Get to know OFSP students and alumni! We have
several students who are either national
fellowship winners or are Carolina and
McNair scholars who are documenting their
experiences while traveling abroad on
scholarship or while they are doing unique
activities on campus through student blogs.
Keep up-to-date on each of the OFSP
adventures and learn what life is really
like! If you enjoy reading each student's
post, leave them a comment or ask them a
question about their experience.|
Jackie Cantwell is a 2012 graduate of the University of South Carolina, where she majored in Chemistry and minored in French.
A McNair Scholar from Atlanta, GA and a member of the Honors College, her campus activities included playing saxophone in the
marching band, doing undergraduate research, and volunteering with Carolina Science Outreach. In 2012, Jackie was awarded a
Fulbright grant to France, where she will spend an academic year researching inorganic materials at the CRISMAT lab in
Caen, France. She is looking forward to
combining her loves of science and travel while in Normandy.
Christina Galardi is a 2012 graduate of South Carolina Honors College and the College of Mass Communications and Information
Studies with a degree in public relations and a minor in health promotion,
education and behavior. A Carolina Scholar from
Lexington, SC, Christina participated in campus leadership roles with the Carolina Service Council and Changing Carolina
Peer Leaders. Christina was the recipient of the 2012 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award and was recognized as USC's Outstanding
Woman of the Year during her senior year.
Christina is a 2012-2013 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Gumi, South Korea, where she works as a middle school English
teacher and lives with a Korean host family. In addition to her teaching position, Christina plans to explore Korea's cultural
heritage by visiting the country's UNESCO World Heritage sites and taking traditional music classes. Following her grant year,
Christina plans to attend graduate school for public health.
Kathryn Miles, a student from Lake Jackson, Texas, is a senior at the University of South Carolina majoring in Political Science.
Kathryn was chosen by the National Security Education Program for a yearlong Boren/NSEP Scholarship to study intensive Chinese
language and culture in Nanjing, China and will work in the federal government upon her return. She is a member of the USC Dance
Company, has served on the Political Science Undergraduate Advisory Committee, and volunteers with International Student Ministry.
During her Boren year Kathryn plans to continue studying and researching the crossroads between politics and dance.