Alumni Ambassadors

Fulbright Ambassador Program

For more than 70 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 Columbia University
Baker, Adria South Korea Linguistics Rice University
Breckenridge, Stan Poland Music California State University-Fullerton
Caristi, Dom Greece, Slovenia Communications Ball State University
Danico, Mary Yu South Korea Sociology California Polytechnic State University-Pomona
Hale, Daris Tanzania Music Texas State University
Keresztesi, Rita Burkina Faso English University of Oklahoma
Litvin, Stephen Canada Business Administration College of Charleston
Louderback, Pamela United Kingdom Education Northeastern State University
Maddox Toungara, Jeanne Cote d'Ivoire History - Fulbright-Hays Research Award Howard University
Polkinghorn, Brian Israel Sociology Salisbury University
Sajko, Brian Taiwan Theater Stephens College
Sasaki, Charles Germany, Russia International Education Administrator Seminar Windward Community College
Silva, Adelina Russia Education/Administration Alamo Colleges
Standerfer, Christina Albania Communication University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service
Tompkins, Perry Ecuador Physics Southwest Baptist University
Vulinec, Kevina Brazil Environmental Sciences Delaware State University
Waters, Karen India Language and Literature Marymount University
Werbel, Amy China Area Studies Fashion Institute of Technology