Two members of Trinity College’s newly graduated Class of 2015 have been awarded Fulbright fellowships through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
Yanique Anderson received a Fulbright research grant and will study restorative justice under Norway’s mandated reintegration guarantee for criminal offenders. A New York City Posse Scholar and double major in theater and dance and human rights, Anderson’s research interests grew out of community-based work she did at York Correctional Institution with Judy Dworin, professor of theater and dance at Trinity. Anderson, who was born in Jamaica, said that one of the most riveting classes she had at Trinity was “Human Rights through Performance: Incarcerated,” in which students look at life behind prison walls and create a cumulative performance piece at the end of the semester. After her Fulbright year, Anderson plans to attend Columbia University School of Social Work.
William Schreiber-Stainthorp received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) grant for Malaysia. The Fulbright ETA Program places U.S. students as English teaching assistants in schools or universities overseas, thus improving foreign students’ English language abilities and knowledge of the United States while increasing their own language skills and knowledge of the host country. A neuroscience major, Schreiber-Stainthorp plans to attend medical school after his Fulbright year and was particularly interested in an ETA to build his cultural competency for a career in medicine. At Trinity, Schreiber-Stainthorp, a Posse Scholar from Chicago, was named a President’s Fellow for neuroscience and was one of two Class of 2015 valedictorians.
A third member of Trinity’s graduating class, Peter A. Schwartzman ’88 Scholar Ambar Paulino, a double major in English and educational studies, was named an alternate for an ETA grant for Greece.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the flagship international education program sponsored by the U.S. government. Students who are accepted into the program are expected to continue language study beyond the scholarship period and apply their language skills in whatever professional career they choose.