Kalie Weninger ’15 has been awarded a U.S. Student Fulbright program Full Grant to pursue an MSc in governance and politics at the University of Manchester.
At Willamette, Kalie was a Sociology and Women’s and Gender studies major. She volunteered with Willamette Academy, and in 2014 she began volunteering with Family Promise, an organization that serves families experiencing homelessness. After graduation Kalie began working for Family Promise full-time, and traveled to Washington, D.C. to advocate for a bill sponsored by the organization, the Homeless Children and Youth Act of 2017. At the University of Manchester, Kalie will engage with the community as part of her degree program, examining Manchester’s innovative approach to addressing homelessness and learning more about social policy in England.
The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, and operates in over 160 countries worldwide. Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given more than 390,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals of all backgrounds and fields the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.