Most recently, Baldwin participated in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences’ Study Abroad in Ireland Program in May 2013. She visited clinical, educational, and research centers in Belfast and Dublin to learn about international approaches to the disciplines of audiology, dietetics, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, and sports medicine.

Baldwin’s honors and distinctions include induction into Pitt’s Outside the Classroom Curriculum Honorary Society as well as the Phi Eta Sigma Collegiate National Honors Society. She also holds memberships in the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association and the American Sign Language Club.

During the nomination process for the Pickering Fellowship, Baldwin was guided by Pitt’s University Honors College, which assists students with preparing application materials and developing interviewing skills for national scholarship competitions. Since 1995, Pitt students have won four Rhodes Scholarships, six Marshall Scholarships, five Truman Scholarships, and 41 Goldwater scholarships, among other awards like the Pickering Fellowship.

The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. It is named in honor of Thomas R. Pickering, who held the rank of Career Ambassador, the highest rank in the U.S. Foreign Service, and was U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 1989 to 1992. He also served as U.S. Ambassador to Jordan, Nigeria, El Salvador, Israel, India, and the Russian Federation, finishing his diplomatic career in 2000 as U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs.


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