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June 22, 2007
CONTACT: Amy Lunday

Redondo Beach Resident Jason Lee Wins Fulbright

Redondo Beach, Calif., resident Jason Lee, who received his Johns Hopkins University undergraduate degree in neuroscience with a minor in business on May 17, has been awarded a grant from the Fulbright Student Program for the 2007-2008 academic year. He is one of 17 Johns Hopkins students and graduates so far this year to receive a Fulbright grant, one of the most prestigious awards in academia.

Lee, 21, will travel to South Korea with a Fulbright teaching assistantship to teach English in a secondary school while learning conversational Korean. He also plans to become involved either in medical research or volunteer work at a hospital. Lee has been accepted to the medical school at University of California, Los Angeles, but has deferred for a year to learn more about his Korean heritage.

"I'm Korean, but I don't speak any of the language," he said. "This is an opportunity to go there and learn more about the culture." He also hopes to learn more about Asian medicine and acupuncture, he said.

Created in 1946, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of people, knowledge and skills. The program awards approximately 1,000 grants annually and currently operates in more than 140 countries. Successful U.S. applicants utilize their grants to undertake self- designed programs in a broad range of disciplines including the social sciences, business, communication, performing arts, physical sciences, engineering and education.

Lee's parents, Kevin and Janice Lee, reside in Redondo Beach. For more information on the Fulbright program, go to www.iie.org.

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