The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has selected Dr. Aparajita Maitra of Florida International University Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work to receive a Fulbright International Education Administrators Award.
[Photo: Dr. Aparajita Maitra]
Dr. Maitra is a career higher education administrator with a broad foundation in student and alumni affairs. She’s worked in both private and public institutions, and she’s experienced in student learning and development as well as operations management in support of institutional and professional academic missions.
As part of her award, she’ll be traveling to Germany in order to learn that nation’s societal, cultural and higher education systems. Dr. Maitra is looking forward to applying what she learns in Germany to her work at Florida International, especially when it comes to encouraging international students and prospective study-abroad students.
“I’m honored to have been selected to receive this award. It’s an incredible opportunity to gain knowledge in the fields of higher education and student affairs, and I expect that it will add another dimension to my understanding of how to engage our growing international population,” Dr. Maitra said.