Johanna Haejean Yun

2014 Fulbright Scholarship recipient

Johanna Haejean Yun

Johanna Haejean Yun

UofL senior Johanna Yun has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant scholarship to South Korea where she will teach English. The Elizabethtown native has been active in the Asian-American community by volunteering at the Crane House-Asia Institute and teaching art at the Korean School of Louisville. She is a biology and anthropology double major and plans to attend medical school after she returns from South Korea.

The U.S. Student Fulbright Program is a federally sponsored international, educational and cultural exchange that recognizes academic merit and leadership potential. The program promotes mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those in more than 155 countries throughout the world. Fulbrights are considered one of the most prominent awards in academia.

“The Fulbright U.S. Student Award to South Korea is the opportunity of a lifetime for me to not only become fully immersed in a culture that is deeply rooted in my family’s history, but to also serve as an American ambassador of cultural exchange, through teaching of and learning from Korean students,” said Yun.

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of study: Will graduate from UofL’s College of Arts and Sciences in May 2014 with a double major in anthropology and biology. Plans to attend medical school.
  • Collegiate recognition and honors: James Graham Brown Fellow. Henry Vogt Scholarship winner (formerly known as the Hallmark Scholars), Louisville Mayor’s Outstanding Senior 2010, Kentucky Governor’s Scholar 2009.

Hometown information

  • Hometown: Elizabethtown
  • High school: Sacred Heart Academy, Louisville
  • Parents: Hanna and John Yun, Elizabethtown