Eight Emory students have received national Fulbright scholarships to travel internationally to teach English or conduct research for one year.
The Emory awardees were Michal Schatz (‘13C), Kari Leibowitz (‘12C), College seniors Alizeh Ahmad (photo above), Celeste Banks, Bryan Cronan, Christopher Linnan, Ben Sollenberger and Abigail Weisberger. College seniors received English Teaching Assistantships (ETA), with Banks headed to Taiwan, Ahmad and Cronan to Malaysia, Linnan to Indonesia, Sollenberger to Turkey and Weisberger to Germany. Schatz and Leibowitz were awarded research grants in France and Norway, respectively.
Ahmad (see link below to YouTube video) said she was interested in Malaysia because she has family ties to the country. Her uncle emigrated from Pakistan to Malaysia, and his experiences have taught her the parallels between her own Pakistani heritage and Malaysian culture. Specifically, as an International Studies and Religion major, Ahmad said she is excited to learn about the diverse Muslim communities in Malaysia.