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.
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In his first two years at Stockton, Angelo Bechara interned for the Department of State, led Stockton University’s ‘Up to Us’ campaign to win $10,000 in a national competition about the impacts of the federal debt, and as a freshman, became a student senator.
The incoming junior is currently working toward a double major in Political Science and French, and a minor in Global Studies.
This summer, Bechara participated in the prestigious Department of State summer internship program working in the International Organization Affairs Bureau on diplomatic engagements for the United States with relation to the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
The opportunity arose last fall when Bechara, who serves as vice president of Stockton’s Model United Nations student club, spoke with a panelist at the National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference opening in Washington, D.C. The panelist suggested Bechara apply for the internship, and he was selected for an interview.
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