Kadeisha Pinkney developed an impressive portfolio during her four years at Stockton University. Most recently, she received the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant, and will serve as a cultural ambassador working to enhance relations between Malaysia and America through the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
She will leave for Malaysia in January 2016, where she will be assigned to a K-12 grade level to teach English for 10 months. She also plans to volunteer at a health clinic or conduct research related to health care in Malaysia.
“I chose Malaysia because it has an interesting mix of culture there. There are not many very Muslim countries in Southeast Asia,” she explained. “[It was a] great opportunity to extend my learning here as a student.”
Pinkney, who earned a B.A. in Economics in May 2015, took advantage of Stockton’s small class sizes, study abroad and research opportunities to explore her interests in international development and health care.
“Since I want to study medicine, I thought it was important to have access with teachers in the classroom,” said Pinkney.