Since 2008, University of Redlands has sent 20 Fulbright scholars out into the world, and this summer, Mounika Parimi ’14, Amber Stansbury ’15 and Stefani Spence ’15 became the latest to embark on Fulbright journeys.
Parimi is in Germany at the Technische Universität Dresden, working in the Research Department of Regenerative Therapies and focusing on issues within Type 1 diabetes. Before applying for the Fulbright, Parimi worked at the diabetes lab at City of Hope. “I am looking forward to doing research in an international context,” she said. “I’m excited to see how a lab functions in a different country and to get my hands dirty again.”
Stansbury, a scholar at Universidad Autonoma De Queretaro, Mexico, is working with children with language impairment, Down syndrome and autism to investigate specific language impairment and identify linguistic markers. “The Fulbright grant is a great opportunity that will help you achieve your professional goals while also sharing yourself and your knowledge,” she said.
Spence is conducting research on the indigenous Chinantec community of San Pedro Tlatepusco in Mexico and the impact of the bracken fern on their lives and agriculture, through the Centro Interdisciplinario de Investigacíon para el Desarrollo Integral Regional. “I’m excited to learn and gain experience not only in research, but also in the burgeoning field of ecological restoration,” she said, “where my career path will likely lead after Fulbright.”