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International Education Week: Boren and Fulbright Events

October 31, 2014

We are thrilled to participate in Drexel’s 1st Annual International Education Week by highlighting two of the core awards we work with that offer excellent opportunities for Drexel students to go abroad.

Boren Awards Info Session

With Boren representative, Hannah Grossblatt
Monday, November 17, 6PM
Disque 109 (32nd and Chestnut)
Please RSVP

The Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. In exchange for funding, Boren awardees commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

I Am Fulbright:
Fulbright's Impact on Personal and Professional Development

Thursday, November 20, 5PM
Graduate Student Lounge (Main Building 010A)
Co-sponsored by the Office of International Programs

Please RSVP

The Fulbright US Student Program awards funding for one academic year of self-designed study, research, creative projects, or teaching English in one of over 140 countries around the world. Eligible students are US Citizens who will have a bachelor's degree before the start of the grant, but not yet a PhD.

A panel of Drexel faculty, students and alums who have been Fulbrighters discuss the impact of the Fulbright experience on their careers. Afterward, there will be an opportunity to mingle and chat with panelists and other Fulbrighters at the event.

Seyi Aderotoye


Seyi Aderotoye, a student at Drexel University School of Medicine, spent a year in Lagos, Nigeria on a Fulbright US Student Program Grant. The project aimed to address the issue of missed sickle cell trait identification and determine its prevalence in Lagos; the study is now being adopted for a multi-center site project studying the 4 main regions of the country.

Phillip Ayoub


Phillip Ayoub (PhD, Cornell) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Politics at Drexel University. His research bridges international relations and comparative politics, engaging with literature on transnational politics, gender and politics, norm diffusion, and the study of social movements. As a Fulbright Schuman Fellow to the European Union, he studied the diffusion of international norms concerning sexual minority rights in “new” Europe.

Adrienne Dolberry


Adrienne Dolberry earned her Ph.D. in Biology (CAS, 2006) from Drexel University. She currently works as an independent contractor and consultant in academic support for aspiring life-science and healthcare professionals. She was awarded a Fulbright fellowship (University Student Category) in 2004 to conduct a portion of her doctoral research in microbial genetics at University of Giessen (Justus-Liebig Universitat) in Giessen, Germany.

Marilia Freitas


Marilia Freitas is a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant from Brazil. She currently teaches Portuguese at Drexel University. Marilia holds a degree in Languages and Arts from the Federal University of Ceará (UFC) and Specialist in Translation Studies from the State University of Ceará (UECE).

Kara Spiller


Kara Spiller is currently an Assistant Professor in Drexel University's School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems. After completing her PhD in 2010, she conducted research in the design of scaffolds for bone tissue engineering on a Fulbright fellowship at the University of Minho in Guimaraes, Portugal.

Deb Turner


Deborah Turner is an Assistant Professor at Drexel University's College of Computing & Informatics. She completed her University of Washington doctorate as a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Tampere, Finland, conducting research on the uses of oral information in contemporary business contexts.