A Year in the Fulbright Life: Mirna’s Story

For the next year, Fulbright MENA will be showcasing a handful of students as they study in the United States with their new series, A Year in the Fulbright Life. Each month, spotlighted students will share an update as they continue on their Fulbright journey.

August 2017

Two Fulbrighters at the Grand Canyon

Mirna traveled with another Fulbrighter from Egpyt who she met during her Pre-Academic program in Summer 2016.

Mirna in Las Vegas

“Having the chance to travel and discover places you used to only see in movies is just mind blowing. But nothing is better than having a Fulbrighter to be your travel buddy.”

Mirna in front of the Hollywood sign in California

Mirna says that after her travels, she’s ready for school to start. Good luck as you begin classes!

September 2017

We also had the chance to do an Escape Room! We got out!

October 2017

Mirna and her lab-mates at the Celebrate Science Indiana event

November 2017

“This month I went on a field trip to the Indiana Supreme Court with my classmates in the Law & Forensics course. The definition of forensics is the application of science to serve criminal justice. Thus, as a forensics student, it is very important to learn about the legal issues in forensics because we will be testifying in court as expert witnesses. Our professor, who is also a judge in the court of Appeals in Indiana, organized a visit to the Supreme Court where we got the chance to attend a few trials and learn more about the legislative system.”

December 2017

January 2018

I also was lucky to meet Dr. John M. Butler, the leading expert on forensic DNA profiling. He has written several textbooks on forensic DNA typing. He also received many awards for serving the forensic community. He is a role model for me and I plan to be like him in the future.

February 2018

March 2018

Mirna with the photo contest entries

April 2018

May 2018

Mirna is from Lebanon and is a second-year Master’s student at Indiana University-Purdue in Indianapolis. She is studying Forensic Sciences.

Follow updates from Mirna and other Fulbright students on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Check back here every month for more updates on the blog and Medium Series to see what Mirna does this year!

Read more Fulbright stories here.



Fulbright Foreign Student Program in MENA blog. Sponsored by U.S. Dept of State. https://www.amideast.org/our-work/find-a-scholarship/graduate-study/fulbright

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