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Congratulations to Abby McBride, ’12, for winning a 2017-18 Fulbright/National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship. A longtime sketch biologist who explores nature and science through art and stories, Abby will use her fellowship to travel to New Zealand to sketch endangered sea birds and tell the stories of species preservation efforts.

The Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship was launched in 2013 as a new component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. It sends U.S. citizens abroad to engage in an academic year of digital storytelling projects in up to three countries on globally significant themes. This Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society.

You can read Abby’s work on seabirds at National Geographic and check out her illustration, video, and other written work at Follow her online @sketchbiologist.