Fall 2017 Scholars

Recipients of Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan, Fall 2017

 Map Bridging Scholars, Fall 2017

Nicole ABBONDANZA / University of North Carolina, Charlotte / Nagoya University of Foreign Studies / Japanese studies [Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar]

Farzana AHMED / Knox College (IL) / Nanzan University (IES) / economics; international studies [TOMODACHI Bridging Scholar]

Alex ALDERMAN / University of Illinois, Chicago / Temple University Japan Campus / finance [Temple    University – Japan Campus Bridging Scholar]

Megan ASHER / Illinois State University / Kansai Gaidai / international business

Dana BENELLI / University of Oregon / Waseda University / comparative literature; Japanese [Freeman   Foundation Bridging Scholar]

Kevin BERNING / Miami University of Ohio / Kwansei Gakuin / strategic communications; international   studies [TOMODACHI Bridging Scholar]

Grace BOLOGNA / University of Chicago / Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies / political science

Indiana BROWN / University at Albany, SUNY / Kansai Gaidai / women’s studies; Japanese studies         [TOMODACHI Bridging Scholar]

Molly BRUEGER / Kalamazoo College (MI) / Doshisha University / East Asian studies

Zoe BUNTON / University of Kansas / Kansai Gaidai / women’s & gender studies

Tyler BURTON / George Washington University (DC) / Waseda University / Asian studies; Japanese

Jessica CAMARILLO / Humboldt State University (CA) / Waseda University / business administration

Tobin CARLSON / Lawrence University (WI) / Waseda University  / international relations [Freeman     Foundation Bridging Scholar

Caroline CARROLL / Ohio State University / Hokkaido University / world economy & business [AIG      Bridging Scholar]

David CENTENO / Hunter College, CUNY / Meiji Gakuin / Japanese [TOMODACHI Bridging Scholar]

Kristina CHAMBERS / SUNY Stony Brook / Tokyo University of Foreign Studies / linguistics [Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar]

Brittany CLARKE / University of North Texas / Kansai Gaidai / biology [Exxon Mobil Bridging Scholar]

Chandler COLLINS / University of Virginia / Hitotsubashi University / global development studies

Emily DELMONICO / Northern Arizona University / Kyushu University / microbiology; comparative cultural studies [Exxon Mobil Bridging Scholar]

Emma DUNCAN / Wellesley College (MA) / International Christian University / Japanese

Carly DUNN / University of Memphis (TN) / Nagoya Gakuin / Japanese; English [Freeman Foundation       Bridging Scholar]

Aaron EASTWOOD / Calvin College (MI) / Japan Center for Michigan Universities / Japanese       [TOMODACHI Bridging Scholar]

Marissa ELLIS / Northern Kentucky University / Gifu University / communication studies [Freeman        Foundation Bridging Scholar]

Julia EMORY / Coastal Carolina University (SC) / Osaka Gakuin / history; intelligence & national security [Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar]

Ihechiluru EZURUONYE / Kalamazoo College (MI) / Doshisha University / international & area studies [Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar]

Alistair FAGHANI / University of Maryland, College Park / Keio University / finance & marketing [Amway Japan Bridging Scholar]

Chloe FINLEY / Clemson University (SC) / Sophia University / international trade; Japanese [AIG                Bridging Scholar]

Sarah FLANAGAN / Ohio State University / International Christian University / computer science &   engineering; Japanese [Lockheed Martin Bridging Scholar]

George FOURMAUX / Loyola University New Orleans (LA) / Sophia University / finance; economics [AIG Bridging Scholar]

Colin GALLAWAY / Boston College (MA) / Waseda University / computer science [Lockheed Martin        Bridging Scholar]

Augustino GIAMBRONE / Northern Kentucky University / Gifu University / media informatics [Lockheed Martin Bridging Scholar]

Megan GILL / Western Carolina University / Osaka Kyoiku University / language studies [Freeman        Foundation Bridging Scholar]

Jordan GOODWIN / University of Alaska, Anchorage / Hokkaido University of Education / Japanese [Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar]

Alexandra GRIFFIN / Nazareth College (NY) / Kansai Gaidai / English literature [Freeman Foundation       Bridging Scholar]

Katrina HAMMON / Juniata College (PA) / Hokusei Gakuen / wildlife conservation [TOMODACHI   Bridging Scholar]

Ezekiel HELING / University of Minnesota / Hitotsubashi University / journalism [Oak Lawn Marketing     Bridging Scholar]

Kylie HILL / University of Nevada, Reno / Kanazawa University / public health [Lockheed Martin        Bridging Scholar]

Anna HIRSCHLER / Lake Forest College (IL) / Tokyo International University (ISEP) / Asian studies

Kendall HOUCK / St. Cloud State University (MN) / Akita International University / English studies         [Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar]

Erica HOWIE / University of Alabama / Meiji University / advertising; digital art; Japanese [Oak Lawn Marketing Bridging Scholar]

Meghan HURLEY / University of Massachusetts, Amherst / Kansai Gaidai / anthropology [Freeman          Foundation Bridging Scholar]

Alex HUTCHINS / Cornell University / Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies / religious studies

Charlie JAMES / University of California, Berkeley / Tsuru University / business administration             [TOMODACHI Bridging Scholar]

Kelly KAMRATH / Nebraska Wesleyan University / Kwansei Gakuin / English; Japanese [Freeman     Foundation Bridging Scholar]

Grace KIM / Rutgers University (NJ) / International Christian University / East Asian languages &      cultures [TOMODACHI Bridging Scholar]

Benjamin KLEHR / Honolulu Community College (HI) / JF Oberlin University / Asian studies [TOMODACHI Bridging Scholar]

Victor LANE / Earlham College (IN) / Waseda University / Japanese [Oak Lawn Marketing Bridging    Scholar]

Celia LANGFORD / Whitman College (WA) / Doshisha University (AKP) / Asian & Middle Eastern studies           [AIG Bridging Scholar]

Madison LAWRIE / Portland State University (OR) / Kansai Gaidai / psychology; Japanese

Sharada LE / Wichita State University (KS) / Kansai Gaidai / international business

Gerlin LEU / Bowdoin College (ME) / Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies / Asian religions

Jeremy LUNA / SUNY New Paltz / Kanazawa University / industrial relations [Amway Japan Bridging Scholar]

Keelyn McCABE / University of Virginia / Hitotsubashi University / public policy; global studies

Gwenafaye McCORMICK / University of Mississippi / Waseda University / biology; international studies  [Ira Wolf Memorial Fund Bridging Scholar]

Anthony MILLER / Nebraska Wesleyan University / Kwansei Gakuin / modern languages [Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar]

Natasha MILLIGAN / Willamette University (OR) / Tokyo International University / theatre [Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar]

Francis MIYATA / Knox College (IL) / Waseda University / philosophy [Robert Grondine Memorial Fund      Bridging Scholar]

Eric OSBORNE / University of Idaho / KCP International Language School / music [Oak Lawn Marketing    Bridging Scholar]

Chance OVERBERG / Miami University of Ohio / Sophia University + Ritsumeikan University /    international studies; East Asian languages [Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar]

Rachel PELLEGRINO / University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign / Konan University / creative writing

Miranda PELONOIO / San Francisco State University / JF Oberlin University / hospitality management;      Japanese [Oak Lawn Marketing Bridging Scholar]

Mai PHAM / Rice University (TX) / Kanda University of International Studies (IES) / economics    [TOMODACHI Bridging Scholar]

Matthew PRIEDE / Northern Kentucky University / Musashi University / international studies                [TOMODACHI Bridging Scholar]

Lisa QI / Northwestern University (IL) / Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies / psychology

Blake RADCLIFFE / Bellevue College (WA) / KCP International Language School / Japanese [Freeman     Foundation Bridging Scholar]

Natasha RIEGLE / Saginaw Valley State University (MI) / Kansai Gaidai / criminal justice [TOMODACHI Bridging Scholar]

Hannah ROZEI / Georgia State University / Soka University / political science

Heather RUCKER / Wittenberg University (OH) / Nanzan University (ISEP) / Japanese [Freeman     Foundation Bridging Scholar]

Nicholas SARANDOS / Ursinus College (PA) / Akita International University / East Asian studies      [Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar]

Jared SELETSKY / Temple University (PA) / Temple University Japan Campus / ceramics

Jenny SHAO / University of Miami (FL) / Sophia University / psychology; international studies [Exxon       Mobil Bridging Scholar]

Paul SHERGILL / California State University, Sacramento / Waseda University / mechanical engineering;   international business [Morgan Stanley Bridging Scholar]

Marshall SHERRELL / University of Washington / Keio University / Japanese; English creative writing [TOMODACHI Bridging Scholar]

Kristen SHIPLEY / North Carolina A & T State University / Musashi University / journalism       [TOMODACHI Bridging Scholar]

Julianna SMITH / Michigan State University / Waseda University / Japanese

Sarah SPEIKER / University of Toledo / Aichi University / Asian studies [Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar]

Aki STEPHENS / University of Maryland, College Park / Waseda University / information science [Exxon Mobil Bridging Scholar]

Jennifer TA / University of Colorado, Denver / Kwansei Gakuin (USAC) / biology [Exxon Mobil Bridging     Scholar]

Sean TAYLOR / Mira Costa College (CA) / Temple University Japan Campus / Japanese [Temple        University- Japan Campus Bridging Scholar]

Cao-Minh TRAN / University of Hawaii, Hilo / Doshisha University / Japanese studies

Graciela TRIMBLE-QUIZ / University of Texas, Austin / Sophia University / linguistics [Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar]

Ellie TSUCHIYA / Georgia Institute of Technology / Waseda University / economics [Morgan Stanley Bridging Scholar]

Robert VAN AARTSEN / Western Michigan University / Ritsumeikan University / creative writing;          Japanese [Freeman Foundation Bridging Scholar]

Pengxue VANG / University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee / Seijo University / computer science; Japanese [Lockheed Martin Bridging Scholar]

Sean WALSH / Georgia State University / Soka University / Asian studies [Freeman Foundation Bridging  Scholar]

Cheyenne WING-LAWRENCE / Western Washington University / Toyo University / Japanese       [TOMODACHI Bridging Scholar]

Veronica WINTERS / Washington University in St. Louis / Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies /      international affairs; Japanese studies

Emily YEH / University of California, San Diego / Keio University / political science [AIG Bridging               Scholar]