Kohler alum receives Fulbright Study/Research Award, plans to focus on women’s health issues in India

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Rachel Maggi, Kohler class of 2013, credits an assembly at Kohler High School for sparking her desire to explore the world and experience other cultures.

As a recent recipient of a Fulbright research/study grant, the 2018 University of Iowa graduate will make her third trip to India to spend nine months researching breast and cervical cancer issues among Indian women.

“A pivotal reason why I majored in International Studies (and thus, discovered Fulbright and was encouraged to apply) was because of an assembly held at Kohler High in late May 2013 of my senior year,” Maggi said. “I believe it was a collaboration between Mr. Steve Proudman and the Making a Difference club (started by classmate Sydney Yang) that brought Kate Harris to speak with us. Kate Harris’s story about biking the Silk Road as well as her other travels inspired me to want to learn more about the world too, and explore it myself. It was at The University of Iowa orientation a few weeks later that I decided to switch my major from English to International Studies. From there, I fell in love with the coursework, traveled to India, and was introduced to Global Health Studies which became the base of my Fulbright research.”

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