Eliezer '09 named prestigious Fulbright Scholar

Eliezer '09 named prestigious Fulbright Scholar

Jennifer Eliezer '09 recently received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to travel to rural Costa Rica to work as an English teaching assistant to post-secondary students. Jennifer will support the teaching of English at Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje as part of a project to support Alliance for Bilingualism in San Carlos. During their grants, Fulbright scholars meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program aims to facilitate cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis to allow the grantee to "gain an appreciation of others' viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think," according to the Fulbright website.

A 2014 graduate of Boston University with a B.S. in journalism and a 2018 graduate of the Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development with a Ed.M., Eliezer's Boston University professors attributed her passion, perseverance and confidence during her studies and research as major contributors to her Fulbright recognitions. Recipients of the awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as their record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields.

Upper School English and journalism teacher Matilde Larson reflected on Eliezer's time at Sacred Heart, saying, "Jennifer's accomplishments are not the least bit surprising. Her promise, her potential, were very evident during her time here at Sacred Heart. She recognized the importance of education and never squandered the opportunities."

Larson also recognized how Eliezer is still committed to Goal 3, a social awareness that impels to action. Larson said, "It is also, not the least bit surprising that Jennifer is using the success that she has achieved to make the world a better place and that she is doing that through education. She was generous with her talents and passionate about justice and equality during her high school years. It is wonderful that this generosity and passion continue to fuel her progress."

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