Joining the Fulbright Team in 2018, Christian Gillespie coordinates programs and events, including the Fulbright Association’s Travel Program, and supports the Fulbright community through maintaining and promoting the Fulbright membership network. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Christian attended university at Loyola University Chicago where he received a B.A. in English with a minor in Computer Science. Christian’s interest and passion for international education stems from previous positions working at educational non-profits with diverse cultural populations in the city of Chicago, as well as his experience as an alum of the JET (Japan Exchange Teacher) Program. Through JET, he lived and worked in Hirosaki, Aomori in Japan for three years as a high school English language instructor.