Fall 2016 Scholars

Recipients of Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan, Fall 2016

Map of Bridging Scholars, Fall 2016

Jenifer ALBA / University of Nevada Las Vegas / Kwansei Gakuin (USAC) / art

Ahmad ALJAWAD  University of California San Diego / Waseda University / literature (Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar)

Rosebert ALTIANAS / University of Minnesota / Kanda University of International Studies (IES) / product design & Japanese

Mei BRUNSON / University of Washington/Waseda University/Japanese linguistics & history of ideas (AIG Bridging Scholar)

Briana BRYSON / Texas A & M University / Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies (USAC) / animal science

Alexandra BURNESS / Southern Connecticut State University / Toyo University (ISEP) / business management & Japanese (Oak Lawn Marketing Bridging Scholar)

Hunter CARPENTER / University of Miami/ Sophia University /marketing; history; Japanese (Oak Lawn Marketing Bridging Scholar)

Blythe CARVAJAL / Grand Valley State University (MI) / International Christian University /international business (Grondine Bridging Scholar)

Vincent CHEN / Dartmouth College / Keio University / neuroscience

Rebecca CLIPPARD / Middle Tennessee State University / Kansai Gaidai / Japanese & Spanish (Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar)

Kylie CUMMINGS / Hawaii Pacific University / JF Oberlin University / English & Asian studies (AIG Bridging Scholar)

Olivia CUNDIFF / Berea College (KY) / Akita International University /Asian studies

Clara DORFI / University of Cincinnati / Tama Art University / industrial design (Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar)

Jeremiah DRAKE / New Mexico State University / Seinan Gakuin / history

Joseph DRAKE / SUNY New Paltz / Kanazawa University / international relations & Asian studies (Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar)

Cassidy DRISCOLL / Tufts University / Osaka Gakuin / applied physics & Japanese (Lockheed Martin Bridging Scholar)

Matthew DU / University of Maryland / Tohoku University /computer engineering

Dymond ELLIOTT / University of Maryland Baltimore County / JF Oberlin University / psychology (Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar)

Lindsay ERJAVIC / Arizona State University / Waseda University / political science (Oak Lawn Marketing Bridging Scholar)

Emily GARCZYNSKI / University of Wisconsin Whitewater / Kansai Gaidai / computer science (Exxon Mobil Bridging Scholar)

Korinne GIACOMAN / Portland State University / Kansai Gaidai / Japanese (Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar)

Chanelle GONTARZ / Old Dominion University (VA) / Kansai Gaidai / communication & Asian studies

Kavya GOPALAKRISHNAN / Ohio State University / International Christian University / Japanese (Oak Lawn Marketing Bridging Scholar)

Bryan GUZMAN/ SUNY New Paltz / Meiji University / biology (Exxon Mobil Bridging Scholar)

Kevin HAN / University of Findlay (OH) / Kyushu University of Health & Welfare / pharmacy (Exxon Mobil Bridging Scholar)

Chris HART / Appalachian State University (NC) / Okayama University / global studies (Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar)

Kira-Ann HAYASHI / Willamette University (OR) / Tokyo International University / Japanese studies (Amway Japan Bridging Scholar)

Kimberly HINCHEY / New Mexico State University / Nagoya University of Foreign Studies / fashion merchandising (Oak Lawn Marketing Bridging Scholar)

Erika HIROMITSU / Colorado College / Waseda University / sociology (Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar)

Shela HO / University of California Santa Barbara / Keio University / economics & accounting (Amway Japan Bridging Scholar)

Eric JAMES / Baylor University / Hosei University / Asian studies (TOMODACHI Bridging Scholar)

Margaret JENNINGS / Wellesley College / International Christian University (Middlebury College) / computer science & Japanese

Ariel JOHNSON / San Diego State University / Oita University / Japanese (Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar)

Miaya JOHNSON / University of Memphis / JF Oberlin University / graphic design & Japanese

Vincent JONES / University of Illinois Chicago / Temple University, Japan Campus / finance (Temple University Japan Bridging Scholar)

Kirsten JORGENSEN / Marshall University (WV) / Chukyo University / Japanese (Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar)

Tiffany KELLY / Oklahoma State University / Kansai Gaidai / political science

Kylie KINION / Tulsa Community College (OK) / Kansai Gaidai / education & world languages

Robert KOEGEL / Webster University (MO) / JF Oberlin University / international business (Morgan Stanley Bridging Scholar)

Maria KOROLKOVA / Lehman College, CUNY / Sugiyama Jogakuen / environmental science (Exxon Mobil Bridging Scholar)

Diksha KUMAR / University of North Carolina Charlotte / Tohoku University / biology (Exxon Mobil Bridging Scholar)

Flora LAM / University of California San Diego / Tsuru University / linguistics

Ana LESTER-OWENS / Smith College / Associated Kyoto Program (Doshisha University) / East Asian languages (Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar)

Adam LEWANDOWICZ / University of Cincinnati / Chiba University / industrial design

Erika LORE / Randolph-Macon College (VA) / Kansai Gaidai / computer science & Asian studies (Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar)

Brittany MABRY / Marshall University / Chukyo University /international business & Japanese (AIG Bridging Scholar)

Nolan McCORMICK / Pennsylvania State University / Ibaraki University / bio-behavioral health; dance; Japanese (Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar)

Khafra MILLS / Valdosta State University (GA) / Tama University / psychology

Nelson MORENO / University of California Santa Barbara / Tohoku University / physics (Lockheed Martin Bridging Scholar)

Mark NAGY / Ursinus College (PA) / Akita International University / neuroscience

Audrey NAKAOKA / University of California Irvine / Waseda University / international studies (TOMODACHI Bridging Scholar)

Sarah NIX / Marshall University / Kansai Gaidai / international affairs & Japanese (Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar)

Kaylynn NORIEGA / University of Findlay (OH) / University of Fukui / Japanese (AIG Bridging Scholar)

Nathan NOTAH / Fort Lewis College (CO) / Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies / international business

Sophia OSBORN / University of California San Diego / Waseda University / history (TOMODACHI Bridging Scholar)

Thomas PARK / University of California Santa Cruz / International Christian University / global economics

Sarah PASCHALL / Union University (TN) / SIL Sapporo Nihongo Gakko / applied linguistics

Benjamin PERCIVAL / Brandeis University / Osaka Gakuin (CET) / environmental & global studies

Emily PHAM / University of Arkansas / Shimane University / international relations & Asian studies (TOMODACHI Bridging Scholar)

Lindsay PRINGLE / Central Michigan University / Japan Center for Michigan Universities / dietetics

Rachael REDJOU / Western Washington University / Kwansei Gakuin (USAC) / sexuality & gender studies; Asian studies (Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar)

Allison SAFFEL / Indiana University / Nanzan University / East Asian languages & international studies (Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar)

Eunice SHEK / Knox College (IL) / Nanzan University / creative writing & Asian studies

Elizabeth SMITH / University of Chicago / Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies / law, letters & society (Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar)

Samantha SODETZ / University of Florida / Kansai Gaidai / Japanese & linguistics (Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar)

Lee SOMMERFELDT / Washington & Lee University (VA) / International Christian University / business  administration & Japanese studies (Morgan Stanley Bridging Scholar)

Courtney STEELE / University of Toledo (OH) / Aichi University / communication (Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar)

Brandon STITT / Pennsylvania State University Behrend/Erie / Tohoku University / electrical & mechanical engineering (Lockheed Martin Bridging Scholar)

Cassandra STRIEGLE / Ball State University (OH) / Tokyo Gakugei University / Japanese (Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar)

Caitlyn SULLIVAN / Queens College (CUNY) / Nanzan University / media studies

Julian TASH / University of Maryland Baltimore County / Nanzan University / history & Asian studies (TOMODACHI Bridging Scholar)

Alyssa VANDERVELDE / University of Nevada Reno / Hiroshima University / anthropology (Lockheed Martin Bridging Scholar)

Benjamin VILLAR / Western Michigan University / Keio University / Japanese (Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar)

Mikayla WEBSTER / University of California San Diego / Tohoku University / computer science (Lockheed Martin Bridging Scholar)

Leashandra WIGGINS / University of Memphis / Nagoya Gakuin / communications & Japanese (Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar)

Rebecca WILEY / Ohio State University / Waseda University / Japanese & linguistics (AIG Bridging Scholar)

Sheng YANG / College of St. Benedict (MN) / Bunkyo Gakuin / political science

Daniel ZARATE / Santa Monica College (CA) / Temple University – Japan Campus / international business (Temple University Japan Bridging Scholar)