UI student receives a Fulbright U.S. Student Program English Teaching Assistantship award to Colombia

Kache Claytor

Name: Kaché Henrietta Claytor
Hometown: Des Moines, IA
Type of Fulbright Award: Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award
Degree and Field of Study: B.A., Journalism, Spanish, 2016

Research/Teaching: In addition to teaching English at the collegiate level, I will lead writing workshops with Afro-Colombians and research the African diaspora in Latin America. 

What drew you to this field of study? I was drawn to the fields of journalism and Spanish because I was able to fuse the two to learn about and share the stories of people of color. Additionally, I was able to begin to understand how race is defined in different cultures and how it functions.

How do you envision this will change your life? I envision the Fulbright will change my life in ways that are unimaginable. However, I do believe that the Fulbright will serve as the foundation of my developing understanding of African diaspora and journey towards becoming a professor. 

What advice do you have for future students interested in pursuing a Fulbright award? In life, as well as in the pursuit of a Fulbright award, it is paramount to trust the process and to remember that no steps can be bypassed. You cannot get to point C without, first, getting to and going through points A and B. 
 

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