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Alumni Spotlights


SARAH SCHRADER: Class of 2014

sarahSchrader, a triple major in Biology, Chemistry, and a self-designed major in Chinese, completed her Capstone Year at Nanjing University with a lab internship at the Chinese Academy of Science in Shanghai where she conducted cancer research. Sarah spent a
total of 19 months abroad in China and Korea.  A winner of the Barry M. Goldwater
award and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Sarah was
also a finalist for the Truman, Marshall, Rhodes and Gates-Cambridge scholarships. Currently, she is pursuing a fully-funded MD/PhD at Cornell University in New York, NY.

Honors Thesis: The Isolation and Characterization of TiroTheta9, a Novel A4 Mycobacterium Phage Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rodney King, Biology


JP STOVALL: Class of 2014

stovallStovall, a triple major in International Affairs, Spanish, and Asian Religions and Culture with a minor in Latin American Studies, is a two-time winner of the US Department of State Critical Language Scholarship and a recipient of the David L. Boren Scholarship for International Study. In four years, Stovall studied abroad in China five times, including his Capstone Year at Nanjing University, and studied in Central and South America three times. His internship at a policy think tank in Shanghai has led to a fast-paced career as a Business Analyst, a Project Manager, and now a Director within the nuclear power sector in Shanghai, China.


TYLER PROCHAZKA: Class of 2016

tylerProchazka, a double major in International Affairs and Asian Religions and Cultures, was also a member of the WKU Forensics team.  A recipient of the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship, a Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship for International Study, a Boren Award for International Study, and a participant in the Princeton University Beijing summer program, Prochazka conducted a comparative analysis of youth perceptions in China and America before leaving for his Capstone Year at Tianjin Normal University.  Following his Capstone Year, Prochazka completed his master's degree in East Asian Studies at National Chengchi University (NCCU) with the support of a Fulbright grant. Prochazka is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at NCCU.

Honors Thesis: A World In Transition: A Comparative Analysis of Youth Perceptions in China and AmericaFaculty Advisor: Dr. Soleiman Kiasatpour, Political Science

Notable Program Alumni

  • Sarah Schrader (2014)
    MD/Ph.D. Candidate, Cornell University
    New York City, NY
  • JP Stovall (2014)
    Director, Nicobar Group
    Shanghai, China
  • Kevin Worthy
    eCommerce Business Analyst, Whole Foods, Inc.
    Austin, TX
  • Bailey Mack (2015)
    Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Malaysia
  • Amy Ni
    Pursuing graduate opportunities
  • Tyler Prochazka
    Master's degree candidate, National


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