In her words
I graduated on May 23, 2007 from the U. S. Coast Guard Academy (CGA) with B.S. degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Operations Research and was the only double major in my graduating class. The reason I applied for the Fulbright Scholarship was to support its mission to create "a mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries." I chose to study in Sweden because I would be able to study mathematics, in English, and be able to connect with the Swedish government to learn how this maritime nation performs search and rescue.
During my ten months in Sweden, I was able to earn a Masters of Science in Mathematical Modeling and Simulation from Blekinge Institute of Technology in the small naval town of Karlskrona. In addition to my classwork, I worked with the Swedish government to study their search and rescue organizational system. Moreover, I was able to participate in two search and rescue conferences at the World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö. These conferences emphasized international cooperation on technological advancements in the search and rescue field. There were representatives from the U.S., South Africa, India, Japan, U.K., Germany, Norway, Sweden, and Canada. The Fulbright Scholarship allowed me to experience another culture while studying mathematics and tobetter understand how other countries model their coast guards after the United States. I am very proud to be an American Fulbright Scholarship recipient.