Falls Church native Camila Moscoso, who is a 2016 graduate of Lafayette College, was won a spot in the Fulbright program, a prestigious, life-changing fellowship that provides funds for study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. She is a graduate of J.E.B. Stuart High School.
Moscoso, who was a double major in biology and international affairs, will travel and teach English to children in Venezuela. The trip is a homecoming of sorts for Moscoso. Her mother is Venezuelan, and she took frequent visits there as a child to see her grandparents. She hasn’t been back to Venezuela since her extended family emigrated to the U.S. years ago and is looking forward to giving back to the community she once knew as a child.
“I just love the idea of helping people,” she says. Health care is “so important. It’s a general human right…Service has been my way to form strong connections in a community, and I plan to utilize service to strengthen my roots in Venezuela.”
Moscoso hopes to pursue a future in public health. At the end of the year, she plans to begin her master’s degree in public policy and a Ph.D. in public health. She is one of two students from Lafayette selected for the Fulbright program.