Heather Housley is the Director of International Student & Scholar Services at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. She is a former Senegal Peace Corps volunteer, and has over 15 years experience in the international education field. Tyler Askew is an International Student Advisor at Georgia State and was a Fulbright Hungary ETA in 2011-2012. Their session will focus on steps taken to get into the international education field and what you can do to be competitive with job opportunities.
Lauren Weaver is the Assistant Principal of Tubman Elementary School in Washington, D.C. As a 2011-2012 Fulbright Korea ETA in Daegu, she was the liaison between the Korean American Education Commission and the U.S. Embassy in Seoul. With her 10 years of experience interning and working in DC, her session will focus on how you can work in the non-profit sector and how she transitioned into her current role since being an ETA.
This webinar will focus on careers in undergraduate admissions. Specifically, this webinar will relate to the types of commitments and daily tasks that are handled in this career.
Scott Burke is the Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. He has over 20 years experience in admissions, and chose this field to work with students from all walks of life and backgrounds along with many different travel opportunities. His webinar will focus on getting your foot in the door and what you can do as current grantees to better prepare yourselves for this growing field
This panel will focus on practicing law, tips for finding a job in law that suits your interests, and how you can apply what you learned from your experience in Korea to being a lawyer.Three Fulbright Korea alumni will be co-hosting the session:
Ali Anderson graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in 2014, and is currently an associate in the corporate department of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
David Libardoni graduated from Boston College Law School in 2014, and is a Real Estate and Finance Attorney at Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP in Boston, MA.
Susan Har graduated from University of California, Berkeley – School of Law in 2014, and is now a Law Clerk at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
K-Pop, companies like LG and Samsung, and the rise of Kimchi-infusion dishes – Korea is making waves in economic and cultural sectors with increasing global recognition. The 10th General Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) sited in Busan in 2013, however, called for a distinct break in the otherwise uniform news cycle – and for good reason. 2015-16 Fulbright Senior Researcher and Underwood Visiting Professor at Yonsei University’s United Graduate School of Theology Dr. Perry Hamalis not only took part in the seminal WCC assembly; he’s here for the year to study the longitudinal impact of the event on Korea’s Orthodox Christian community and presented his preliminary findings at the Fulbright Forum on February 12th, 2016 last week.
Dr. Perry Hamalis is known stateside as the Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, and made a splash at the WCC’s General Assembly in Busan as both a delegate and moderator for the organization. As an institution, the WCC has a profound global presence; Established after World War II, the WCC is the world’s most inclusive ecumenical organization with over 345 member churches across 110 nations. The ecumenical goal of the WCC is to promote visible unity and collaboration within and among Christian churches, and including its members and partnership with the Roman Catholic Church, has influence over 75% of the world’s Christian population – about 1.6 billion people.
March in Korea heralds the coming of spring, with winter temperatures slowly melting away and flowers blooming throughout the peninsula. For Fulbright ETA’s, it also means the beginning of a new school year – which often proves to be a whole new teaching experience! To kick the new semester off to a great start, FKAR is delighted to feature second-year ETA Arria Washington.
If you’ve heard her name before, it’s probably because Arria is heavily involved with several of Fulbright’s most prominent initiatives in addition to being a rockstar teacher! She is a Managing Editor for the Fulbright Infusion magazine and has been a key contributor to the success of events such as the Black History Month Festival in Daegu.
Read on to learn more about her experience as an ETA!
FKAR: Arria, tell us a little bit about who you are and where you come from!
I grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It’s a small eastern city known for its defunct steel mill or its universities, if it’s known at all. I love the mid-Atlantic region, and everything from New York to Virginia feels like home. After graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English Literature, I spent a couple years in Pittsburgh doing technical writing and a few other jobs. I didn’t mind it, but there weren’t enough kids involved. After while, I started babysitting just for the fun of it.