Portia Owusu, PhD, is currently an Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies at Texas A&M University. In 2015/16, she was a Fulbright Researcher at the University of Kansas. Her most memorable experience during that year was sitting behind Toni Morrison (her favourite writer) and eavesdropping in on her conversation with Angela Davis! The biggest impact of the Fulbright Award for her is the lifelong friends and connections made with people from around the world. Portia’s interest in the Alumni Council is to help build the Fulbright programme as diverse and inclusive community.