2018 Fulbright Scholar
Kate Maurer has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant to teach students in Spain. During her time in Galicia, Spain, her plans include forming a drama club for students and exploring the intricacies of the plurilingual classroom and Spanish culture.
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.
“Spending a year in Spain as an English Teaching Assistant will allow me to grow personally and professionally. Upon my return to the United States, I hope to become a foreign language educator, and this experience will undoubtedly help me develop all the necessary skills to succeed in that field.”
Areas of Study:
- Graduated May, 2018, with a degree in Spanish from the College of Arts and Sciences and a degree in middle/secondary education from the College of Education and Human Development.
Dr. Patricia Condon, Bethany Smith, and Dr. Greg Hutcheson enormously helped me through the difficult application process by guiding me through the steps, answering my questions, and reviewing my application multiple times to make sure that I submitted my absolute best work.
Dr. Shelley Thomas and Jean Amick both taught me the fundamentals of what it means to be an educator and constantly modeled compassion, advocacy, and curiosity while forming me into the best teacher that I can be.
Kathy Meyer and Luke Buckman encouraged and believed in me throughout my entire college career. Without their support, I would not have had the confidence to apply for this award in the first place. They also demonstrated to me how to make service and social justice core values of my life, which led me to make decisions that eventually led to me applying for the award.
Hometown:Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
High school:Notre Dame Academy (2014)
Parents:Rita Watkins Maurer and Thomas Maurer, both of Fort Mitchell.