Recent Student Achievements

Fulbright Grantees

Congratulations to the following students for recently receiving Fulbright awards!

  • Olivia Sullivan ’18: Study/Research Award in China. Sullivan will investigate possible correlations between prenatal maternal behaviors and risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) development in children in Tianjin, China. She will join an existing research team analyzing data from Tianjin Women and Children’s Health Center, and will use observations, interviews, and data analysis to fill the research gap that exists on ASD in Asia. Sullivan is a Chinese and biology major with an education concentration.
  • Serena Calcagno ’17: English Teaching Assistant in Taiwan.
  • Mari McClelland ’16: Study/Research Award in China. McClelland conducted research on forest tenure and national forest policy in China. In 2015, she was named a Udall Scholar for demonstrating leadership, public service and commitment to the environment. McClelland was an Asian Studies and Environmental Studies major.
  • Cameron Rylander ’16: English Teaching Assistant in South Korea. He furthered his experience by engaging in K-pop dance performance and studying traditional Korean cuisine. Rylander was an Asian Studies major.


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Through the Piper Center, students can find more information about life after graduation from St. Olaf. They have prepared resources profiling recent alumni from the Asian Studies program, including representative First Destinations and alumni contact information.

See below for some information on what Asian Studies alumni have been up to since their time at St. Olaf.

Alumni By Decade


Above: Asian Studies alumni meeting up in Tokyo, 2017

See what Asian Studies department graduates have been up to in their careers!