2004-2005 Spotlight Archives
Leanne Stein '05 Receives Fulbright Fellowship
Leanne Stein ’05 has been named a Fulbright Fellow to South Korea where she will teach English as a Foreign Language. Leanne majored in psychology and English and world literature and participated in the Pitzer in Botswana External Studies program.
With aspirations of becoming a teacher after her fellowship in Korea, Leanne says she is most looking forward to building valuable skills in the classroom, such as teaching with cultural sensitivity.
“The best way to learn about a culture is to experience it,” Leanne says. “The teaching assistantship will expand my teaching skills, introduce me to new teaching methods, and allow me to share American culture while learning about Korean culture.”
Leanne’s road to the classroom begins with her love for spending time with adolescents and children. “I find their energy refreshing and they remind me of what is most important in life: curiosity, laughter, passion, and love,” she says. “I also enjoy that adolescents question and challenge you, thus forcing you to question and challenge your own beliefs.”
Leanne plans to look at how Korea educates special needs children through volunteering to help with these kids.
Leanne attended Flintridge Prep school in La Canada.
Join the College in congratulating Leanne on joining the ranks of yet another great Pitzer crop of Fulbright Fellows.