Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Recipients

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The faculty members in the Germanic Studies department would like to congratulate Leanne Rohrbach, a 2016 alumna with majors in psychology and German, and Abigail Trozenski, a graduating master’s student in German, on receiving the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Germany for the 2017-18 academic year!

Leanne Rohrbach plans to volunteer with local community programs providing mental health education and outreach, in addition to her teaching responsibilities. She hopes to improve her German speaking skills by attending local cultural or educational events with native speakers. After completing her Fulbright year, she plans to pursue a master’s degree in social work or counseling psychology. She would like to work with children at an educational institution or at a non-profit organization.

Abigail Trozenski is a 2015 alumna of the Catholic University of America and a former student athlete. She plans to complement her teaching duties by finding an athletic program where she can help coach a swim team. Abigail will engage with elementary schools, where swimming is taught in third grade, and teach children the basics and more complicated aspects of the sport. She also has a deep interest in volunteering with organizations in her placement area that serve refugees and asylum seekers. Upon her return to the U.S., Abigail will begin a Ph.D. program in Germanic Studies at Vanderbilt University, TN. She hopes to become a university level professor and spend her career teaching German language and literature.