2014 Fulbright recipients: Meg Ramey
An English major who graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, Meg Ramey ’12 of San Francisco is the recipient of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship for Mexico.
Currently a middle-school teacher, Ramey’s goal for her Fulbright experience is to strengthen her teaching abilities in an intercultural setting.
For the past two years, Ramey has been an AmeriCorps Teaching Fellow at an expanded learning day program, Citizen Schools. There she has worked to provide middle school students in a low-income Latino community with the skills and beliefs conducive to success in the 21st century. These children lack opportunities enjoyed by more affluent peers, such as exposure to information about college or high-level career choices.
“I work with these students to change their perception of what future they are capable of building for themselves, starting with investment in school and mastery of middle school coursework,” Ramey says. “This is the kind of important work I wish to do through teaching English to students in Mexico.”
A dean’s list student at Bates, Ramey received the Alice Jane Dinsmore Wandke Award for outstanding work in creative writing.
After completing the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship she plans to return to California to earn her teaching credential and a master’s degree in education.