Megan Lenahan

2020 Fulbright Scholar

Megan Lenahan

Megan Lenahan

Megan Lenahan has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant to teach in Costa Rica.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in more than 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. Administered in the U.S. by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright program was established in 1946 to promote international goodwill through education and cultural exchange.


I feel extremely honored to have won two Fulbright awards to teach English in Latin America. Sadly, my grant to Peru was suspended due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. However, this award to Costa Rica is a second chance for me to continue the work and to keep growing as a global citizen!"

Collegiate Experience

  • Areas of Study:

    • Graduated in August 2018 with a degree in art and Latin American Latino Studies

    Additional Awards:

    • Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award (2019-2020)

Inspired By

Sarah Nuñez, former associate director, Hispanic and Latinx Initiatives at the UofL Cultural Center – Sarah Nuñez’s seminar, The Path to Resilient Organizations through Equivalence of Power, challenged me to reevaluate and define the type of leader I want to be: a courageous host. I took the lessons from her class about leadership, race, class and gender and applied them to my real-life work with immigrants in non-profit organizations. I saw a positive shift in my capacity to work with people from different cultures. Sarah’s guidance is one of the reasons I feel so confident in my ability to represent the U.S. as a Fulbright Scholar in Costa Rica.

Hometown Information

  • Hometown:

    Louisville, KY
  • High school:

    Sacred Heart Academy (2014)

  • Parents:

    Mike and Linda Lenahan of Louisville, KY