Margaux Fisher ’12

Margaux Fisher '12Margaux Fisher ’12, of New Orleans, relishes opportunities to dive into new cultures. When she was 14, she traveled to China with her mother and fell under the country’s spell. She returned there last year as a student-teacher. Now the anthropology major is heading back to Asia as a Fulbright Scholar to Taiwan, where she will teach English and immerse herself in its culture. “What fascinates me about Taiwan and Taiwanese culture is how it’s a conglomeration of multiple cultures: Chinese (from many very different regions), Japanese, American and aboriginal Taiwanese,” says Fisher, who has studied Mandarin for three years. “I think this makes for a very interesting mix of cultural practices. I am particularly drawn to the politics of identity and how education and history are involved in the making of identity.”

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Wheaton students have won 18 competitive national scholarships this year, including two Watson Fellowships and 10 Fulbright Scholarships (a college record for one year).