Markita Helton

2015 Fulbright Scholar

Markita Helton

2015 graduate Markita Helton has earned a Fulbright English Teaching grant to South Korea.  She will teach elementary school children in that country for a year.

The U.S. Student Fulbright Program, a federally sponsored international, educational and cultural exchange, recognizes academic merit and leadership potential. The program promotes mutual understanding between U.S. residents and people in more than 155 countries worldwide. Fulbrights are among the most prestigious awards in higher education.

“As a new educator who sees a dire need for improvement in the quality of education in the United States, I am honored and excited to learn from one of the best education systems in the world,” Helton said.

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of study:
    Graduated in May, 2015, from the College of Education and Human Development with a major in early elementary education. She also has a minor in Spanish.
  • Other recognition and honors:
    Porter Scholarship

Hometown information

  • Hometown:
  • High school:
    2011 graduate, duPont Manual High School
  • Parents:
    Tara Hines Kristiansen and Stanley Kristiansen, both of Louisville