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Angela Cobian ’11 Becomes Third CC Fulbright Winner

Angela Cobian ’11 has become the third Colorado College recipient of a 2013-14 Fulbright award. Cobian, a political science major with a concentration in political theory and comparative politics of Latin America and Spanish minor, will serve as a teaching assistant at a university in Mexico during the upcoming academic year.

Angela Cobian ’11 Becomes Third CC Fulbright Winner

Angela Cobian ’11 has become the third Colorado College recipient of a 2013-14 Fulbright award. Cobian, a political science major with a concentration in political theory and comparative politics of Latin America and Spanish minor, will serve as a teaching assistant at a university in Mexico during the upcoming academic year.

Cobian selected Mexico for a variety of reasons. “My parents are Mexican immigrants, and I’ve never experienced what it’s like to be a Mexican in Mexico. I did my best to study its history, politics, philosophy, and language at Colorado College. This is an opportunity to explore my Mexican heritage in an academic context,” she said.

Since graduation, Cobian, from Denver, Colo., has been employed by Teach for America as a second and third grade teacher in an English-language acquisition-Spanish classroom at Cole Arts and Sciences Academy in Denver Public Schools. She also has been earning her master’s degree through the Teach for America/University of Colorado-Denver partnership. She will complete her degree in Curriculum and Instruction soon, with an emphasis on linguistically diverse education, which corresponds with the work she will be doing in Mexico.

She also volunteers as a Big Sister through the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program, and serves as the young alumni trustee on Colorado College’s board of trustees.

Cobian joins Blaine Carper ’13 and Stuart Hackley ’11 as Colorado College’s Fulbright award winners this year. Carper will be in Bulgaria and Hackley in Germany.