Julie recently addressed a reception in honour of the 2013 Fulbright Scholars at UWA and met WA’s outstanding recipients Roxanne Moore, Dr Tiago Tomaz and Rebecca Smith.
The Fulbright Program is the largest and one of the most prestigious educational scholarship programs in the world. Since its establishment in Australia in 1949 more than 4700 scholarships have been awarded to Australians and Americans.
Tiago is going to the University of Illinois for a year to further his research in crop improvement through genomics, Roxanne will undertake a Master of Laws, specialising in public international law and human rights law; and Rebecca is heading to the Manhattan School of Music to undertake a two year Master of Music Degree.
Julie said a highlight of the reception was Rebecca’s performance of her own musical composition with Dr Jonathan Paget (pictured with Julie and Fulbright Commission Board Chair Professor Steven Schwartz).