(May 27, 2022) Oregon State University is pleased to announce that seven students and recent graduates have been awarded the 2022-2023  U.S. Student Fulbright  by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. . 

Stan Cates graduated in 2020 with a bachelor of science in Zoology and a minor in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. He will pursue a Master of Science degree in Biology, specializing in Northern Populations and Ecosystems, with the department of Arctic and Marine Biology at the University of Tromsø in Norway. Stan plans to study how behavioral monitoring can be implemented to better understand arctic conservation and needs. 

Jeremy Chu graduated in 2018 with a bachelor of science degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He will be a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Taiwan. Jeremy hopes to engage his students by nurturing an inclusive environment, incorporating creative projects, and finding ways to break down language barriers. He hopes that his Fulbright grant will further his abilities to communicate with and serve diverse, multilingual populations in his future career as a family physician. 

Jacqueline (Jackie) Delie graduated in 2020 with a master of science in Wildlife Management. She will conduct a research project in collaboration with Makerere University in Uganda to study participatory conservation governance in relation to communities neighboring Queen Elizabeth National Park. This project aims to inform the Uganda Wildlife Authority’s Strategic Plan policies by taking into account both biodiversity conservation and community livelihood development considerations. 

Julia Kim graduated in 2020 with an Honors bachelor of science in Public Health and minors in Education and Computer Science. She will conduct a research project in collaboration with the Korea Legacy Committee, a non-profit organization in South Korea, to collect micro-memoirs from impoverished South Korean elders and illustrate their stories through social media posts and a collective interactive online storybook, aimed at engaging South Korean youth in conversations around themes of mental health, resilience, and social-emotional skills.   

Christina Linkem is a graduating master’s student earning a master of science in Fisheries Science. She will conduct a research project in collaboration with the University of Costa Rica’s Freshwater Tropical Ecology Lab in Costa Rica to develop a benchmark of fish community structure in undisturbed tropical stream ecosystems. Christina also hopes to get involved in science education with the local community. 

Saki Nakai is a graduating senior earning an Honors bachelor of arts in Psychology and minors in French, Music Performance, and Mathematics. Saki will conduct a research project in collaboration with the University of Luxembourg, to explore identity construal and acculturation in American and Japanese expatriates in the multicultural country of Luxembourg. 

Jane Vinesky is a graduating senior earning a bachelor of science in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences through OSU's Ecampus. Jane will pursue a master of science in Marine Resource Management at the Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas del Instituto Politécnico Nacional in La Paz, Mexico. She aims to generate research for conservation that will contribute to management guidelines and legal protections for mantas in both Mexico and the United States. 

In addition, Hannah Mankle is currently an alternate for the Fulbright to Ireland. Hannah  is a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on renewable energy. She proposes a research project in collaboration with University College Cork to explore the optimization of small-scale wave energy converter technology. She is also interested in getting involved with the mountain biking community in Cork. 

  

In 2022-2023, more than 1,800 U.S. citizens will study, conduct research, and teach abroad for the  academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected in an open, merit-based competition that considers leadership potential, academic and/or professional achievement, and record of service. As Fulbright alumni, their careers are enriched by joining a network of thousands of esteemed scholars, many of whom are leaders in their fields. Fulbright alumni include 60 Nobel Prize laureates, 88 Pulitzer Prize recipients, and 37 who have served as a head of state or government.

 

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to forge lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, counter misunderstandings, and help people and nations work together toward common goals. Since its establishment in 1946, the Fulbright Program has enabled more than 390,000 dedicated and accomplished students, scholars, artists, teachers, and professionals of all backgrounds to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and find solutions to shared international concerns. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in more than 160 countries worldwide. For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State, please visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright or contact the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Press Office by telephone 202-632-6452 or e-mail [email protected].

 

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is administered at Oregon State University through LeAnn Adam, Director, OSU National and Global Scholarships Advising. For more information about applying for Fulbright or other national and international scholarships and fellowships, please contact  LeAnn at [email protected] and visit: http://topscholars.oregonstate.edu