Rhodes senior Miranda Rose recently learned she is the recipient of a 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Korea. She joins four other Fulbright student grantees from Rhodes who will serve as English Teaching Assistants in their assigned countries.
The highly prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistantships. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.
Rose, who is from Puryear, TN, is an environmental science major with a minor in Chinese studies. She spent the spring semester of her junior year studying in Kunming, China, and she volunteers locally as a tutor for Refugee Empowerment Program in Memphis. With an interest in education and teaching, Rose has taught a high school equivalency preparatory class of 20 inmates in the Shelby County Jail. Rose’s other interests include geographic information system (GIS) analysis and environmental justice. In 2014, she won a scholarship from the Memphis Area Geographic Information Council for her research presentation of “GIS Analysis of Beef Cattle Farms in Tennessee.” On campus, she is student associate in the GIS lab, where she conducts independent research and assists students enrolled in introductory GIS courses.
Rose is a graduate of Henry County High School.