For Immediate Release: March 27, 2007
Contact: Marsha Nishi Mullan
Senior Veronica Chao Lim Wins
Prestigious Fulbright Grant
Veronica Chao Lim of Princeton Junction, N.J., a senior at Swarthmore College, has been named a Fulbright Grantee for 2007. The daughter of Vivian and John Lim, she is a 2003 graduate of West-Windsor Plainsboro High School South. Lim is one of three Swarthmore seniors to have won the Fulbright Grant this year. Nabil Khan of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and Tracy Kwon of Bethesda, Md., have also received Fulbright Grants thus far.
Lim will use her grant to travel to Beijing, China, and surrounding areas to study the differences in public health distribution with respect to childbirth practices. She hopes to compare traditional midwifery practices in the countryside outside Beijing proper with the medicalization of childbirth by ob/gyn physicians in urban hospital settings. Upon her return, Lim plans to be able to work with immigrant communities in the United States through the provision of accessible clinical healthcare and the conduct of public health research.
At Swarthmore, Lim designed her own major, a special major in Immigrant Studies, and designed her study abroad program focusing on migration from Mexico to the U.S. She has also been active with the Intercultural Center.
Administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards full research grants to graduating seniors and young alumni after an extensive application process. Recipients receive a stipend to cover housing and living expenses.