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.