Student Profile
Eleanor Patten
Political Science, Business Administration, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, D'Amore-McKim School of Business
Eleanor Patten
  • Fulbright Scholarship 2019
    A year abroad for U.S. citizens engaged in cultural exchange, study, research, or teaching English in one of over 140 Fulbright-eligible countries.


A talented communicator and critical thinker, Eleanor displays a genuine enthusiasm for learning, a deep commitment to serving others, and a remarkable capacity to motivate regardless of cultural and economic conditions. She worked independently in poor communities with language barriers and cultural challenges in Guatemala and in South Africa, where she helped impoverished microentrepreneurs identify opportunities for improving their lives. As a Fulbright English teaching assistant, she wants to collaborate with local educational nonprofits or businesses to see if they can adopt social enterprise approaches to help improve a larger population. Upon returning to the U.S., Eleanor hopes to aid disadvantaged populations through high-quality education with a dream to create her own education-based social enterprise that works to reform existing education policy.