DePaul University Newsline > Sections > DeBuzz > Brenda Chavez earns Fulbright Scholars Award
By Rachel Wojnicki /
May 25, 2021 /
Posted in: DEBUZZ /
Brenda Chavez, an assistant director of admission and Texas regional representative for DePaul, earned a Fulbright Scholars Award to be an English teaching assistant in Mexico. A Double Demon, Chavez will leave for her program this August.
"I was supposed to leave in summer 2020, but my program was deferred due to COVID," Chavez says. "My goal is to work with indigenous women to increase their access to higher education in Mexico. I would love to return to the U.S. after my program and work in international education, bringing together students from different countries. I would continue pursuing an interest which was initially inspired by going on service immersions across the U.S. and internationally."
Since 1945, the Fulbright Scholar program has actively sought out individuals of achievement and potential who represent the full diversity of their respective societies and selects nominees through open, merit-based competitions.
To learn more about becoming a Fulbright Scholar, contact Scott Bucking, DePaul's Faculty Fulbright Liaison.