Silvia Martin

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Name: Silvia Martin
Exchange Destination: UK - Wales
Award Name: Fulbright-Wales Summer Institute
Host Institution: Cardiff, Aberystwyth, Bangor University
Home Institution: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champain
Level Of Study: Undergraduate
Discipline: Other
Award Year: 2016-17

Silvia grew up in the Chicago suburbs and graduated from Downers Grove North High School where she was a captain of the swim team, violinist in orchestra, and member of the National Honor Society. She is currently a sophomore at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who recently attended the leadershape institute and traveled on the civil rights pilgrimage. You can often find her at club swim team practice, on a weekend service trip, or tutoring ESL students. She is pursuing a major in both Speech and Hearing Science and Spanish and hopes to be a bilingual speech-language pathologist in the future. She is looking forward to hearing from the diverse perspectives of the other Fulbright participants and learning about the history of the Welsh language and culture and its similarities to Catalan.


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