Claremont, Calif. (April 30, 2015)—Pitzer College student Maria Krol-Sinclair ’15 has been awarded a Princeton in Asia Fellowship to teach English at a teacher’s college in Jishou, Hunan Province in China.
Krol-Sinclair will be working with first- and second-year students as well as running a weekly language lab. Most of her students will return to their rural villages to teach elementary or middle school.
A political studies major, Krol-Sinclair has studied immigration policy and education reform at Pitzer. As a Community Engagement Center intern, she has worked with day laborers who are learning English as a second language at the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center. She has served as a volunteer coordinator for Jumpstart, provided research assistance to Associate Professor of Political Studies Rachel VanSickle-Ward and interned with DOOR, a consulting company based in Poland. She studied abroad at Beijing University on the Pitzer in China program. Krol-Sinclair plans to earn her master’s degree in public policy before going to law school.
Princeton in Asia is a cultural exchange program dedicated to building understanding between the United States and Asian nations. For more than 100 years, Princeton in Asia has provided college graduates with the opportunity to serve in a variety of fields in Asia, including education, health, law, journalism, environmental advocacy and business.