Hunter Briggs

Fulbright Scholar
Study/Research Grant
United Kingdom

Hunter Briggs is a graduating senior and Ford Family Scholar from Eugene majoring in Ethnic Studies. For his Fulbright year, Hunter will pursue an MSc in Criminology in Practice at the University of Leicester. Upon return to the U.S., Hunter plans to pursue a joint J.D./Ph.D degree program in preparation for future nonprofit and advocacy work with the goal to incorporate arts-based programming into prison reform.


dang duong

Fulbright Scholar
English Teaching Assistantship

Dang Duong is a graduating senior in Microbiology (pre-med) and a Fulbright ETA to Kazakhstan. Dang will engage with students in and out of the classroom to share the American language and culture, and looks forward to celebrating Kazakh holidays.


Niki Hobbs

Fulbright Scholar
English Teaching Assistantship

Niki Hobbs is a senior who will graduate summa cum laude in June with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. While teaching in Germany, she also hopes to coordinate with local Scout and Girl Guide troops to work on badges and volunteer projects together.


ellen Lamont

Fulbright Scholar
Study/Research Grant

Ellen Lamont is a PhD student in Geology. During her Fulbright year, she will collaborate with the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology to sample and map fault exposures in the sub-Himalayan foothills of India in order to increase knowledge of current hazards. Ellen will also reach out to local youth groups to host STEM workshops and participate in networking and mentorship events hosted by the Indian Academy of Sciences and Women in Science and Engineering.


Kai Parker

Fulbright Scholar
Study/Research Grant

Kai Parker is a PhD student in Civil Engineering. During his Fulbright year, Kai will collaborate with one of Chile's foremost tsunami experts at the Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria to perform a probabilistic tsunami hazard assessment to help fill the knowledge gap around coastal vulnerability. Kai will also engage with his local community through rock climbing and other outdoor activities.


Traben Pleasant

Fulbright Scholar
Study/Research Grant

Traben Pleasant is a PhD student in Applied Anthropology. Traben, an honored Veteran of the US Marines, will travel to Bocas del Toro, Panama with his family in the fall to conduct research to identify barriers to post-secondary education for black and indigenous youth. He will also engage in the local community by teaching English and basic computer skills.


grace d'angelo

Fulbright Scholar
Study/Research Grant

Grace is a 2017 OSU graduate with an honors bachelor of science in Microbiology and minors in Chemistry and Music. During her Fulbright year, she will will work toward a Master's of Science (MSc) in Marine Microbiology in a joint program of the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology. An accomplished musician, Grace will also seek opportunities to continue her growth as a flautist by studying and performing with German peers. 


Goldwater Honorable Mention

Kendra Jackson is a sophomore in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. With a strong interest in genetics, Kendra works in the Michael Freitag lab to learn more about epigenetics and play an active role in designing experiments. Kendra plans to pursue an M.D./Ph.D. in molecular biology or genetics and conduct research in biochemical/epigenetic pathways that lead cancer, and develop new therapies.


Goldwater Scholar

Delaney Smith is a junior in Biochemistry and Biophysics. She is currently working with Dr. Angela Ozburn at OHSU to investigate the molecular mechanisms of addiction. Delaney aspires to earn an M.D./Ph.D. in molecular biology, research the neurobiology of addiction, practice as a physician, and teach at an academic medical center. Read more about Delaney in Impact

Madison Jajko, Turks & Caicos
Brenda Villanueva, South Africa
Ava Krueger, Italy
Sydney Andersen, Canada
Toni Trinh, Panama
Karina Ruiz Lopez, Switzerland
Jessica Garcia Ramirez, South Korea
Carlee Conner, Botswana
Alena Arounpradith, United Kingdom
Melissa Sanchez, Ecuador
Scout Osborne, Mexico

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