A Year in the Fulbright Life: Jennifer’s Story

For the next year, Fulbright MENA will be showcasing a handful of students as they study in the United States with their new series, A Year in the Fulbright Life. Each month, spotlighted students will share an update as they continue on their Fulbright journey.

August 2017

Jennifer was lucky enough to see the lunar eclipse during her first week of orientation at Washington University in Saint Louis!

“We modeled an eclipse box viewed from cardboard on August 21st with the help of Mr. Jonathan Stitelman (Visiting Professor).

Then we went to the University Park to observe the eclipse. It was a once in a life experience!”


September 2017

I had my first presentation at the Same Fox School of Design at Washington University in St. Louis! The project, “Positive Rupture,” was about mapping and analyzing metropolitan cities in the United States and their connectivity with a focus on the “hyperloop,” a new high speed transportation system that is currently under testing.

Jennifer presenting her first project of the school year

I also attended a fun, interactive, dynamic and intensive workshop called “Informal Cities,” which looked at an informal settlement in South Africa called “Kalatchi” which I hope to bring what I learned into my studies this year. It’s been a great start to my studies!


Jennifer is a first-year Fulbrighter from Lebanon working on her master’s in Urban Design. She’s currently a student at Washington University in Saint Louis.

Follow updates from Jennifer and other Fulbright students on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Check back here every month for more updates on the blog and Medium Series to see what Jennifer does this year!

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