September 06, 2018
Alumna Apeksha Atal Awarded Fulbright to Teach English in Thailand
Apeksha Atal, a 2018 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Mellon College of Science, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA). In just a few weeks, Atal will begin her year of service teaching English in the Thailand province of Nakhon Si Thammarat.
“My education at Carnegie Mellon, although a little unconventional, helped me develop key skills that I will be carrying with me to Thailand,” Atal said. “My biology major has given me the ability to think critically, objectively and to be able to break down complex concepts into their molecular components. My English major has given me the ability to read beyond the surface and present ideas in more concise, clear and relatable ways.”