Kimber Guinn

2018 Fulbright Scholar

Kimber Guinn

Kimber Guinn

Kimber Guinn has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant to teach students in Romania. She will also take on the additional roles of advising university students about the regulatory policies and procedures for studying abroad in the U.S. and volunteering with New Horizons Foundation, a national youth leadership organization.

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.

“The Fulbright will allow me to spend nine months in Romania, thus enabling me to develop greater perspective of myself as a university instructor, a study abroad advisor, and a global citizen.”

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of Study:

    • Graduated August 2016 from the College of Education and Human Development with a master’s degree in higher education administration. Guinn also earned a bachelor’s degree in international studies from the University of Kentucky (2012).

Inspired By

My supervisor, Dr. Virginia Hosono, was vital to my success. She supported my decision wholeheartedly from the beginning, despite the knowledge that, should I be awarded a Fulbright, she would lose a member of her staff. Additionally, she provided valuable advice and a keen eye when proofreading my essays. Her encouragement reflects the attributes of a true mentor and I feel lucky to have had her guidance throughout this process.

Hometown information

  • Hometown:

    Somerset, Kentucky
  • High school:

    Southwestern High School (2008)
  • Parents:

    Patty Gregory Guinn and Dennis Guinn, both of Somerset.