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Katie Freund (HISP ’17) awarded Fulbright ETA Scholarship

Katie Freund ('17). Courtesy of W&M Peer Scholarship Advisors
Katie Freund (’17). Courtesy of W&M Peer Scholarship Advisors

Katie Freund, a HISP and Econ double major, has recently been awarded a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach in Mexico next year. After a successful semester abroad in Chile, and hoping to foster intercultural understanding and communication, Katie decided to apply for a Fulbright scholarship that would give her the opportunity to live and teach in Mexico.  You can read an extensive interview on her thoughts about the application process and her advice to future applicants at the website of the Charles Center’s Peer Scholarship Advisors.  Katie is one of the twelve W&M students to have been awarded a much coveted Fulbright Scholarship this year.

This year, Katie has been working on her Honors Thesis under the mentorship of Prof. Cate-Arries.  She presented parts of her project as “Creative Interventions in Latin America: Economic and Social Projects that Work” at the Charles Center’s Eighteenth Annual Honors Colloquium, last February.  More recently, she presented a paper at a professional conference, sharing a panel with Prof. Baker and Rachel Merriman-Goldring (’17) at the conference of the Mid-Atlantic Council for Latin American Studies (MACLAS).