2 Fulbright Winners; 1 Alternate

submitted by shafer@augsburg.edu

Emilie Tomes (19), a presidential scholar who earns a B.A. in Psychology next week, has been named a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant to Indonesia. At Augsburg Emilie has been involved as a Coordinator and Teacher for Interfaith Bridge Building. This work led her to choose Indonesia with its religious plurality and rich traditions. In addition to teaching English, Emilie plans to “take Bahasa Indonesian lessons and create a speech program for students to engage with literature and/or important issues.” After Fulbright, Emilie plans to pursue a PhD in psychology with a concentration in peace studies and become a faculty member.

Emily Knudson (2015, Environmental Studies, English Literature and Spanish) has been awarded an English Teaching Assistantship to Brazil. Also a Presidential Scholar, Knudson served as the Supplemental Instructor for Augsburg’s first River Semester. After Augsburg she earned two master’s degrees from the University of Granada, one in English Language and Linguistics and one in Women and Gender Studies. Outside of classroom teaching while in Brazil, Emily hopes to “work on a project including urban agriculture so the seeds I plant can continue to grant healthy food for years to come.” After Fulbright, Emily would like to teach languages in an American public school.

Madeline Kinn (2018, Psychology and Studio Art) has been named an Alternate Fulbright English Teaching Assistant to the Czech Republic. A Regent’s Scholar Madeline was very involved in research while at Augsburg, even co-authoring a paper with Dr. Ben Denkinger. In addition to teaching English in the Czech Republic, Madeline planned on beginning an afterschool art class or soccer club and to volunteer time in elder care facilities, where she currently works creating and facilitating activities. Madeline plans to earn a PhD in Clinical Psychology with a focus on gerontology.

Congratulations to all three Auggies!