Seth Drake

2019 Fulbright Scholar

Seth Drake

Seth Drake

Seth Drake has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Grant to teach students in Spain.

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


“Earning a Fulbright award is the culmination of four years’ worth of working, growing, learning and dreaming. The University of Louisville gave me the tools I needed to actualize a dream I’ve had since arriving four years ago. For that, I will be forever grateful."

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of Study:

    • Graduated May, 2019, from the College of Arts & Sciences with degrees in political science and Latin American/Latino Studies

Inspired By

I would like to thank Dr. Lisa Wagner for her continuous support in my studies within the Spanish department. She has served as an invaluable resource for me and a constant source of encouragement. Dr. Greg Hutcheson has provided such valuable insight throughout the entire application process. His willingness to provide guidance on the process and help revise my application provided the direction and motivation I needed in preparation for this experience. Dr. Tricia Gray has been a source of inspiration in my developing interest in foreign affairs. I would like to sincerely thank her for her support over the last several years. Luke Buckman has proven to be a never faltering source of positivity and guidance since I first arrived at UofL. He has been a formative role model for me, and I want to thank him for making my experience in the Honors Program so memorable. Finally, Dr. Rhonda Buchanan has also acted as a positive resource for me as I have navigated both political science and Latin American studies. Without her guidance and the never wavering support of the LALS department, I wouldn’t be in the position I am today.

Hometown information

  • Hometown:

    Mount Sterling, Kentucky

  • High school:

    Montgomery County High School (2015)

  • Parents:

    Scott Drake of Mount Sterling, KY; Dana and Kenneth (stepfather) Brundon of Mount Sterling, KY