Techie Zoë Diener Receives Fulbright Award
New Mexico Tech Graduate Zoë Diener (Class ’17, B.S. Biology), and former Tech student body president, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to Namibia, Africa, in Public Health from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Ms. Diener will conduct research at University of Namibia as part of a project to research the presence of ephemeral streams and malaria.
Diener is one of over 1,900 U.S. citizens who will conduct research, teach English, and provide expertise abroad for the 2018-2019 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields.
Shortly after graduation from Tech, Ms. Diener joined a team from New Mexico Highlands University to volunteer in Namibia, teaching medical students and others how to use a new hand-held portable diagnostic ultrasound device to diagnose disease and trauma conditions. Ms. Diener is currently pursuing graduate studies at University of Utah.