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Recent Hunter Graduate Wins Fulbright for Her Research in Brazil

Noa Krawczyk '12, a graduate of the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter, has won a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research on public health programs in Brazil. 

"I am so honored to be selected for this amazing opportunity," Krawczyk said after receiving the news. "The Fulbright award provides recognition for my research and will allow me to pursue my interests on an international level."

The daughter of Argentinean parents, Krawczyk grew up in Israel and New York. At Hunter, she graduated summa cum laude with a major in biology and a minor in history, and was a salutatorian of the Class of 2012.

As an undergraduate, Krawezyk spent a summer in Brazil volunteering at a community organization that serves homeless and at-risk youth in Rio de Janeiro. After commencement, she returned to Rio to pursue a public-health research internship through the Mount Sinai International Exchange Program for Minority Students.

Krawczyk will spend her Fulbright year surveying current drug-treatment options and how well they meet the needs of drug users.

"I truly hope this project will bring us one step closer towards reducing the stigma associated with mental health and drug use and developing more humane and effective treatment programs around the world," said Krawczyk, who plans to earn a doctorate in public health when she returns from Brazil.

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