Farmingdale State College Student Wins Coveted Fulbright Award

Central Islip resident Emily Escobar, an applied psychology major at Farmingdale State College, has been chosen to spend the summer at the University of Toronto, as a member of the Fulbright Canada – Mitacs Globalink Research Program.

Escobar - a first-generation American and college student - will be studying Developmental Sociolinguistics, which has to do with child development, and how children learn to speak multiple languages.

Escobar – who graduated Central Islip High School with a High Regents Diploma in 2018 - is planning a career in research. At Farmingdale, she is a founding member of the Farmingdale Undergraduate Research Association, and a Scholar with the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program and Research Aligned Mentorship Program. She has also worked as a geometry tutor.

Community work is also a passion of Escobar's. She helped build a house with Habitat for Humanity; done beach clean-ups; and volunteered at the AHRC Walk and Breast Cancer Walk.

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Last Modified 4/29/20