Ariana Tabrizi ’23, a history and ethnic studies double major from Palo Alto, is looking forward to teaching English in southern Italy and developing an additional research project.
While at SCU, she explored the intersection of history and art as a student employee at the de Saisset Museum. She is also a peer educator in the History Department and has served as a research assistant in both the Ethnic Studies department and at the Markkula Center, where she was involved in a project titled “Ethics of Sympathy Enhancing Anti-Bias Virtual Reality Simulations.” In 2022, she was named a Berks American Historical Association Fellow where she worked on projects to expand and improve the History Department’s student outreach, and department programs on campus. She is a University Honors student and a member of the Middle Eastern and North African Club.
Tabrizi credits ethnic studies Lecturer Allia Ida Griffin for encouraging her to explore the Fulbright program as a way to further explore her interests while also using her skills and giving back to the community.
“I hope to be able to deepen my understanding of the Italian language and culture and to be able to cultivate friendships and relationships with the people around me in order to better understand the intricacies of what it means to be Italian, particularly for the immigrant populations in southern Italy,” she said.
About the Fulbright U.S. Student Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide. For further information please visit https://us.fulbrightonline.org/.
May 4, 2023