ANU student and Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship 2010 winner Krista Clews De Castella discusses her award and studies.
Krista's research explores the way fears and false beliefs lead to negative self-fulfilling prophecies, and student disengagement. The aim of her project is to identify strategies and interventions aimed at breaking the cycle of failure avoidance; ultimately raising achievement, resiliency, and students sense of control over challenges in their lives.
Krista is the daughter of 1985 World Champion Triathlete, Gayelene Clews and former Australian of the Year and World Champion marathon runner Robert De Castella.
The prestigious Fulbright program is the largest educational scholarship of its kind, created by U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright and the U.S. Government in 1946. Aimed at promoting mutual understanding through educational exchange, it operates between the U.S. and 155 countries.
Krista is one of 25 talented Australians, and 19 Americans to be recognised as a Fulbright Scholar in 2010. Applications for Fulbright Scholarships in 2011 open on 1 June, visit www.fulbright.com.au