This year’s Fulbright cohort is spending a year of study, teaching, and research around the globe

Nine members of the Class of 2023 were offered 2023–24 Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants. For 15 consecutive years, Pitzer has been among the top baccalaureate producers of Fulbright recipients according to a recent report in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Alyssa Dunn

Alyssa Dunn ’23 is an organismal biology major who is conducting research in Poland on bloodborne infections, parasites, and coinfection dynamics in rodents. “Greater research on coinfection is critical for increasing understanding of how parasites are transmitted and treated,” Dunn explained.

jack friedman

Jack Friedman ’23 is teaching English in Uruguay as he immerses himself in the country’s rural and urban environments. A writing and rhetoric major, he plans to draw on his teaching and tutoring experiences as a Writing Center Fellow.

Amaya gustave

Amaya Gustave ’23 is teaching English in Mexico as she expands her interest in the diversity of Indigenous and Afro-Mexican cultures, pre-colonial history, and ecosystems. An organizational studies major, Gustave has taught while participating in Pitzer in Ecuador.

Ariel Kivela

Ariel Kivela ’23 is teaching English in Taiwan and looks forward to sharing her personal and unique approach to learning English that has been inspired by her own struggles with dyslexia. In her application she explained that she hopes “to provide empathy and patience to students learning English while also creating an engaging way for them to learn.”

Ophelia le

O’philia Le ’23 is teaching English in Taiwan as she seeks to build bridges between communities of learners and create compassionate spaces. A sociocultural anthropology and environmental analysis double major, Le plans to pursue a career as a public health professional.

Shraya Poet

Shraya Poetti ’23 is conducting research in Spain on the political dynamics affecting affordable housing. Her research aims at the question: Should affordable housing be framed as a partisan or ideological issue? A double major in political science and psychology, Poetti plans to analyze the housing justice movement.

Sergio Quechol

Sergio Quechol ’23 is studying the art of racialized travesti and trans femmes in Brazil and how artmaking can serve as agency and care for them despite threats of erasure and violence. Quechol is a double major in Latin American & Caribbean studies and gender feminist studies.

Elliot Raskin

Elliot Raskin ’23 is teaching English in Tajikistan as he explores mutual learning, empathy, and intercultural understanding. A political studies major, Raskin participated in Pitzer’s study abroad program in Vietnam.

Jocelyn Rebledo

Jocelyn Vega-Robledo ’23, a sociology and Chicanx-Latinx Studies double major, is teaching English in Portugal. As a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, she researched the parental involvement experiences of Latinx farmworkers and how they contribute to their children’s educational trajectories.