Rafael Brochado, Master’s student, The University of Central Florida
2018 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar – A City Reinvented: Building an Innovation Ecosystem in St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
After my Fulbright Enrichment Seminar in St. Louis, I came back home with 130 new friends from over 75 countries and more determination than ever. I am humbled to have met so many brilliant people there. From the folding of the building blocks of life, to the motion of the giants in the sky, the Fulbright family remains focused on the pursuit of a clearer and more inspiring tomorrow, and I am proud and incredibly grateful to be part of such an optimistic group. I think the most memorable moment for me was when I had the opportunity to volunteer at The Little Bit Foundation, sorting goods for little kids in need. I am more than happy and willing to give back in any way I can. I cannot express enough gratitude for all that Fulbright has done for me. It is with great joy that I will continue to carry out meaningful work for the duration of my stay in the U.S. and for the subsequent years upon returning home, hoping I can someday justify Fulbright’s investment and vote of confidence. Thank you.