Thu. Mar 30th, 2023

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Representing California’s 47th Congressional District
MEDIA CONTACT: Adrienne Watson 202-309-0825


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47) today congratulated three local students who were selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship Award. Leslie Chanthaphasouk of Santa Ana, Dan Burk of Irvine and Marcella Khelif of Irvine have been selected to be Fulbright Scholars for their academic excellence in each of their chosen fields of study. Ms. Chanthaphasouk received an English Teaching Assistantship in Laos, Mr. Burk received a grant to study law in Germany and Mrs. Khelif received a grant to study political science in Korea.

“Congratulations to Leslie, Dan and Marcella on this enormous achievement,” said Sanchez. “From Laos to Germany to South Korea, these talented students will represent Orange County and make us proud as they teach and conduct research. The Fulbright scholarship is highly competitive and I’m pleased our community has produced such exceptional students!”

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. It was established by Congress in 1946 to help build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the rest of the world. The program offers opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, and teaching in schools worldwide.

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez is proud to represent California’s 47th Congressional District, which includes the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and parts of Fullerton in Orange County. She serves as Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces and a senior member of the Committee on Homeland Security. Rep. Sanchez is also a member of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition and sits on the bipartisan, bicameral Joint Economic Committee.

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