The Fulbright Program is the United States’ flagship international exchange programme. I’ve been extremely fortunate to benefit from Fulbright support during my PhD. I’m committed to furthering Senator Fulbright’s mission of promoting peace and international understanding through academic exchange, and since 2015 I have done so by volunteering for the Board of Directors of the local Fulbright alumni organisation.

I’m the President 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. As President, I’m hoping to expand NCAC’s advocacy efforts and transition into an initiative-based organisation, while continuing to provide programming that expands our members’ horizons in terms of cultural experience, social networks, and professional development.