year in Erlangen, Germany, with Professor Steffen Backert. Ian majored in Biochemistry and minored in Theater, and is excited to engage both of these passions through his research and Erlangen's active theater scene. He will be attending NYU School of Medicine in the fall of 2016.
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Margaret Lindeman '15, Fulbright S/R

Margaret Lindeman '15, Fulbright S/R

Germany
An Earth & oceanographic science and math double-major, Margaret is excited to follow this passion back to Germany, where she was an exchange student prior to Bowdoin. Over the past few summers she has done oceanography research at Bowdoin, Duke, and worked with a team from NYU in Greenland. In Germany as a Fulbright scholar, she will be researching Antarctic sea ice-ocean interaction at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven and is looking forward to exploring the ways that scientists communicate their work to the public.
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Eric Yoon '15, Fulbright S/R

Eric Yoon '15, Fulbright S/R

South Korea
A biochemistry and classics double-major from Nashville, TN, Eric aspires to become a physician. He will first undertake a year as a Fulbright Scholar in South Korea to research colon cancer and possible drug regimens and treatment options at Yonsei University's Severance Hospital in Seoul. Eric, the goalie of the hockey team while at Bowdoin, will coach hockey on youth teams in his free time, while soaking in the culture and environment of Korea.
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Emily King '16, Goldwater Honorable Mention

Emily King '16, Goldwater Honorable Mention

Emily is a biochemistry major interested in doing a PhD in molecular biology in order to study cancer. In the summer of 2014, she worked in a research lab at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston testing chemotherapy drugs for treating multiple myeloma. Previously she had worked at the National Institute of Health and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, researching cancer therapies and cancer genetics. In the summer of 2015, she will be at Bowdoin doing research for her biochemistry honors project.

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Margaret Bryan '15, Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme Award

Margaret Bryan '15, Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme Award

A double-major in art history and French, Margaret will be traveling to Tenryū village in the mountainous Nagano Prefecture of Japan to work as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) on the Japan Exchange & Teaching Program. She believes this yearlong teaching program will be the perfect opportunity to hone her Japanese language skills before pursuing a graduate degree in Japanese Art.

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Linda Kinstler '13, Marshall Scholarship

Linda Kinstler '13, Marshall Scholarship

An English major and 2013 graduate, Linda is currently a contributing editor at Politico, based in Brussels. She has been a Google journalism fellow and National Press Foundation Washington Reporting Fellow. After graduating, she was a reporter and editor at The New Republic where she covered the crisis in Ukraine. As a Marshall Scholar, Linda will study nationalism in Eastern Europe in the University of Cambridge's European Literature and Cultures program.

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Melissa Haskell '13, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Melissa Haskell '13, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

While at Bowdoin, Melissa majored in physics and minored in computer science. During two of her summers, she performed research at Massachusetts General Hospital on diagnostic optical imaging techniques and continued this work into her senior year as an honors project. Now as a Ph.D. student in the Harvard University Biophysics program, Melissa will use her NSF Fellowship to support her research on developing numerical methods to correct for motion artifacts in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
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Gabriela Serrato Marks '15, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Gabriela Serrato Marks '15, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

As an Earth and oceanographic science major, Gabi blends her love for the ocean with her desire to pursue research and science. She completed an Honors project at Bowdoin with Prof. Michèle LaVigne on deep sea corals and carbon export. Her NSF Fellowship will support her at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (MIT-WHOI) joint program in Oceanography as she works toward a PhD in Marine Geology.
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Van Nhat Tra '13, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Van Nhat Tra '13, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

A 2013 graduate who majored in biohemistry and chemistry, Van won this prestigious grant to contribute to her PhD program at the University of Colorado at Boulder where she is working in organic synthesis and chemical biology.

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Kendall Carpenter '15, Princeton in Africa Fellowship

Kendall Carpenter '15, Princeton in Africa Fellowship

With a major in neuroscience and a minor in English, Kendall's interest in public health and  experience studying abroad in Cape Town drew her to the Princeton in Africa program. Kendall hopes to combine her future medical ambitions and passion for working with youth populations while serving as a fellow for Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative in Gaborone, Botswana. She will help organize and run their Teen Club which works on leadership development, life skills curricula, community building, and medical education for HIV positive adolescents.

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Claudia Villar-Leeman '15, Princeton in Latin America Fellowship

Claudia Villar-Leeman '15, Princeton in Latin America Fellowship

A biology major and Spanish minor from New York, Claudia will be returning to South America through Princeton in Latin America, drawing upon previous experiences studying in Quito, Ecuador as a junior.

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Bill De La Rosa '16, Truman Scholarship

Bill De La Rosa '16, Truman Scholarship

A sociology and Latin American studies double-major, Bill is passionate about immigrant rights and has conducted grant-funded research on the effects of border security on undocumented migration. He is the student coordinator for the Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project, a member of the national State Farm Youth Advisory Board, a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, and a John Lewis Fellow. Bill hopes to use his Truman Scholarship to pursue a PhD in Sociology and Social Policy and advocate for the people whom the law considers voiceless.

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Phui Yi Kong '15, Watson Fellowship

Phui Yi Kong '15, Watson Fellowship

Constantly seeking pathways for interdisciplinary engagement, Phui Yi's work seeks to build upon existing pathways for interdisciplinary engagement. Since arriving to the United States in 2011 from her home in Malaysia, Phui Yi has used performance to spark community solidarity surrounding local issues. She has facilitated theater workshops for a wide variety of groups including Occupy Maine activists, Maine All Care physicians, and Malaysian high school students. In August 2015, Phui Yi will embark on a yearlong fellowship through the Thomas J. Watson Foundation to study martial arts and physical theater's ability to awaken civic responsibility. While at Bowdoin, Phui Yi majored in theater and English, and minored in religion. To learn more about Phui Yi’s experience as a Watson Fellow, follow her blog watsonow.weebly.com
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