The Fulbright has been a transformative experience for me, both personally and professionally. The most compelling impact on me was my involvement with the academic community and the extended professional community in the education area. I have met and talked with people all the way from schools to boards of education, academic associations, and other professionals. These encounters have expanded my worldview both personally but also professionally. One thing I know for sure is that I can no longer teach the same way I used to, I can no longer think the same way I used to, I can no longer behave and act the same way I used to towards my students, my colleagues, and my country people. This experience has been catalytic in inspiring me to emulate some of the ideas I came across in my host institution and country back home.
Education, Illinois State University, Normal
2013-2014 Fulbright Visiting Scholar