Four Macalester Graduating Seniors Receive Fulbrights

(From l-r, top) Keith Armstrong, Tyler Martinson, (bottom, l-r) Kaitlin Roh and Ann Stromgren

St. Paul, Minn. –  Keith Armstrong, Tyler Martinson, Kaitlin Roh and Ann Stromgren have all received Fulbright Awards to work in Colombia, Morocco, Jordan and Germany later this year.

Keith Armstrong ‘12, a double major in English and International Studies from Milwaukee, Wis., will spend 20 hours each week working as an English as a Second Language teaching assistant at a university in Colombia.  When not in the classroom, Armstrong hopes to immerse himself in community issues, especially those dealing with the environment and urban agricultural. 

Tyler Martinson ‘12, an Anthropology major with a concentration in Community and Global Health from Northfield, Minn., received a research grant to Morocco.  He’ll spend nine months investigating how non-profit organizations, clinics and traditional community healers can work together to create an integrated strategy of health care to improve HIV/AIDS prevention.   

Kaitlin Roh ‘12, a double major in Political Science and Educational Studies from Lincoln, Neb., received a research grant to Jordan.  Kaitlin will spend nine months mapping disability communities to determine better ways the government and schools might utilize these existing networks to improve communication and resource dissemination with families, aid disability advocates, and lessen social stigma. 

Ann Stromgren ‘12, a German Studies major and Theatre minor from Portsmouth, NH, will spend up to 12 hours each week assisting in English language classes in Germany.  When she is not in the classroom Ann hopes to learn more about the connection between youth culture and environmentalism, particularly in the former GDR. 

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April 30 2012

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