Fulbright Alternate Callie Fishburn ’18 Studying in Canada

Callie Fishburn

Callie Fishburn is entering a master's program in environment and sustainability in September at the University of Sasketchewan in Canada.

Callie Fishburn

Graduation Year

2018

Program

  • Environmental Science & Policy (B.A.)

Department

  • Biology

Callie Fishburn, who graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and policy and a minor in archaeology, will start a two-year master’s program in environment and sustainability in September at the University of Sasketchewan in Canada.

She was invited to apply for a Fulbright scholarship by professors at the University of Sasketchewan to work on a project working with indigenous youth on sustainable governance. She was named a Fulbright alternate, meaning she could still be considered for funding if more becomes available from the host country. However, through her merit and the connections she made during her Fulbright application process, she was awarded a Dean’s scholarship from the University of Sasketchewan that is allowing her to attend.

“I definitely wouldn’t have ended up here if I hadn’t gone through the Fulbright application process,” she said.

Fishburn is looking forward to this opportunity for growth.

“I expect to learn more about myself as a scholar and a person and gain new perspectives from my experience in a new country. I also hope to learn more about indigenous culture, which is something I haven’t had much exposure to.”