Emily Miller, who earned her bachelorís degree from the University of Rochester in May 2004, has received a Fulbright Scholarship to study and teach in Argentina. She will spend the academic year, which runs from March to November in the Southern Hemisphere, in Rio Cuarto, a city of approximately 130,000 people.
During her time abroad, Miller will be an English teaching assistant at la Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto, and plans to take classes in the sociology of education in Argentina as well as English teaching methods. Upon her return to the United States, Miller will enter the masterís program at Teachers College at Columbia University.
At Rochester, Miller majored in Spanish and had a minor concentration in psychology. She was a teaching assistant for Spanish courses, studied abroad in Mexico and Spain, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in her junior year, and graduated summa cum laude.
Miller was active in the campus community as a member of UR Peace, a student group that offers peer-led mediation; UR Habitat for Humanity; Circle K, a service and leadership development organization; and Partners In Reading, an elementary tutoring program for the Rochester city school district, where she worked in a bilingual classroom.
A graduate of Ithaca High School, Miller is the daughter of Christine Olson and Dennis Miller. She has been working as a research assistant in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University while waiting to travel to Argentina.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and designed to promote mutual understanding and peace between the United States and other nations through educational and cultural exchange, the Fulbright Program offers opportunities for career-launching study, teaching, and research abroad. Scholars design their own programs and arrange institutional affiliations in the host countries. The grants cover expenses such as travel and health insurance and also provide a monthly stipend.