MFA alum awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship

MFA alum awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship

Chelsea Lebron, MFA in Fiction '24, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Spain, one of the most competitive Spanish-speaking ETA programs. She will work as a teaching assistant at Universidad de La Laguna (ULL) in the Canary Islands with two other Fulbright grantees. During her time at George Mason University, she researched cultural ghost stories throughout South America as a 2022 Cheuse Center MFA Travel Fellow. While in the Canary Islands, Chelsea plans to continue writing while learning about Spanish folklore and history.

Alongside teaching English, she plans to run community creative writing workshops in her host country emphasizing folklore, ghosts, and monsters. As she continues to hone her Spanish skills, Chelsea's ultimate dream is to help bilingual Hispanic writers craft stories that find the bridge between Spanish and English without sacrificing their voice. She hopes her time in Spain will push her closer to her goal of teaching creative writing workshops to incarcerated bilingual writers.