I am a Gilman Scholar – Dustin Ellis

Hola, y buenos dias! Me llamo Dustin.
I’m from Lewiston, Idaho where I went to the Lewis Clark State College and received my
major in political science. In 2014 I received the Gilman Scholarship where I
was able to go to Barcelona, Spain and study abroad for a semester. I’m the first generation nontraditional college student so achieving my bachelor’s was
made possible by a combination of hard work and funding opportunities like the
Gilman. One thing that stands out to me while I was in Barcelona was when I got to intern with the US consulate office where I went around to local schools and
gave presentations to students there. This for me was really enriching because
it sparked in me the passion I have for teaching and learning which is why in
fact at this current moment I’m shooting from the University of Oregon when I’m
now a PhD student in the Political Science program. I’m a Gilman scholar.

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