Alumni Ambassadors

Fulbright Ambassador Program

For more than 65 years, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), a division of the Institute of International Education, has served as the collaborating agency for the U.S. Department of State in administering the Fulbright Scholar Program. The worldwide success and stellar reputation of the Fulbright Scholars Program has been built on the talent, commitment and professionalism of scholars who have served as Fulbrighters at universities and research institutions in more than 155 countries.

We recognize the passion Fulbright scholars bring to their work and the tremendous difference they've made in American academia. As a result, we are expanding our outreach efforts to the higher education community across the United States by engaging Fulbright Scholar alumni in our outreach.  Fulbright Ambassadors serve as official representatives of the Fulbright Scholar program at the events for which they are selected.

Emeriti have completed their appointments as official representatives of the Fulbright Scholar program.

Alumni Ambassadors

Namesort descending Countries Discipline Institution
Allegrante, John Iceland Public/Global Health and Specialist Program Columbia University
Ariza, Eileen N. Whelan Mexico TEFL Florida Atlantic University
Bergey , Liz Thailand Biological Sciences University of Oklahoma
Bus, Kenneth Germany International Education Administrator Seminar Glendale Community College, Arizona
Caristi, Dom Greece, Slovenia Communications Ball State University
Ehrman, Sheryl India Engineering University of Maryland, College Park
Hale, Daris Tanzania Music Texas State University-San Marcos
Larsen, Anna Argentina Chemistry Ithaca College
Odell, Dawn China Art History Lewis and Clark College
Quacinella, Lucy Rwanda Law and Specialist Program (Attorney-at-Law) Independent Scholar/Unaffiliated
Sajko, Brian Taiwan Theater Nebraska Methodist College
Sasaki, Charles Germany, Russia International Education Administrator Seminar Kapi'olani Community College
Stasinopoulos, John Russia Education and Linguistics College of Dupage
Toungara, Jeanne Cote d'Ivoire History - Fulbright-Hays Research Award Howard University
Vonk, Matthew Nicaragua Physics and Astronomy University of Wisconsin - River Falls
Wallace, Charles Chile Computer Science Michigan Technological University
Waters, Karen India Language and Literature Marymount University