Arrival of the American Fulbrighters 2018-19 to Denmark – Arrival of the Danish Fulbrighters 2018-19 in the USA

The 2018-19 U.S. Fulbright grantees to Denmark have arrived. On August 30th and 31st, the Danish-American Fulbright Commission hosted an Arrival Orientation to make sure the grantees hit the ground running. The orientation was concluded with a reception where members of the Commission’s board participated and had a chance to meet and interact with the new grantees. For a list of the American Fulbrighters see here. And in these weeks many of the Danish Fulbrighters to the USA are arriving over there. For a list see here.

U.S. Fulbright students Mandy Salmon and Kirby Parnell

Two of the new students are Mandy Salmon and Kirby Parnell.

Mandy recently graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. At the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University, she will be researching an alternative treatment for atrial fibrillation while gaining insight on the Danish health care system. In this article, you can learn more about Mandy and the Fulbright project she will carry out before she will return to the U.S. to attend Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Kirby is a graduate of University of California, Santa Cruz, where she studied Ocean Sciences. Affiliated with the Department of Biology at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Kirby will split her time between SDU, where she will attend classes as a guest student, and the Marine Biological Center in the town of Kerteminde. The objective of her grant is to conduct research on harbor seal communication and reproductive behavior. In this article, you can learn more about Kirby and her fascination with marine science.