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ASU now has 19 Fulbright student award winners

June 14, 2011

Two more Arizona State University students have won Fulbright awards to teach abroad next year, bringing to 19 the number of ASU students who will represent the university in 15 different countries.

Taylor Hawkins, who received his master’s in secondary education in May, will spend the year teaching English in Turkey.  For the past two years he has been teaching math as a Teach for America corps member at Phoenix Advantage Charter School, which has a high number of English language learners. He also has taught English in Mexico and Rwanda.

Max Pardo, who graduated in May with a bachelor’s in global studies and sustainability, also will teach English in Turkey. He studied in Istanbul, Turkey for a semester last year. Pardo also has been a student fellow at the ASU Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict.

Seven of ASU’s 19 Fulbright winners will teach English in foreign countries, while the others will tackle sophisticated research projects, ranging from sustainable energy to bee behavior. The Fulbright Program is one of the most prestigious awards programs worldwide.