Mr. Sean Mills
Specialization: Education
Home institution in US: Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon
Host Institution in India: Navyug School Peshwa Road, New Delhi  
Start date/Month in India: 26 June 2012
Duration of grant: 9 months

Brief Bio:
Mr. Sean Mills has a B.A. from Pacific University, Oregon with majors in political science and economics. In 2011, he interned in Washington, D.C. for the U.S. Senate and wrote two respective theses on sustainable development and education reform in the U.S. In 2010, studies at Pacific University led him to work on a Navajo reservation, study in Kenya and take an independent study in India that would inspire him to become a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant. Mr. Mills teaches Tae Kwon Do, is an NCAA soccer athlete and works for the Forest Grove Community School as a tutor. Reading, writing, exercise and meeting new people are his most enjoyable pastimes. Following his Fulbright fellowship, he plans to enter graduate school to study public administration and international relations.

Mr. Mills’ Fulbright research project, “U.S.-India Diplomatic History: Understanding the Past, Present, and Future of Relations between the World’s Largest Democracies,” will examine the diplomatic history and relations between the U.S. and India. Specifically, he hopes to study how large democracies like the U.S. and India can work to soothe the impacts of growth and strengthen diplomacy and intellectual exchange between the two countries.