Fulbright Stories

Nurturing Future Generations Through Science Education

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Eugene Mutimura
2006 Visiting Scholar from Rwanda
Known in Rwanda as a mentor and prolific researcher, Dr. Eugene Mutimura advocates for his country’s development of science, technology, and education. While his scientific research is notable, Dr. Mutimura’s contributions to promoting young scientists and the growth of Rwanda’s scientific infrastructure are equally impressive.
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Expanding Horizons Through Internationalization: Increasing Access to Global Opportunities

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Mildred García
2011 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program for Presidents to Jordan and Oman, 2017 Fulbright International Education Administrator (IEA) Seminar to France

A first-generation college graduate, Dr. García was raised in Brooklyn, New York, by parents who migrated from Puerto Rico to work in factories and provide a better life for their family. They emphasized the importance of education, telling Dr.

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Interpreting Musical Complexities Through the Head and the Heart

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Kristina Jacobsen
2019 U.S. Scholar to Italy
Dr. Kristina Jacobsen is a multi-talented cultural anthropologist and singer-songwriter who explores cultural identity through music. She is best-known for her work with the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, where she spent two-and-a-half years singing and playing steel guitar with country-western bands.
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Raising a Fist for Equality, On and Off the Track

Lee Evans at 1968 Olympics in Mexico City
Lee Evans
1986 U.S. Scholar to Cameroon
At the 1968 Summer Olympic Games, after winning two gold medals and setting a world record, Lee Evans participated in one of the most famous displays of activism in Olympic history. On the medal podium, Evans donned a black beret and raised his fist in the Black Power salute.
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Empowering All Students Through Inclusion

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Mona Khoury-Kassabri
2002 Visiting Scholar from Israel
Dr. Mona Khoury-Kassabri is a history maker. Her continued role in academics and administration at Hebrew University, informed by her Fulbright Visiting Scholar experience at the University of Chicago, empowers underrepresented communities through education.
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Far Beyond the Lab: Decoding Our Future with Climate Change

Andrea Dutton in lab
Andrea Dutton
2020 U.S. Scholar to New Zealand
In her own opinion, Dr. Dutton is less of a scientist and more of an “earth detective.” As an undergraduate music major, she could never have imagined herself, 30 years later, as a renowned sea level and climate change expert, and the recipient of back-to-back Fulbright and MacArthur Foundation Fellowship awards.
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