Four Freeman grads earn 2022-23 Fulbright awards
Four Freeman School graduates are among the 14 Tulanians to win 2022-23 Fulbright awards. The graduates will receive grants through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the U.S. Department of State’s flagship international educational exchange program, to either study for a graduate degree, conduct an individually designed research project or participate in an English Teaching Assistant Program outside the United States.
Since its inception in 1946, Fulbright programs have operated in 160+ countries and provided 400,000+ students and scholars the opportunity to learn, exchange ideas, and promote mutual understanding among global communities.
Hannah Ellis (BSM ’22, SLA ’22), who majored in finance and Latin American studies, looks forward to serving as a cultural ambassador for the United States in Brazil in her role as an English Teaching Assistant to foster cross-cultural exchange and passion for the English language.
“I felt supported by the [Office of Fellowship Advising] team every step of the way with peer essay workshops, advisement from knowledgeable sources affiliated with the OFA team, and accountability from Dr. Beers and my recommenders,” said Ellis. “I owe my success to Tulane for providing me with the network, resources, and encouragement to chase my dream and follow my passions.”
Reagan Orloff (BSM ’21, SLA ’21), a double major in history and management, will pursue a master’s degree in Immigration Studies at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, Mexico as a Fulbright-García Robles Scholar.
“I am incredibly honored to have received this Fulbright grant for my postgraduate studies,” said Orloff. “Since studying abroad in Mexico City in fall 2019 through Tulane, I have developed a deep appreciation and admiration for the country of Mexico and its people; I aim to dedicate my future career to advocating for its improved relationship with the United States through collaborative border policy reform.”
Tatiana Poggi (BSM ’22, SLA ’22) will be working full time at one of 16 affiliated companies in either Mexico City or Merida while also taking international business classes at ITAM or Anáhuac Mayab University during her Fulbright in Mexico next year.
“Without the OFA, I may never have learned that the Binational Business Program existed,” Poggi said. “The office’s information sessions and connections with previous Tulane grantees were instrumental in helping me learn about the breadth of Fulbright grants out there and how to approach the application process.”
An alumna of the Altman Program in International Studies and Business, Kaitlyn Taylor (BSM ’22, SLA ’22) plans to move to Thailand to teach English for the upcoming school year.
“Ever since I studied abroad in Chiang Mai through the Altman Program in 2019, I've felt an overwhelming desire to return to Thailand to engage with the culture in an immersive manner,” said Taylor. “During my Fulbright experience, I hope to gain proficiency in Thai and employ my experience as a member of the Sexual Aggression Peer Hotline & Education (SAPHE) at Tulane by interning with a community-centered organization that operates a similar hotline and offers resources for survivors of gender-based violence in Thailand.”
“The Freeman School has long been committed to advancing intercultural understanding through business, so it gives me great pleasure to see our students pursue their international aspirations with the support of this prestigious program,” said Paulo Goes, Freeman School dean. “I look forward to following their careers and accomplishments as they contribute to making the world a better place.”
To learn more about all of Tulane’s 2022-23 Fulbright award winners, visit Newcomb-Tulane College.