Christina Baker

2016 Fulbright Scholar

Christina Baker

Christina Baker

Christina Baker has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant to Estonia.

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.

“This award gives me the ability to experience first-hand a culture that I have spent the past four years learning about in college. Immersing myself in the culture, while simultaneously helping students learn an important skill, is a unique opportunity that will shape my future.”

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of study:
    Graduates May 2016 from the College of Arts and Sciences with a major in political science.
  • Other recognition and honors:
    Henry Vogt Scholarship

Inspired By

“Dr. Charles Ziegler in the political science department persuaded me to apply for the Fulbright award. All throughout the application process, he was extremely helpful in providing feedback and motivation to continue. Professor Tom Dumstorf also helped me shape my application and provided insight and resources into a culture very different from my own.”

Hometown information

  • Hometown:
    Carlisle, Ky
  • High school:
    2012 graduate of Nicholas County High School
  • Parents:
    Nancy and Ken Baker, Carlisle, Ky.