This year’s 2018-19 UC Davis Humphrey Fellows volunteered in the community, traveled to Washington D.C. and various states for meetings at public and private agencies, gave class and community presentations, attended forums and conferences, and networked and collaborated with professionals.
Shafat Sultan, from India, spent the 2013-14 academic year at UC Davis for professional development and collaboration through the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program at UC Davis. The following details memories of his time in the U.S. and at UC Davis.
Hailing from Mexico’s Instituto Tecnologico del Valle de Oaxaca (ITVO), plant biologist Javier Lopez-Baltazar first came to UC Davis in 2010 as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar to research alongside UC Davis scientists—the start of a life-changing experience.
Elsa Andrea Brugnoli is a research assistant in the Agriculture College at Northeast National University in Corrientes, Argentina and spent September through December 2017 at the University of California, Davis, on a Fulbright scholarship.
Rovshan Abbasov, from Khazar University in Azerbaijan, spent the 2010-11 academic year in the United States on a Fulbright scholarship. The following details memories of his time in the U.S. and at UC Davis.
UC Davis School of Education Dean Lauren Lindstrom will serve as a Fulbright Specialist in the area of education for a three-year appointment and will utilize her diverse and award-winning research area expertise.
Pedro Luis Borges Chaffe, an associate professor of hydrology from Brazil, reflects upon his Fulbright Scholar experience working with UC Davis Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Geoffrey Schladow on the changing hydrology of streams in the Lake Tahoe basin.
Nihal Buzkan of Turkey is savoring her time in the vineyards and labs at UC Davis like she would a good wine. A professor of grapevine pathology at Kahramanmaras Sutcu Iman University, she is among the 15 scholars from 10 countries who are researching and teaching at UC Davis through the Fulbright Program.
Global Affairs Director of Global Professional Programs reflects on her experiences in Bhutan—in the past as a Fulbright Scholar and in the present as a Global Affairs Seed Grant awardee—and looks ahead to the future as she will be bringing the inaugural cohort of UC Davis students to study abroad there.