As an advocate for social justice, Christie Gilson ’98 was thrilled to be nominated earlier this year by President Barack Obama to serve three years on the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

A recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship herself, she studied higher education for students with disabilities in Hong Kong during 2006. Gilson, who is blind, is an assistant professor of education at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

She teaches English to blind adults in China using Voice over IP (VoIP), and has mentored youth with disabilities not only across the U.S. but in Germany, Hong Kong, Spain, Singapore, and Taiwan.