Erica Boden – Erica graduated from the University of Alabama with a Masters of Science in Finance, a double major in Economics and Finance, and a double minor in Mathematics and Social Innovation & Leadership. She served as a Fulbright Scholar in Silistra, Bulgaria, teaching high school English and coaching B.E.S.T – the Bulgarian English Speech and Debate Tournaments. A marathon runner and recreational writer, Erica currently works in Cincinnati as a Strategic Consultant at 84.51˚.
Natalie Chang – Natalie is Director of International Education at Ohio Dominican University, the Central Ohio Chapter’s host institution. Originally from Northern California, Natalie has lived abroad in both Denmark and South Korea and has traveled to over 20 countries. She is an advocate for international education and loves finding opportunities for domestic and international students in Central Ohio to engage in new cultural experiences. She is a lifelong Friend of Fulbright.
Diana Criclivaia – Diana is a multilingual International Tax Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Heidelberg University and University of Osnabruck, Germany. Having three degrees, a BBA, a MSc in Finance and a PhD in Economics at the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, and three postdoctorate research fellowships (2012, at the University of Groningen, Netherlands; 2013-2014, as a Fulbright Research Scholar at the University of Michigan’s Law School, US; 2015-2016, at the Warsaw School of Economics, Poland) she is applying the knowledge she acquired using an interdisciplinary approach. During her research and academic career, she has published one monograph, two manuals and more than 45 scientific articles, participated at diverse international events, lived and traveled in more than 25 countries.
Julie DePaulo – Julie received a Fulbright Fellowship while studying Japanese and religion at Ohio University. She spent her year abroad in Kumamoto, Japan, where she embraced pop culture and became a karaoke queen. Julie now lives in Columbus and works at The Ohio State University. She loves visiting local ethnic restaurants, going to cultural festival, and meeting people from abroad.
Christine O’Malley – Christine completed a Fulbright Specialist project in 2014 in Gondar, Ethiopia. She served as a liaison for The Ohio State University’s Global One Health initiative, taught a course in “Branding, Content and Social Media,” and developed an engagement plan for University of Gondar’s 60th anniversary celebration. Christine is a senior communications consultant in Ohio State’s Office of Human Resources. She is a strong believer in Fulbright’s mission of international engagement and academic exchange to help increase cultural understanding.
Phillip Wozniak – Phil is originally from Champaign, IL. He graduated from the University of Dallas with Bachelors in Biology and a Concentration in American Politics in 2015. From 2015-2017, he conducted clinical research on infections in premature infants at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was a Fulbright Research Student at Instituto de Investigación Sanitaría at the Hospital Gregorio Marañón in Madrid, Spain from 2017-2018, where his research focused on respiratory syncytial virus, congenital syphilis, and HIV. Now he is a second-year medical student at the Ohio State University College of Medicine.