Sarah Jean Vallon, a senior at Washington and Lee received a Fellowship for next year through the Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals. She will intern in Germany in the field of Journalism and Mass Communications. The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals program offers two months of intensive German language training in Germany (no prior German language knowledge required), four months of classroom instruction at a German university or college of applied sciences, and a five-month internship in each participant’s career field.
Nicole Porter '16 accepted a prestigious AMCHAM internship for German majors and minors who also study in the Williams School or in the science. She will be working for Tyco Electronics in Bensheim, Germany.
Christina Lowry, a Washington and Lee University senior from Lexington, Va., was selected as the recipient of the 2013 American Translators Association (ATA) Student Translation Award.
Isaac Webb '13, a Russian Area Studies Major, received a Fulbright Grant to conduct research in Ukraine. He will be examining the disability policy there in an attempt to understand the ways in which the rights of the disabled have changed or, conversely, have not changed since the collapse of the Soviet Union. He will contextualize this research within the international human rights movement.
Ginger Sun '13, a German major, received a Johnson Opportunity Grant to do math research this summer. She will then attend the Budapest Mathematics Semesters program (BSM) in Hungary. BSM is the most prestigious international program for undergraduate students of mathematics.
Lauren Schultz '13, a German minor, will be attending Stanford next year to pursue a PhD in geology. Lauren is the recipient of the Lena T. Stevens Award for graduating geology majors to help cover graduate school expenses.
Katie Jarrell '14, a German major, is doing an internship with the Shepherd Internship Program working to benefit disadvantaged communities and members of society. Katie will be working at the Delta Area Health Education Center in Helena, Arkansas, where she will serve for eight weeks.