Hannah Touchton

2017 Fulbright Scholar

Hannah Touchton

Alumna Hannah Touchton has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant to teach in 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.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to represent the United States in Malaysia as an educator and cultural ambassador. The prospect of exploring Southeast Asia, and learning from new cultures, excites me every day. This award will provide me the opportunity to develop my professional aspirations."

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of study:

    • Graduated from the Kent School of Social Work with a bachelor’s degree in social work in 2015 and went on to earn a master’s degree in social work from the school in 2016.

Inspired By

Dr. Lesley Harris and Dr. Tom Lawson who provided guidance as social work professionals to pursue studying abroad and piqued my interest in international social work.

My mentor, Adrienne Eisenmenger (with Kentucky Refugee Ministries), has encouraged and facilitated my professional development. I am grateful to work alongside Adrienne within refugee resettlement in Louisville.

Hometown information

  • Hometown:

    Ashland, Kentucky
  • High school:

    2011 graduate of Paul G. Blazer High School
  • Parents:

    Trina and Bobby Touchton of Ashland, Kentucky