CSUSB student Sarah LaGioia is the recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award for the 2022-23 academic year that will allow her to support the teaching of English in Taiwan, the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have announced.

As a Fulbright participant, LaGioia will teach English, share knowledge, and foster meaningful connections across communities in the United States and Taiwan. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected in an open, merit-based competition that considers leadership potential, academic and/or professional achievement, and record of service.

Born and raised in Southern California, LaGioia attended a community college before she transferred to CSUSB to earn a bachelor’s degree in English linguistics with a minor in Asian Studies.

She returned to CSUSB as an M.A. student within the university’s English and Writing Studies program, with a focus on Applied Linguistics/TESL. She studied abroad in Taiwan as a Gilman scholar and said she is excited to return to the country as a Fulbright recipient.

Hyunkyoung Oh, CSUSB’s Fulbright Program advisor and the faculty director at the Center for International Studies and Programs, reviewed and assisted the process of the Fulbright submission process.

For further information, visit the Fulbright U.S. Student Program website or contact Hyunkyoung Oh at hkoh@csusb.edu.