Elizabeth Hunsaker is a Sociology major with a minor in Asian Studies from the Chicago suburbs. A recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman scholarship to study in China, Elizabeth credits her previous study abroad experience and careful application preparation for making her a competitive candidate. At the time of her application, Elizabeth had three years of undergraduate Chinese experience and had previously studied in Nanjing, China for four months. She believes that her academic and study abroad experience abroad demonstrated her ability to be a successful Gilman candidate. Additionally, Elizabeth began writing her scholarship essays two months before the deadline giving her ample time to write multiple drafts and get feedback from her professors. One of Elizabeth’s best undergraduate experiences was helping BYU’s Students for International Development put on their annual Hunger Banquet. After graduation she hopes to get an entry-level position at an NGO and is considering graduate school. Elizabeth is also a recipient of the Mary Lou Fulton Chair Internship Grant.