More than 400,000 people from all backgrounds — recent graduates, teachers, scientists and researchers, musicians, artists, and more — have embarked on Fulbright experiences and come away with enhanced skills, new connections, and greater global understanding. Each month of the 75th Anniversary year will feature notable Fulbrighters who have made an impact on the world. Read their stories below.
Often referred to as a “social innovation champion,” Dr. Diana Wells has used her many international experiences to positively impact under-resourced communities by fostering social entrepreneurship and changemaking. “Fulbright certainly did have an impact on my career and trajectory.”
Her Excellency Dame Ivy Dumont’s passion for learning and forging connections is evident in her service to the people of the Bahamas, and in her own personal journey as a wife, mother, teacher, public servant, Fulbright alumna, author, and the first woman to serve as Governor-General of the Bahamas. Genuine leadership, in her words, is “an attitude of the heart.”
Fulbright produces leaders who strive to make a positive impact on their communities. In some cases, Fulbright alumni like Rishi Sunak lead through public service with the goal of finding solutions to complex challenges at the local, national, and international level.
Amar Bose is a Fulbright alumnus and a household name. Like so many Fulbrighters, he used his intellect, observations, and understanding of what brings people together to make advances which improve the lives and the listening experience of people across the globe.
When asked to describe her Fulbright experience in one word, Jenné Nurse unequivocally replies: “transformational.” Today, Nurse is a champion of education and equity for all Virginia students.
Revolutionizing 20th-century medicine, Rosalyn Yalow, Ph.D. was driven to discovery. Born in 1921 in the South Bronx, New York, she eventually became the second American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. That same year, she received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar award to Portugal.