I’m the Treasurer of the National Capital Area Chapter of the Fulbright Association, the local organisation for Fulbright alums. We contribute significantly to advocacy efforts for the Fulbright Program, the United States’ primary international academic exchange programme, and organise cultural and social events for local alumni. My role as Treasurer has taught me to think strategically, especially concerning budgets and spending patterns, which I find surprisingly enjoyable! I’ve also learned some important lessons in diplomacy – money is a touchy subject.