Our Lake Tahoe School alumna Sophie Breider (2012) recently began her service as a cultural ambassador in Galicia, Spain through the United States Department of State’s Fulbright Scholar Program.
Breider was selected to participate in this fellowship upon her graduation with honors from Claremont McKenna College this past spring.
With the support of the United States government and through binational partnerships with foreign governments, the Fulbright Scholarship Program sponsors U.S. and foreign participants for exchanges in all areas of endeavor, including the sciences, business, academe, public service, government, and the arts and continues to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
More than 360,000 Fulbrighters from the U.S. and other countries have participated in the program since its inception in 1946. The Fulbright Program is one of the most prestigious awards programs worldwide, operating in more than 160 countries. To date, 57 Fulbright alumni have won Nobel Prizes, 82 have won Pulitzer Prizes, 29 are MacArthur Foundation Fellows and 37 Fulbright alumni have served as heads of state or government.
Sophie is pleased to be living in A Coruna where she is enjoying teaching about American Culture in the high school, speaking Spanish with her two Spanish apartment mates and generally enjoying the beach and Spanish lifestyle.