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Madeline Cobb ’22 Wins Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship

Madeline Cobb ’22 has been selected as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in Taiwan for Academic Year 2022-23.

An International Studies major with double minors in Asian Studies and Communication & Media Arts, Madeline previously served as an English Teaching Assistant to Cuban immigrants in her hometown of St. Louis through the Immigrant Home English Learning Program. She began traveling at the age of 13, visiting numerous countries through Travel for Teens and developing her profound sense of empathy toward others. “I like being in situations in which I don’t know what’s going on,” Madeline once remarked, a fitting testament to her boundless curiosity.

Madeline began working on her Fulbright application one year ago. Once submitted, it was adjudicated first by a national Fulbright commission, which recommended her candidacy in late January, and then by a second Fulbright commission in Taiwan. Both committees considered her academic and professional achievements, her record of public service, and her leadership potential. Throughout the past year, Madeline has been studying Mandarin and earning her TEFL certificate. In Taiwan, she will represent the United States as an educational ambassador while also serving as a language-learning assistant. She will prepare and lead classroom activities, and will engage in local community projects. She hopes ultimately to serve members of Asian immigrant communities as a licensed clinical social worker.

“I am very honored to be representing Marymount Manhattan College as a Fulbright Scholar and cultural ambassador to Taiwan,” Madeline said. “Without all the encouragement and support of my professors and the MMC community, this accomplishment would not have been possible. I am ecstatic about this opportunity and all of the future endeavors that will be possible due to this scholarship.”

Madeline’s Fulbright ETA application was enthusiastically supported by MMC faculty: her Academic Adviser, Prof. Yu-Yin Cheng, Prof. Marnie Brady, and former MMC Prof. Andreas Hernandez. Madeline competed for this prestigious award with thousands of seniors in colleges and universities across the country. She distinguished herself with an outstanding application.

Madeline is MMC’s seventh Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship recipient since Academic Year 2012-13 and the second to be awarded an ETA in Taiwan.

Rising seniors who are interested in applying for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship for Academic Year 2023-24 are encouraged to contact Prof. Adrienne Bell (abell@mmm.edu) as soon as possible. Work on the application takes place during the ensuing summer.

Information on the ETA is available on the External Student Scholarships webpage and the Fulbright webpage.

Congratulations, Madeline!