Rachael Lux
  • Rachael Lux, of Ponca, was offered a Fulbright grant to teach English in Indonesia; however, that program has been suspended for this year. Lux will graduate this May from the College of Education and Human Sciences with a degree in nutrition science and will then attend the Ohio State University College of Optometry. She plans to become an optometrist and eventually go into academia.
  • A significant part of Lux’s interest in the Fulbright program began when she went on a study abroad trip with Mary Willis to Zambia in summer 2018. There she shadowed ophthalmologists and an optometrist at local hospitals. She was able to watch doctors perform a wide range of surgeries and see their holistic approach to medicine. She has also conducted independent research on the effects of vitamin A deficiency and its impact on a person’s vision.
  • 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.