ChE Student Wins Fulbright Scholarship

ChE student Amy Zhao, E’18, is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, which provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. The recipients meet, work, live with, and learn from the people of the host country, in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

Amy believes “language is agency.” Writing and storytelling have helped her connect with others and navigate the complexities of her identity as a Chinese American. Two years ago, for example, she turned the stories of her family’s experience during China’s Cultural Revolution into a powerful podcast. While working as a sought-after tutor in Northeastern’s writing center, Amy has exhibited not only a deft understanding of the written word, but an innate ability to teach, using a caring, personalized approach to help students strengthen their writing. With the Fulbright, Amy will teach English to secondary students in Thailand. “I want to share my own American story and empower my students with the language skills to explore and articulate their own stories,” she says.

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