MFOS Scholar Awarded Fulbright

Kristin Quach, graduating MFOS scholar, was recently awarded an English Teaching Assistantship in Kaohsiung, Taiwan for the 2014-2015 school year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. In addition to teaching English to primary or secondary school students, she will serve as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. during her time in Taiwan. At UF, Kristin was a very involved student leader. She served as a Resident Assistant for two years, MFOS Peer Mentor for three years, and she was also President of the Creative Writing Club. In the summer of 2012, Kristin completed an internship teaching English to low-income high school students in Hong Kong. Originally from Margate, Florida, Kristin was in the International Baccalaureate program and graduated in the top 10% of her high school class. She is incredibly grateful for the MFOS scholarship which helped her alleviate financial stress during her time in college. The program allowed her to get involved as a student leader, something that has helped her mature and grow as a person. Her advice to younger scholars is to get involved in organizations and leadership opportunities that you really care about. She urges her mentees to use college as a time to discover their passion. She says, “be confident and follow your heart.” We are proud of Kristin for doing just that!

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    • Default user avatar Carolina Gonzalez
      May 2, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      I was fortunate enough to have met this wonderful individual and have her as my mentor. She has greatly helped me in my first year and because of her inspiration I will now be following in her footsteps and be a mentor to incoming freshmen. I am so proud and thank you for everything.

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