Two Allegheny College Students Selected for Fulbright Canada Fellowships
Allegheny College students Evelyn Griffith ’24 and Emily Mullen ’24 have been awarded fellowships with the Fulbright Canada-MITACS Globalink program. They will conduct advanced research under the supervision of a graduate-level professor for 10 to 12 weeks during the summer in Canada.
“The fact that both of our first-time applicants have been awarded the fellowship suggests that Allegheny College students are ready to compete,” says Patrick Jackson, senior assistant dean for fellowship advising.
Through the program, the students will conduct research at top Canadian universities supplemented by grant support, professional development workshops, and networking opportunities.
Griffith is a double major in computer science and English with a creative writing emphasis. During her fellowship, she plans to use the gaming creation software Unity to animate Biblical stories for her research.
Griffith says she’s excited to expand her horizons in a graduate-level environment, based in British Columbia, as she considers applying to graduate school for computer science.
“Allegheny has always been very supportive of students exploring opportunities that facilitate several interests,” Griffith says. “The Fulbright-MITACS Globalink Fellowship will be a great way to build upon my knowledge in both of my majors as well as my Christian faith. Allegheny has primarily been teaching me that my multitude of interests can –and should– be a part of my future career.”
Mullen is a double major in global health studies and psychology. Her fellowship research will investigate recreational water illness in Canada related to beachgoers. Questions she plans to address include food and waterborne illness.
Mullen says that she is eager to work with students and researchers from around the world in the city of Toronto, where she’d like to build on her research skills. After graduation, Mullen plans on attending graduate school for public health or health psychology.
“At Allegheny, I have enjoyed the opportunity to conduct research on campus, mainly within the psychology department,” Mullen says. “I feel that those experiences have helped prepare me to continue conducting research.”
Jackson encourages any students with interest in the Fulbright-MITACS Globalink Fellowship to contact him to start a discussion about applying.