Emily Liu ’19, a creative writing major and education studies minor, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Taiwan.
A Phi Beta Kappa student, Liu is head peer mentor and an Information Services intern at Hamilton. She served as HAVOC site coordinator, volunteering weekly at the Thea Bowman House to tutor elementary school students. Liu also volunteered with HAAND, working with children with autism spectrum disorder, and as a Hamilton Reads tutor.
Major: Creative writing, Minor: Education studies
Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y.
High School: Stuyvesant High School
Last summer Liu interned as a teacher’s assistant at Transfiguration School in New York, N.Y., where she assisted head teachers in supervising a Pre-K class with 16 students.
“I’m very excited to teach students in Taiwan and facilitate meaningful cultural exchange with them. I am hoping to gain direct insight into Taiwan’s recent education reforms, as learning about the Taiwanese education system will give me a new perspective to better serve my future students when I return to the United States to pursue my teaching degree,” Liu said.
She added that she plans to be a K-12 teacher when she returns to the U.S.