Germantown Academy alumna Tesa Pribitkin '16 is spending nine months in Madrid, Spain as a Fulbright Scholar where she is serving as an English teaching assistant at la Universidad Camilo José Cela. One of her primary responsibilities is to teach English to college students.
"I've always known I wanted to spend time abroad, and this was a perfect opportunity to combine my interest in teaching with my dream of immersing myself in a Spanish speaking culture," said Pribiktin. "This past year, I served as an AmeriCorps member through City Year at a Chicago public school and had the chance to work with several Spanish speaking middle schoolers, which definitely attributed to my desire to teach for another year. I was honored to get accepted into the program and I actually received the acceptance email on my birthday, so not a bad gift!"
Pribitkin, a 2020 graduate of the University of Chicago, noted that she is eager to work both on her Spanish language skills and immerse herself in the Spanish culture.
Here at GA, Pribitkin was inducted into the French Honor Society (Société Honoraire de Français) and the Spanish Honor Society (Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica). She notes that she learned plenty from Upper School Spanish Teacher/Modern Language Department Co-Chair Carol Ayers 1760 and her mom, Upper School Spanish Teacher Yvette Márquez.
Pribitkin is not sure what her plans are after Madrid, but she is open to pursuing a career in education. She is also interested in public relations and journalism.