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Meet the 2017-2018 Fulbright Scholars


Photo of Dustin ParksDustin Parks ‘17

  • B.A. in Economics and Finance
  • 2016 URGO Summer Researcher with Dr. Stella Hofrenning in Economics
  • Mayo Innovations Scholar
  • Fluent in Spanish

Traveling to Peru to conduct research on entrepreneurial education.

Dustin’s project will investigate the strengths and limitations of entrepreneurial coursework at the secondary level in the national, Peruvian education. He plans to use his experiences as a Fulbright Scholar to pursue a PhD in economics after his time in Peru.




Photo of Hannah SchmitHannah Schmit ‘17

  • B.A. in Sociology and Religion
  • Minor in Biology
  • 2015 & 2016 summer research assistant with Dr. James Vela-McConnell in Sociology
  • Honors Program graduate
  • Choir member

Traveling to Czech Republic to be an English Teaching Assistant.

Hannah plans to engage with the Czech community with her musical skills and through volunteer work at a community outreach center. On her return, she plans to pursue a master’s in Public Health or Administration.



Photo of Hannah FreyHannah Frey ‘15

  • B.A. in ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­International Relations and History
  • Honors Program graduate
  • Currently employed by AmeriCorps as a Digital Literacy Coordinator
  • Fluent in Korean

Traveling to South Korea to be an English Teaching Assistant.

Hannah plans to connect with the community by speaking their language and participating in dance and cooking classes. After her time in Korea, she plans on enrolling in a graduate program for International Affairs or Foreign Service and then working for the State Department of the United States.




Photo of Rachel FrantzRachel Frantz ‘17

  • B.S. in Biology
  • 2014-2015 academic-year researcher with Dr. Kevin Potts in Biology
  • Two sport athlete (lacrosse and cross country), captain, and coach
  • Choir member
  • Also accepted to PhD in Marine Biology at USC-Los Angeles (full-ride)

Traveling to Malaysia to be an English Teaching Assistant.

Rachel plans to bring her skills from tutoring, coaching, and docenting and her passion for the environment into the classroom. She will attend six months of graduate school, teach for a year in Malaysia and then return to her PhD studies.