Political Science student, Kathryn Miles, named Fulbright Fellowship alternate to China
Kathryn Miles is a 2013 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, with a major in Political Science and a minor in Dance. While at USC, she was a member of the USC Dance Company, a Dance Department scholarship recipient, and an active performer in many ballets. She was also the secretary of the Political Science Undergraduate Advisory Committee, and served as a volunteer and leader with Midtown Fellowship's International Student Ministry. Her junior year Dance Department research project concentrated on the political nature of Cultural Revolution era ballets. She spent her senior year in Nanjing, China as a Boren Scholar focusing on intensive language study and Chinese ethnic minorities. Miles has been named an alternate to China. Currently working at the Asia Society Texas Center, she plans to obtain a federal position related to U.S.-Sino relations and cultural diplomacy and/or pursue a career in the Foreign Service.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” With this goal as a starting point, the Fulbright Program provides participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach or conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns in over 155 countries. Fulbright scholars at the University this past academic year represented a variety of countries, including Nigeria, Thailand, and the UK.