Emily Johnson
  • Emily Johnson, a graduate of Lincoln Southeast High School, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Spain. As a political science, Spanish, and global studies major, she applied for the Fulbright program to better understand the Spanish language, compare and contrast the immigration policies between countries and increase her intercultural perspective. Johnson is active in the community and within the University Honors Program.
  • As an undergraduate, she served as a policy subcommittee chair for the Government Liaison Committee and volunteered for Launch Leadership. She also served as president of the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska, student regent on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents, an appointee for the Council on Inclusive Excellence and Diversity and acting secretary for the Black Masque Chapter of Mortar Board. Johnson also has been involved with community-based organizations such as Lincoln Literacy, where she helped teach citizenship classes to immigrants. In summer 2018, Johnson studied in Bilbao, Spain. Now she will have the opportunity to return to Spain to teach and volunteer. When she returns, she plans to attend law school.
  • The flagship international educational exchange program of the U.S. Department of State, Fulbright provides fully-funded opportunities to spend 1 academic year abroad in a specific host country. The heart of the Fulbright exchange program is the mission to foster mutual understanding between nations, advance knowledge across communities, and improve lives around the world. Fulbright students build lasting relationships and networks, as well as career-relevant skills, like cultural competency. Graduating seniors, recent alumni, and graduate students may apply for Fulbright U.S. Student awards.