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Three Jackson School graduating students to head abroad on Fulbright awards

May 22, 2024

Two Jackson School graduate students and one undergraduate student, all graduating this June, have each received a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Scholar Program award for exchange, research and teaching abroad in 2024-25. They were three of 13 University of Washington students who received a 2024-25 Fulbright in spring quarter.

We recently asked them a few questions about their journey while at the UW and Jackson School and their research and learning pursuits overseas as part of the Fulbright program.

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Claudia S. Herrero Rapagna

Claudia S. Herrero Rapagna, who will earn a two-year master’s degree in Middle East Studies in June, will head to Amman, Jordan in September for 10 months on a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to support English teachers in a U.S. embassy sponsored program or a Jordanian Public university or institution. She additionally received a U.S. Critical Language Scholarship 2024 award that will take her for two months this summer to further her Arabic language skills in Oman. Read more about Claudia

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Kaya Mallick

Kaya Mallick, a master’s degree student in South Asia Studies who will graduate in June 2024, will head to Uttarakhand, India for 12 months to research female practitioners of Hindu asceticism, yoga, and Tantra as a Fulbright U.S. Student Scholar. Read more about Kaya

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Anna Feit

Anna Feit will spend nine months this upcoming year as a U.S. Fulbright Student Scholar in Brazil researching her project “Digital Archives and Remembrance: Jewish Studies and Knowledge Organization in Brazil” about how Jewish understandings of archival resources align with an archive’s methods of creating and organizing their data. Anna will graduate in June with a bachelor of arts interdisciplinary honors, global and regional studies major, with a minor in Portuguese Language and Luso-Brazilian Studies. Read more about Anna