Julie Mohedano Named Fulbright Fellow

July 17, 2013

Julie Mohedano, a 2013 Bradley graduate, was named a Fulbright Fellow and will teach English abroad in the coming year.

Mohedano, of Brookfield, Ill., will head to Brazil in early 2014 on a highly coveted English Teaching Assistantship, a Fulbright program in which U.S. students serve as English teachers and teaching assistants at schools, colleges and universities throughout the world.  She will teach English at a school yet to be determined. 

Mohedano, a double major in French and Spanish, said she chose Brazil because her father is from the country though she has only visited it once when she was young. She cited her passion for learning languages, traveling and a chance to explore new career paths as reasons for applying to the prestigious program. 

Like other past recipients, Mohedano applied for the program under the guidance of Dr. Timothy Conley, an associate English professor. She enrolled in a course created by Dr. Conley that focuses on helping students apply for Fulbright grants.

The University’s Fulbright committee helped Mohedano with the extensive application process, which included selecting her country-specific program, writing multiple drafts of essays and gathering letters of recommendation. Mohedano said the assistance was very beneficial.

“If you are not sure of where to go or what to do, Dr. Conley will give you advice on how to apply,” she said. “He helped me decide what would be the best fit for me.”

Mohedano is the third Bradley student this year to be awarded a Fulbright grant. In April, Bradley alumnae Anna Treesara ’13 and Nausheen Farishta ’11 received English teaching assistantships for the 2013-14 academic year in Thailand and Spain respectively. Also selected was Associate Professor of Teacher Education Dr. Cecile Arquette, who received a Fulbright Fellow grant to teach in Chile in spring 2014.