MTA Seniors Among Twelve from MIT Awarded 2021 Fulbright Fellowships

Grants will support their research, graduate study, and teaching abroad in 2021-22.


Twelve from MIT awarded 2021 Fulbright Fellowships

Grants will support their research, graduate study, and teaching abroad in 2021-22.
Publication Date: May 24, 2021


Twelve MIT student affiliates have won fellowships for the Fulbright 2021-22 grant year. Their host country destinations include Brazil, Iceland, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Korea, Spain, and Taiwan, where they will conduct research, earn a graduate degree, or teach English.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers opportunities for American student scholars in over 160 countries. Last fall, Fulbright received a record number of applications, making this the most competitive cycle in the 75-year history of the program.


Miki Hansen is a senior majoring in mechanical engineering. As the winner of the Delft University of Technology’s Industrial Design Engineering Award, she will pursue a MS in integrated product design at TU Delft in the Netherlands. In tandem with her studies, she hopes to conduct research into sustainable product design for a circular economy. At MIT, Hansen was involved in Design for America, Pi Tau Sigma (MechE Honor Society), DanceTroupe, the MissBehavior dance team, and Alpha Chi Omega. After completing Fulbright, Hansen plans on working as a product designer focused on sustainable materials and packaging.

MTA Affiliation: MIT Wind Ensemble, MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble


Anjali Nambrath is a senior double majoring in physics and mathematics. She has worked on projects related to nuclear structure, neutrino physics, and dark matter detection at MIT and at two national labs. At MIT, she was president of the Society for Physics Students, a member of the MIT Shakespeare Ensemble, an organizer of HackMIT, and a teacher for the MIT Educational Studies Program. For her Fulbright grant to India, Nambrath will be based at the Tata Institute for Fundamental Research in Mumbai, where she will work on models of neutrino production and interaction in supernovae. After Fulbright, Nambrath will begin graduate school in physics at the University of California at Berkeley. 

MTA Affiliation: Translator - SP21 Staged Reading of Fanny Britt's WUTHERING


Tony Terrasa is a senior majoring in mechanical engineering and music. As a Fulbright English teaching assistant in Spain, he will be teaching in Galicia. Previously, Terrasa taught English, math, and physics to secondary school students in Lübeck, Germany as part of the MIT Global Teaching Labs program. He also taught for three years in the English as a Second Language Program for MIT Facilities Department employees. An MIT Emerson Fellow of Jazz Saxophone, he looks forward to listening to and learning about Galician music traditions while sharing some of his own.

MTA Affiliation: MIT Emerson Jazz Fellow(Saxophone), MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble


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Top row: Abby Stein, Andrea Shinyoung Kim, Anjali Nambrath, Gretchen Eggers, Jenny Chan, Kevin Lujan Lee
Bottom row: Laura Huang, Meghana Kamineni, Miki Hansen, Olivia Wynne Houck, Teis Jorgensen, Tony Terrasa

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