Global Curriculum Vitae
Dickinson Students Receive Prestigious Research Fulbright Fellowships
Two Dickinsonians are the latest recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program fellowships. The research category of the Fulbright awards is among the most prestigious and most difficult to obtain. Anum Khan '11 and Sarah Brnich '11 each received research grants.
Sarah Brnich '11, is a double major in Spanish and biochemistry & molecular biology from Ellicott City, MD. Brnich spent the summer of 2008 at Dickinson's Málaga summer program and subsequently the fall of her junior year abroad at Dickinson's partner program, IES Buenos Aires, the oldest study abroad program in Argentina. Her Fulbright award will take her back to Buenos Aires to work on a collaborative U.S.-Latin America project, Molecular Profiling of Stage II and III Breast Cancer.
"I will be able to apply the research skills I learned at Dickinson while working at the premier institute of basic and applied research in Argentina, Instituto Leloir," said Brnich, who will be part of a team studying the molecular profiles of Argentine women with stage II and III nonmetastatic breast cancer.
Anum Khan '11, a Middle East studies major and Posse Foundation Scholar from Jackson Heights, N.Y., was awarded a Fulbright Research Grant for Egypt, where she will study how nongovernmental women's rights organizations operate in Cairo and how they collaborate with law enforcement in dealing with sexual violence. Khan also will pursue a master's degree in gender and women's studies in the Middle East/North Africa at the American University in Cairo (AUC).
"What first attracted me to Dickinson College was the statistic that more than half of Dickinsonians study abroad at some point in their college career," said Khan, who spent an entire academic year abroad. She credited the Center for Global Study with facilitating her international experience. "The support I received from faculty, staff, and students from Dickinson enabled me to succeed in my academic achievements ... and become a global citizen," she said.