Graduate Alexandra Yingst wins Fulbright

Biological Sciences graduate, Alexandra Yingst, is one of 10 Pitt graduates honored with a 2016 Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants.

Fulbright recipients are chosen annually on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as a record of service and leadership in their respective fields. Pitt has consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top Fulbright recipient institutions, placing within the top 30 institutional producers for six consecutive years. The University has produced more than 120 grant recipients since 2006.

Alexandra Yingst, of Harrisburg, Pa., is completing coursework toward a master’s degree in coastal and marine management at the University Centre of the Westfjords in Isafjordur, Iceland. Additionally, she is conducting graduate-thesis research, looking at gender issues in fisheries and in aquaculture in the Westfjords region of Iceland. Yingst earned a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in Biological Sciences from Pitt in 2016.

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