Amherst Magazine

Young Alumni: Road Trips

Nine recent graduates just won fellowships to teach or conduct research around the world. Here’s where they’re going.

France

  • Aubrey Jones ’13 won a French Government Teaching Assistantship and hopes to make a career out of teaching French language, literature and culture.

Germany

  • Timothy Poterba ’13, a Fulbright scholar at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, plans to pursue a doctorate in biochemistry with a concentration on aging.
  • Jenna Troop ’13 will be a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant. She hopes to pursue a transnational career.

Romania

  • As a Fulbright Scholar, Ioanida Costache ’12 will research lăutari music, a Romanian/Romani musical tradition that she hopes to continue studying and performing in the future.

Vietnam

  • Jasmine Hardy ’13, a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, chose to work in Vietnam because of its historical emphasis on education.

Russia

  • Mark Hellmer ’13 will teach at a technical institute in Siberia and conduct fieldwork in geology for a future Ph.D. dissertation. He won a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship and a Fulbright Critical Language Enhancement Award.
  • Eirene Wang ’13, a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, hopes to increase her knowledge of Russian language and culture and to promote cross-cultural discourse.

South Asia, South Africa and Central America

  • Watson Fellow Lindsay Stern ’13 will introduce her creative arts program to five orphanages. In between, she’ll live and write in neighboring cities.

Ghana, Tanzania and Malaysia

  • Keri Lambert ’13, a Watson Fellow, will write about the producers of rubber, Nile perch and palm oil (see page 15).