Howard University Announces U.S. Fulbright 2020-2021 Honorees

2020 Fulbright Honorees

Howard University recently announced its six U.S. Fulbright awardees, a mix of students, alumni and faculty members. The awardees include three Fulbright students, one Fulbright Scholar, one Fulbright specialist program appointment and one Fulbright International Education Administrator.

“We are delighted to have so many members of the Howard University community recognized to participate in the Fulbright programs,” said Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA. “The Fulbright program has a strong legacy of exposing scholars and faculty international research and residency that will advance each individual to new heights in their careers and studies.”

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is an opportunity for young professionals and recent graduates to pursue international graduate studies, advance their research, explore teaching worldwide and network with more than 390,000 Fulbright scholars in more than 160 countries.

Please join us in congratulation the honorees that represent the College of Arts & Sciences at Howard University:


U.S. Fulbright Student Program Grant Recipients:

  • Jacquelyn Chin
    • Alumna, Class of 2019
    • Psychology - English Teaching Assistant to Argentina 
    • “I am a writer, organizer, and early-career psychologist. My life goal is to provide free holistic therapy to Queer Black and Latinx communities. As a 2020-2021 Fulbright Fellowship recipient, I will be serving as an English Teaching Assistant in Argentina, where I will be exploring psychotherapy in Latin America and hosting cross-cultural book clubs and meditation sessions. I will use this fellowship opportunity to develop cross-cultural community-based intervention prospects and improve my Spanish fluency while sharing my African American culture.”


  • Sara Swetzoff
    • 2021 Doctoral Candidate
    • African Studies - Research Grant to Ethiopia
    • “My objective as a career educator is to re-center Africa in the teaching of global affairs and international relations. My Fulbright research focuses on the resilience of a shared Ethio-Yemeni community of migrant workers and refugees who left Yemen during the ongoing war and settled in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. All credit goes to my department: HU's Pan-African approach and the enduring legacy of the ‘Howard School’ of international affairs provided the necessary intellectual home for this research.”


Faculty and Staff Program Recipients:

  • Janelle Burke, Ph.D.
    • Associate Professor
    • Director of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Program
    • Research Award to Austria
    • “I will be headed to Vienna, Austria where I will study the evolution of Alpine plants, based at the Natural History Museum, Vienna. I am very excited to have been awarded the opportunity to travel to Vienna. The Natural History Museum houses one of the oldest and most comprehensive collections of plant specimens for my study area. By using a historic specimen record of Alpine plants, I hope to be able to make predictions about how current and future climatic trends will affect their reproduction and distribution.”


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Media Contact: Aisiriuwa Archield, Media Specialist, College of Arts & Sciences at Howard University, (202)806-6700,


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