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Published 03/13/17

Tiffany Venmahavong '17: Poised to make a contribution to Southeast Asian development

Tiffany Venmahavong '18

Major: International Business
Minor: Marketing, Chinese
Hometown: Woonsocket, RI
Path: Bryant Scholar seeking Fulbright Award to make a difference

“I am highly motivated and quick to adapt,” says Tiffany Venmahavong ’17, a member of the Bryant Scholars program. “I always look for opportunities to broaden my views, develop my skills, and understand business as a whole.”

Designed to engage and support outstanding students who are dedicated to excellence in scholarship, the Bryant Scholars program provided Venmahavong with guidance to complete her application for a prestigious Fulbright Scholar award.

"My motivation to pursue this scholarship comes from a deep interest in cultures, languages, and ... improving people’s lives."

“My motivation to pursue this scholarship comes from a deep interest in cultures, languages, and most of all, improving people’s lives,” she says. After visiting Laos, “I realized the shocking disparity in quality of life. My parents, both being refugees and immigrants, encourage me to maintain our Laotian heritage while engaging in different cultures and beliefs. They have supported me to become the first in our family to attend university.”

After graduation, Venmahavong plans to leverage her Bryant experience and global perspective by pursuing a postgraduate degree in international development, sustainable development, and/or international business law.

“From my perspective, education is one of the most important drivers of economic growth. Through the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Scholarship, I believe I can make an important contribution to the development of Southeast Asian communities."