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Western alumni earn global Fulbright Scholarships

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Michaela Rollins Williams (’08), in London, is studying economic development and resilience in the U.K. | Photo by
Jennifer Mankin (’10), at the Dresden Christmas Market, is a teaching assistant in Germany. | Photo by
Nicole Grambo (’10), on the beach near Maldonado, is teaching English in Uruguay. | Photo by

Recent Western graduates are teaching and studying in the U.K., Germany and Uruguay thanks to prestigious Fulbright scholarships.

Michaela Rollins Williams (’08, Interdisciplinary) of Spokane is pursuing a master’s degree at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. She is exploring development strategies to build resilience in the face of dramatic changes in climate, energy and commodity prices.

Jennifer Mankin (’10, Linguistics) of Snohomish is a Fulbright Teaching Assistant in Germany, where she teaches at the secondary level. She’s also taking classes at a nearby university and learning about beekeeping as a way to get involved with the community and practice her German. Next, she’s considering graduate school in Europe for an advanced degree in linguistics.

Nicole Grambo (’10, Spanish) of Cheney is a Fulbright Teaching Assistant in Uruguay, where she is teaching English at elementary and high schools and at an

English teacher training institute in the coastal city of Maldonado. She also plans to spend five months in Montevideo.