Melody Mills (Macaulay Honors College at Baruch College, 2014) will use her Fulbright Scholarship to study a social program's impact on homeless Peruvian girls.
Cristina Mihailescu (LaGuardia Community College, 2014) will use her Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship to approach economics with an international viewpoint.
Danny Ramos (Hunter College, 2014), the son of Mexican immigrants, intends to channel his childhood as he uses a Math for America Fellowship to become a New York City public school math teacher.
Chantal Adlam (John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2014) will work toward doctorate in chemistry with a full tuition waiver and a W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship to support her research.
Ariela Hazan (Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, 2014) delays medical school to teach in Taiwan with a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship.
William Cheung (CUNY BA, 2014) will research idealism and ethics in globalized, multicultural societies while on a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Germany.
Simone Gordon (City College, 2014) heads to Calcutta on a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship as she prepares for a career in teaching, a goal since third grade.
Hanifah Walidah (CUNY BA, 2014), already known as a trans-Atlantic musician, filmmaker and social activist, sought grounding in a not-quite-traditional education.
Jin-Xiang Yu (Queens College, 2014), raised in Japan by parents of Chinese and Russian backgrounds, is CUNY's first winner of a Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award (up to $50,000 a year for three years of study). The Yale School of Music's esteemed opera performance master's program, which accepts only eight students a year, also granted her a full scholarship.
Iskander Kapkayev (Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College, 2014), an immigrant from Uzbekistan, won a coveted Math for America Fellowship, which prepares students to become new York City public school math teachers.
Matthew De Andrade (Queens College, 2014) intends to stretch the imaginations of New York City public high school students, thanks to a 2014 Math for America Fellowship.
Zarin Tasnim (Macaulay Honors College at Lehman College, 2014) is teaching conversational English through a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Korea.
Daniel Friedman (Brooklyn College, MFA in Creative Writing 2014) goes to Vienna on a Fulbright to write poetry focused on the philosophical and poetic potentials in German and English.
Alyssa Marchetti (Hunter College, M.S. Ed., 2014), an immigrant from China, will channel her experience as an English language learner during her Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Taiwan.
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