Past FLAS Recipient Featured by the U.S. Department of Education
Jason Chen, a graduate of the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Honors Bachelor of Arts in Biology, pursued a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) fellowship to study intensive Mandarin Chinese at Beijing Normal University with the Princeton in Beijing program (PIB). Following PIB, he served as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Oxolotán, México, where he taught English and Mandarin courses to indigenous students in the sierra of Tabasco.
His fellowship experiences have helped him realize the importance of serving diverse communities. He hopes to pursue a residency in Family Medicine after graduating medical school, with the goal of becoming a Regional Medical Officer in the State Department or the medical director of a Community Health Center.
Jason was recently featured in the U.S. Department of Education’s blog, ProFellow, where they highlight recipients of government-funded fellowships. Read more of his interview where he shares his experience as a FLAS Fellow.