This year, two Keck School of Medicine of USC alumni have been awarded grants by the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program. They join 20 additional students and alumni from across the university, making the University of Southern California the leading producer of Fulbright students in California and one of the top in the United States.

Among the honorees is Justin Kawaguchi, MPH, who earned his master’s degree in health administration from the Keck School. After his experience with Fulbright, Kawaguchi plans to develop local public health programs and to eventually become an international leader in global health policy. His dream is to eventually work with the World Health Organization.

Ellen Minkin, BS, received her bachelor’s degree in global health with a minor in resistance to genocide, both from the Keck School. The Fulbright program has granted her an open study/research award. The grant will take her to the Netherlands, where she will research the effectiveness of primary school sexual education and volunteer with sexual violence prevention organizations. After Fulbright, Minkin intends to pursue a public health career focusing on sexual and reproductive health and human rights.

To learn more about the Fulbright program and read the full list of honorees, click here.