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Leah Goodridge

Supervising Attorney, MFY Legal Services
United States
Leah Goodridge's Gilman Scholarship program helped inspire her focus on vulnerable populations, leading to her establishing a nonprofit organization in the Dominican Republic and working to provide legal help for underserved community members in New York City.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program United Kingdom Western HemisphereUnited States
A Garden of Hope in Taiwan

Chi Hui-Jung

CEO, Garden of Hope Foundation
Chi Hui-Jung's IVLP experience lead her to expand the reach of the Garden of Hope Foundation, a Taiwanese organization under Ms. Chi's leadership dedicated to preventing and decreasing sexual and domestic violence toward women and children, while aiming to provide a safe and friendly environment for survivors.
International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Taiwan Western HemisphereUnited States
Increasing Access to Emergency Services in Sri Lanka

Chamara Ekanayaka

CERT-Youth, Founder
Sri Lanka
Since returning to Sri Lanka after his Fulbright program, Chamara has become an active alumni member who leads by example and continues to volunteer his time, knowledge, and resources to communities, NGOs, and government institutions that are in need of his expertise on emergency medical techniques and disaster management.
Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program Western HemisphereUnited States
Citizen Diplomacy Beyond the Wall

Jeffery Wood

2015 Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow
United States
When Jeffrey Wood first traveled to China from Washington, D.C. as a high school student, he could not have imagined that his study abroad journey would lead to an interview with First Lady Michelle Obama.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program East Asia and the PacificChina
National Security Language Initiative for Youth East Asia and the PacificChina
Expanding Access to MOOCs in Ukraine

Oleksii Molchanovskyi

Founder, Prometheus MOOC Platform
Inspired by the online classes he observed during his Fulbright exchange at Georgia Tech in 2013, Oleksii Molchanovskyi founded Prometheus the first homegrown Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) platform in Ukraine.
Fulbright Program Europe and EurasiaUkraine
TechWoman Inspires Young Girls in Tunisia

Amel Ghouila

Bioinformatics Researcher
Upon her return to Tunisia after the TechWomen exchange program, Amel Ghouila paid the experience forward by mentoring young girls in the international Technovation competition and continues to promote STEM education in her community.
TechWomen Western HemisphereUnited States


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