Award winners 2009
The Fellowship Office congratulates Hector Brown, a 2007 winner of a Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship, who graduated in May 2009 with a B.A. degree in Global and International Studies and Political Science. Hector is continuing his work as a Pickering Fellow this summer in Washington, DC, in the form of a domestic internship at the State Department, working in Secretary Clinton's Operation Center. In August, he will move to the Boston area and be enrolled at the Fletcher School at Tufts University as a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy candidate for 2011. The Pickering Fellowship pays all expenses for his first year, and the respective graduate school pays all expenses for the second year. After graduate school, Hector will serve for four years as a Foreign Service Officer, and be tenured in the Foreign Service.
Are you interested in becoming the next Pickering Fellow from Loyola? If so, please first consult their website for eligibility and other information and be sure to note the lengthy commitment of this award. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and the Fellowship Office will be happy to assist you.
Katherine Cioch Earns Fulbright Award to Study in Poland
The Fellowship Office congratulates Katherine Cioch, who was awarded with a Fulbright Full Research Grant for 2009-10 in Poland. In 2008, Katherine earned a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Psychology, and in May 2009 she completed her M.A. in International and Comparative Politics. Her proposed research focuses upon human trafficking, a complex, international phenomenon that has grown exponentially with the increase of globalization. Katherine seeks to investigate and evaluate the role of The La Strada Foundation Against Trafficking in Persons and Slavery, a Polish NGO dedicated to combating and preventing human trafficking in Poland. A primary goal of her research is to provide insight into how anti-trafficking NGOs and government institutions can work to better prevent this problem, and whether the successful measures utilized by this organization in Poland can be replicated in other countries where human trafficking is especially problematic.
Congratulations Katherine on a job very well done, and best wishes on such an important research endeavor.