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Four U students receive Fulbright awards for 2022-2023

Originally published in @theU.

Four University of Utah students have received highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for the 2022-2023 academic year.

The flagship international educational exchange program is designed to build relationships between people in the U.S. and in other countries with the aim of solving global challenges. It is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. At the U, the Fulbright Program is directed by Prof. Howard Lehman and is sponsored by the Office for Global Engagement and the Graduate School.

Grant recipients are selected based on academic and professional achievement as well as a record of service and demonstrated leadership in their respective fields.

Students with an asterisk next to their name are Honors students.

katie bezdjianKatie Bezdjian*

Katie will analyze and develop a new solar energy device capable of achieving a higher efficiency and power output than current solar energy technologies.

connor brownConnor Brown

Connor received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Award to Germany.

rose godfreyRose Godfrey*

Rose was selected for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Award to Taiwan.

guillerma paleazGuillermina Loyola Pelaez*

Gui will be enrolled in the MA program in Environmental Policy at Sciences Po.


Jace Jordan

B.A., international studies and B.A., political science, Fulbright Study Award to Finland to study for a Master’s of European and Nordic Studies at the University of Helsinki.


  • Christina Noskowski, B.S., speech and hearing science, Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Poland.
  • Hannah Huber, B.A., political science, Fulbright Study Award to Finland to study for an M.A. Programme in Global Politics and Communication at the University of Helsinki.
  • Tiffany Farfan, B.S., sociology, Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Award to the Czech Republic.
  • Zack Brave, B.A., political science, Fulbright Study Award to the Netherlands to study for an M.Sc. in Public Policy and Human Development at the University of Maastricht.
    Applicant (To Be Announced):
  • Elissa Krebs, D.M.A., violin performance, Fulbright Research Award to Germany. Elissa’s project is to work with the distinguished scholars at the Max Reger Institute, and research and write her dissertation on the little-known solo violin sonatas of Max Reger.

For more information on the University of Utah’s Fulbright Program, please the director of the U’s Fulbright program, Prof. Howard Lehman.

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Last Updated: 12/12/23