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PUBH minor student wins Fulbright Award

Sara Burnette, a student in our Undergraduate Minor program, recently earned a Fulbright Award.

Sara, who recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology, was one of 14 students from the University of Tennessee to be selected for the Fulbright Award.  The award offers graduating seniors the opportunity to study or conduct research in an international location.

Sara will be traveling to the University of Mongolia, where she will work as an English teaching assistant.  She will also be studying maternal healthcare while there.

According to Sara, “In Mongolia, I will work as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) at a university. I also hope to get involved in the community by volunteering, participating in maternal health research, and learning to play the morin khuur. While at UT, my positions as a supplemental instruction leader, tutor, and peer health educator have prepared me to teach and mentor university students. My research experience with Dr. Ehrlich initially piqued my interest in applying for a Fulbright to Mongolia, as Mongolia has greatly improved their maternal mortality rate through various interventions in the past two decades. I hope to observe these changes that have improved maternal health first hand. I would also like to thank Dr. Ehrlich for her mentorship and guidance throughout my time at UT.”

Congratulations, Sara, and good fortunes on your travels.

You can read more about Sara and the other Fulbright students here.