Taylor Baldwin
  • Taylor Baldwin, a St. Joseph, Missouri, native and Benton High School graduate, is an elementary education major. She is the recipient of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to India. The future educator hopes to serve as an educational and cultural liaison between India and the United States. For her, this is an opportunity to “promote the philosophy of valuing and understanding similarities that connect us globally.”
  • As an undergraduate, she has completed practicums in Lincoln Public Schools and Omaha Public Schools, with an emphasis on teaching English as a Second Language. She has twice visited India. Most recently, she lived in Maharashtra, where she helped teach at an English-medium school. Baldwin has also served as a literacy tutor through the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. In addition to teaching, Baldwin hopes to volunteer in her host community through a local organization, such as Commit2Change. The organization seeks to make educational opportunities more accessible to young women and girls from marginalized or susceptible groups.
  • 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.