Julianne Jaquith '08 Receives Fulbright Award

Julianne Jaquith '08 has been awarded a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Venezuela. She will spend the 2010-2011 academic year in Mérida, Venezuela, helping to improve students’ English language skills while learning more about her host country.

Jaquith studied world politics and Hispanic studies at Hamilton. She sang in the choir and with the Hamiltones and worked as a peer tutor at the Oral Communication Lab. In the summer of 2007, Jaquith researched the effectiveness of civil legal representation for the poor at Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV), funded by the stipend of her Bristol Scholarship.  After graduating from Hamilton, she spent two years working as a paralegal at the US Department of Justice.  Upon return to the US next summer, she will attend law school at the University of Virginia.

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. government and funds for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. Recipients of Fulbright Awards are chosen based on academic or professional achievement and leadership in their fields.

By Briana Wagner '13

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