Jessica (Jesse) Sanders

2022 Fulbright Scholar

Jessica (Jesse) Sanders

Jesse Sanders

Jesse Sanders has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach English in Thailand.

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.

After my Fulbright in Kazakhstan was cut short due to the pandemic, I started working at the Americana World Community Center in Louisville. While isolated from my family and friends, I spent nearly every day working in person with a small group of students from Thailand. My connection with these students and their families inspired me to apply for a Fulbright to Thailand, so that I can acquire language and cultural skills that will make me a better teacher and friend."


Graduated from UofL in 2019 with bachelor’s degrees in anthropology and environmental studies with a minor in Russian studies. She previously received a Fulbright ETA to Kazakhstan in 2020 that was cut short due to the pandemic.


Cowpens, South Carolina

High School:

North Oldham High School, Goshen, Kentucky


Theda Sanders, Cowpens, S.C., and Todd Sanders, Anderson, S.C.