Nancy Sayre

Colorado Chapter President

Nancy has been a Fulbright Association member since 2020.

When and where did your Fulbright take place? What did you do during your grant year?

I was a Fulbright Senior Scholar to Madrid, Spain in 2020. I taught Digital Health Technology to graduate students at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid.

How has your Fulbright experience impacted your life and career?

My commitment to global activities sharing knowledge and friendship has grown tremendously. Now, I work with two Denver-based international organizations – one philanthropic group supporting impoverished women entrepreneurs around the globe and one community group engaged in education and cross-cultural exchange. I continue my Spanish lessons and have mentored three students from South America. My book club has sponsored refugee families from Syria and Afghanistan. Also, I teach visiting international graduate students at the University of Denver about the health care system in the United States.

What is your most memorable experience as a Fulbright Association member?

Speaking to college students about their motivation and rationale for seeking a Fulbright scholarship is endearing.  Their enthusiasm for unity, a cleaner planet, and a kinder world gives me much hope for the future.

Have you met any Fulbright alumni as a Fulbright Association member?

I joined the Board of the Colorado Fulbright Association, and when the Fulbrighters had an annual luncheon, over 30 countries were represented.  Subsequently, I became the President of the Colorado Fulbright Association and have connected with program administrators and potential applicants. I was surprised that colleges in remote, mountainous areas of Colorado have had several Fulbright participants as well.

One interesting note about my family: my daughter-in-law, Abby Miller, was a Fulbright Senior ETA at SENA, the National Training Center in Neiva, Colombia and lived there with my son, Matt, at the same time as I did my Fulbright in Spain.

Nancy Sayre
Nancy in Madrid
Nancy in Madrid