Erin McKinstry ’12 Selected for Fulbright Fellowship
Erin McKinstry, a Knox senior from DeSoto, Missouri, has been selected to receive a Fulbright fellowship for international study in Germany. She will teach English. She also plans to pursue an internship, perhaps with an organization specializing in international women’s issues, and work on a research project about the impact of Turkish-German women writers on contemporary German literature. McKinstry said one of the reasons she applied for a Fulbright in Germany is because she feels very comfortable with the language. McKinstry is majoring in modern languages (Spanish and German) at Knox, and she has two minors: in dance and international relations. Her extracurricular activities include serving as president of the Terpsichore Dance Collective, participating in German Club; and volunteering with Reading Buddies. She spent much of the 2010-11 academic year in Germany, first in a study abroad program and later completing an internship with TanzScout, an organization that offers workshops for people who want to gain a better understanding of dance. She also studied for a term in Barcelona, Spain.