Jessi Dietrich

2016 Fulbright Scholar

Jessi Dietrich

Jessi Dietrich

Jessi Dietrich has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant to Malaysia.

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.

“2017 marks the 40th anniversary of when my mother traveled to Malaysia on a high school exchange and is also the year I will head there myself through Fulbright ETA. I am extremely excited to have been given the opportunity to travel and teach in a place that I heard so much about growing up. I want to work hard in this ETA, to delve deep into the Malaysian culture and come out the other side ready for anything.  I am sure Malaysia and its people will impact me, that the ten months will make me stronger in character and more certain in the path I choose to follow afterward."

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of study:
    Graduates May 2016 with a degree in economics, College of Business.
  • Other recognition and honors:
    College of Business study abroad scholarship; Lewis Educational Grant (two-time winner) and Lewis Educational Scholar for travel to Spain.

Inspired By

Dr. Steve Gohmann – He supported me through the application process, being very willing to take a look at my application and review it. He provided very helpful, sound comments and revision suggestions. Dr. Patricia Condon – her support throughout the application process was also very helpful. She was always there to help soothe my nerves if I popped into the office.

Former faculty member Laura Detmering -  she helped me immensely during my application process.

Hometown information

  • Hometown:
    Louisville, Ky
  • High school:
    2012 graduate of duPont Manual High School
  • Parents:
    Tedi and Bob Dietrich, Louisville