Rebecca Hermann, 2017 Fulbright Fellowship Winner

As an Environmental Health and Spanish double major, Rebecca has had the opportunity to go abroad two times during her career at CSU. Her first time out of the country was spent studying abroad for a semester in Valparaíso, Chile, where she got to put her Spanish skills into practice and learn how to adjust to life in a new culture.

She spent the following semester in La Esperanza, Honduras as a part of the CSU Honduras Cookstove Project research team, where she helped gather data on indoor air pollution and cardiovascular health outcomes from cookstove use. Her diverse experiences abroad helped shape her passion for living and working in Latin America.

She is very excited to have received a Fulbright Fellowship to work as an English Teaching Assistant in Villavicencio, Colombia, beginning in July 2017. She hopes to have the chance to volunteer with a public health agency while she is there. Upon her return, she eventually aspires to attend graduate school for her Master of Public Health degree.

Rebeccae wants to work for the CDC tackling public health issues that arise from climate change and would love to end up working in Latin America. In her free time, she likes to spend family time outdoors in her hometown of Nederland, Colorado. She also loves to draw, read, and pet as many dogs as possible.