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Kate Farrell, who ran cross-country and track at Brandeis, participated in her first two half-marathons — the Frosty Half Marathon, in Raynham, Massachusetts, and the Tinker Bell Half Marathon, at Disneyland. She won both races. Liana Gerecht was awarded an English Teaching Assistantship to Taiwan by the Fulbright Program. At Brandeis, she served as the undergraduate department representative for the education program, a volunteer mentor to students with disabilities through SPECTRUM and a volunteer tutor. Liana plans to pursue a master’s in education with a focus on English-language learners. Troia Reyes-Stone earned a Binational Business Internship to Mexico from the Fulbright Program. Troia, who double-majored in international and global studies, and East Asian studies, will learn how to develop strong diplomatic and business relations between Mexican and U.S. industries and governmental agencies. After completing her Fulbright year, she plans to join the U.S. Army Reserves, volunteer as a legal intern at a women’s shelter, and pursue a dual graduate degree in law and public administration. Terry Shaipitisiri received an English Teaching Assistantship to Thailand from the Fulbright Program. During her senior year at Brandeis, Terry student-taught seventh-grade history at Waltham’s McDevitt Middle School as part of her combined BA/MA in teaching program. She hopes the cross-cultural teaching practices she learns during her Fulbright year will enhance her ability to connect with students as an educator. Stephanie Weinstein was awarded an English Teaching Assistantship to Malaysia by the Fulbright Program. As a student in Brandeis’ combined BA/MA in teaching program, Stephanie worked as a student teacher, a teacher’s aide and a Lemberg Children’s Center intern. She is preparing for a career as an elementary-school teacher.

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