Villanova's 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Student Grant Recipients

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Our 33 Fulbright recipients—the largest single-year number of Fulbright grants in the University’s history—are teaching, studying and researching around the globe.

A group of the Fulbright students standing in 3 rows
Many of Villanova’s 2019–2020 Fulbright U.S. Student Grant recipients are pictured here. Front row (from left): Emily DiMatteo, Bridget Gile, Sophia Lockwood, Alexander Balawejder, Ellie Cayer, Yvonne Nguyen and Margaret Carter. Middle row (from left): Jubilee Marshall, Angeline Gacad, Sarah Baranik, Jamilah Jones, Kathleen Blehl, Lucy Minicozzi-Wheeland and Carolyn Silipigni. Back row (from left): Claire Carey, Stephen Gironda, Madiah Gant, Elizabeth O’Brien, Devin Creed, Pablo Guzman Ruiz, Mackenzie Bowden, Elizabeth Cullen and Sydney Riley.

Valeria Alvarado ’19 (History)
English Teaching Assistant, Serbia

Dana Avolio ’19 (Communications)
English Teaching Assistant, Malaysia

Alex Balawejder ’19 MA (History)
English Teaching Assistant, Slovak Republic

Sarah Baranik de Alarcón ’19 JD
Research Grant, Brazil

Kathleen Blehl ’18 (Marketing)
English Teaching Assistant, Ukraine

Mackenzie Bowden ’18, ’20 MS (Sustainable Engineering)
Research Grant, Indonesia

Claire Carey ’19 (Political Science)
English Teaching Assistant, Brazil

Margaret Carter ’19 (English and Spanish)
English Teaching Assistant, Spain

Ellie Cayer ’19 (Global Interdisciplinary Studies)
English Teaching Assistant, Colombia

Brianna Conte ’19 (Electrical Engineering)
English Teaching Assistantship, Italy
Declined Fulbright grant; attending medical school at University of Miami, Fla.

Devin Creed ’19 MA (History)
Research Grant, India

Elizabeth Cullen ’19 (Chemical Engineering)
English Teaching Assistant, Malaysia

Emily DiMatteo ’19 (Honors and Economics)
English Teaching Assistant, Czech Republic

Angeline Gacad ’19 (Global Interdisciplinary Studies)
English Teaching Assistant, Malaysia

Madiah Gant ’19 (Global Interdisciplinary Studies)
English Teaching Assistant, Colombia

Bridget Gile ’19 (Civil Engineering)
Study-Research Grant, Netherlands
Declined Fulbright grant; attending Stanford University Civil and Environmental Engineering PhD program as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar

 

Stephen Gironda ’19 MS (Psychology and Brain Sciences)
Research Grant, Italy

Pablo Guzmán Ruiz ’19 (Philosophy)
English Teaching Assistant, Brazil

Gillian Hixson ’19 (English)
English Teaching Assistant, Laos

Jamilah Jones ’19 (Global Interdisciplinary Studies)
English Teaching Assistant, Brazil

Sophia Lockwood ’19 (History)
English Teaching Assistant, Indonesia

Nawnora Manosca ’19 (English)
English Teaching Assistant, Brazil

Jubilee Marshall ’19 (History)
English Teaching Assistant, Czech Republic

Victoria Martin ’19 (Education and Social Justice)
English Teaching Assistant, Laos

Lucy Minicozzi-Wheeland ’19 (Global Interdisciplinary Studies)
Research Grant, Ukraine

Lars Moeller ’18 (Political Science and Economics)
English Teaching Assistant, Czech Republic

Briggs Mroz ’18 (Environmental Studies and Communication)
English Teaching Assistant, Taiwan

Yvonne Nguyen ’19 (Peace and Justice Studies)
Study Grant, Canada

Elizabeth O’Brien ’19 (Environmental Studies and Philosophy)
Research Grant, Philippines

Sydney Riley ’19 (Political Science and Philosophy)
English Teaching Assistant, Czech Republic

Katherine Sepulveda ’20 PhD (Philosophy)
Research Grant, Belgium

Carolyn Silipigni ’19 (Marketing and Business Analytics)
English Teaching Assistant, Slovak Republic

Mary Spillane ’18 (Mechanical Engineering)
Study-Research Grant, Finland
Declined Fulbright grant; working as mechanical design engineer at L3Harris Technologies