Fall 2012 Scholars

See where the Fall 2012 Bridging Scholars are studying in Japan

Recipients of Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan 2012-2013

 Kristi ADAMSKI / University of Pittsburgh / Konan University / Japanese

Noemi AGAGIANIAN / Haverford College / International Christian University /psychology (Chartis Bridging Scholar)

Katherine AGUERO / Western Michigan University / Keio University / accounting (Chartis Bridging Scholar)

Samuel ALLEN / Tufts University / Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies / international relations & Japanese

Alise ARMOUR / City College of New York / Kwansei Gakuin (USAC) / international studies

Phillip BACHMAN / Portland State University / Waseda University / Japanese (Bloomberg Bridging Scholar)

Van BARKER / Georgetown University / Keio University / international politics (Merrill Lynch Bridging Scholar)

Evan BARNES / Temple University (PA) / Temple University, Japan Campus / business administration (Temple University-Japan Campus Bridging Scholar)

Alexander BAXA / St. John’s University (MN) / Bunkyo Gakuin / chemistry (pre-med)

Sara BIRNBAUM / Ursinus College / Akita International University / East Asian Studies

Eliot BOHR / University of Maryland / Kwansei Gakuin / physics (Lockheed Martin Bridging Scholar)

Matthew BOLA/ Florida State University / Hiroshima University / Japanese & Chinese

William BRECKENRIDGE / Gonzaga Univ. (WA) / Akita International University / history

Alexander BREEDEN / University of Virginia / Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies / Japanese

Katherine BROWN / University of Colorado, Boulder / Sophia University / biology (JP Morgan Bridging Scholar)

Iavana BURGOS / California State University, Long Beach / Waseda University / comparative world literature (Merrill Lynch Bridging Scholar)

Kaylana CASILLAS / Augsburg College / Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University / accounting & business management

Xiong Pao CHENG / Univ. of Wisconsin, Eau Claire / Nagasaki Univ. of Foreign Studies / biology

Sadie CORNFORTH / University of Minnesota / Hiroshima University / global studies

Loren COUSE / University of Massachusetts, Boston / Ritsumeikan Univesity / asian studies

Kyle DEEN / Pennsylvania State University / Ibaraki University / telecommunications & Japanese

Natalie DMYTRENKO / St. Olaf College / Waseda University / political science (Bloomberg Bridging Scholar)

Charlie FIESELER / University of Kentucky / Osaka Gakuin (CET) / physics (Lockheed Martin Bridging Scholar)

Tabitha FLEMING / University of Alaska, Fairbanks / Osaka Gakuin / Japanese studies

Calum GALT / University of Michigan / Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies / women’s studies & Japanese

Lauren GATEWOOD / Dartmouth College (NH) / Kanda Univ. of Foreign Studies / Japanese

Sheryline GODOY / Rollins College (FL) / Kansai Gaidai / economics

Kimberly GUZMAN / Hobart & William Smith Colleges (MA) / JCMU / Asian languages

Jeffrey HADLEY / Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst / International Christian University / Japanese (JP Morgan Bridging Scholar)

David HAYS / University of Pennsylvania /  Kyoto University / international business studies & economics (Morgan Stanley Bridging Scholar)

Shannon HERBERT / Earlham College / Waseda University / linguistics (Merrill Lynch Bridging Scholar)

Mykale-Jamal HOLLAND / University of Oklahoma / Shinshu University / aerospace engineering (Lockheed Martin Bridging Scholar)

Jamie JACKSON / Shoreline Community College (WA) / Jikei Language School / world languages

Jasmine JOHNSON / Miami University of Ohio / Kansai Gaidai / chemical engineering

Michelle JOHNSON / Pacific Lutheran University / Sophia University (CIEE) / music & Japanese studies (Chartis Bridging Scholar)

Neil KAHLE / University of Nebraska / Senshu University / computer engineering (Lockheed Martin Bridging Scholar)

Emi KAMEMOTO / George Washington University (DC) / Nanzan University (IES) / international affairs (Terasaki Bridging Scholar)

Patrick KEANE / University of Pittsburgh / Konan University / computer science & philosphy

Sarah KELLIS / University of Pittsburgh/ Ritsumeikan University / Japanese

Chelsea KRYSPIN / Clark University (MA) / Kansai Gaidai / Asian studies

Chanel LABASAN / University of California, Berkeley / Meiji Gakuin / psychology (Terasaki Bridging Scholar)

Zoe LATEJU / California State Univ., Los Angeles / Temple University, Japan Campus / political science (Temple University-Japan Campus Bridging Scholar)

Harry LEE / University of California, Berkeley / Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies

Sandy LEE / Wesleyan University (CT)/ Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies / history

Martha LEVYTSKY / Sarah Lawrence College / Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies / film making

Kramer LINDSTROM / Austin College (TX) / Nanzan University (IES) / computer science (Oak Lawn Bridging Scholar)

Todd LONG / Kent State University (OH) / Rikkyo University / accounting (Chartis Bridging Scholar)

Brittany LOZANO / Baylor University (TX) / Hosei University / mathematics & Japanese (Chartis Bridging Scholar)

Michelle LUPISAN / California State University, Monterey Bay / J.F. Oberlin University / Japanese (Merrill Lynch Bridging Scholar)

Michael MANANSALA / Colgate University (NY) / Kyoto University of Art & Design / molecular biology

E’Narda McCALISTER / Middle Tennessee State University / Kansai Gaidai / music theory

Ashlee McCARTY / Cape Cod Comm. College / Japan Center for Michigan Universities / music (Oak Lawn Bridging Scholar)

Shannon McNAUGHT / Univ. of Mass., Amherst / International Christian University / Japanese (Merrill Lynch Bridging Scholar)

Lilian MEDFORD / Brandeis University / Osaka Gakuin (CET) / French

Patrick MEUER / Edgewood College (WI) / Toyo University (ISEP) / history (Bloomberg Bridging Scholar)

Kiyomi MOORE / Colorado College / Waseda University / anthropolgy & Asian studies (Terasaki Bridging Scholar)

Tiffany O’BARR / Mesa Community College (AZ) / Okayama University / Japanese

Matthew PEREZ / University of Florida/ Kansai Gaidai / political science & Japanese

Erik PETERSON / University of Alaska, Anchorage / Hokkaido University of Education / Japanese & International studies (Morgan Stanley Bridging Scholar)

Brian PHETMEUANGMAY / Univ. of California, Irvine/ International Christian University / film & Japanese (Bloomberg Bridging Scholar)

Elizabeth POUJADE-SCOTT / Willamette Univ. (OR) / Tokyo International University / Japanese studies

Jason PRATT / University of Colorado, Denver / Kwansei Gakuin / international studies

Logan RICHARDSON / Appalachian State University (NC) / Kansai Gaidai / political science

Mitchell SAMBRANO / University of Hawaii, Hilo / Tokyo Gakugei University / Japanese studies (JP Morgan Bridging Scholar)

Sayaka SCHATZKE / University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point/ Dokkyo University / communication business (Terasaki Bridging Scholar)

Kyle SHINTAKU / California State University, Fullerton / Nanzan University / international business (Bridging Scholars Alumni Fund)

Bree STOREY / Indiana University / Doshisha University / folklore & ethnomusicology

Larae STOTTS / Spokane Falls Community College (WA) / Kansai Gaidai / journalism

Nicholas SUHAR / University of Florida / Aoyama Gakuin/ material science & engineering (Lockheed Martin Bridging Scholar)

Ryan SUTTON / University of Pittsburgh / Kobe University / history & Japanese

Nika TAMASHIRO / University of Rochester (NY) / Meiji Gakuin / brain & creative science (Terasaki Bridging Scholar)

Gaoly THAO / Ball State University (IN) / Sapporo University / creative writing & Japanese

Maggie THORPE / University of Washington / Kyushu University / journalism & linguistics

Brant TICHKO / Clark University (MA) / Kansai Gaidai / history & Asian studies

Amanda TOGLIATTI / Southern Illinois University / Nagoya University / international trade (Oak Lawn Bridging Scholar)

Joshua TRAUB / University of Pennsylvania / International Christian University / criminology

Phong TRUONG / St. John’s University (MN) / Bunkyo Gakuin / biology (pre-med)

Kevin TSE/ Florida Atlantic University / University of Tokushima / biology

Rachel VAN / University of Florida/ Kansai Gaidai / Japanese

Whitney VAN WATERS / Georgia State University / Otemon University / applied linguistics & Asian studies

Alice VINCENT / Miami University of Ohio / Toyo University (ISEP) / linguistics (JP Morgan Bridging Scholar)

Kelsey WALTON / University of Texas / Ritsumeikan or Toyo University (ISEP) / linguistics (JP Morgan Bridging Scholar)

Isaac WARD-FINEMAN / University of Oregon / Waseda University / political science (Bloomberg Bridging Scholar)

Erecia WARREN / University of North Texas / Nanzan University (ISEP) / anthropology (Oak Lawn Bridging Scholar)

Molly WATANABE / Indiana University / Doshisha University / Japanese (Terasaki Bridging Scholar)

Benjamin WRIGHT / University of Illinois / Konan University / East Asian languages

Grace YON / University of Montana / Kumamoto University / creative writing & Japanese

Alyssa YOUNG / Dickinson College (PA) / Nanzan University / East Asian studies (Oak Lawn Bridging Scholar)

Andrew ZOLL / Univ. of Nevada, Reno / University of the Ryukyus /  anthropology & psychology

 

Bridging Scholarship recipients receive stipends of $2,500 or $4,000, depending on their length of stay in Japan. Funds are donated by corporations, private foundations, and individuals.