Two Fulbright alums, Linsey Marr and Amber Wutich, have been named 2023 MacArthur Fellows.
Linsey Marr, an environmental engineering professor at Virginia Tech University, has been recognized for her work as an environmental engineer who protects public health through researching indoor and outdoor air quality and the transmission of airborne pathogens. As a 2017 Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Taiwan, Marr investigated the potential for long-distance transport of the flu virus.
Amber Wutich, an anthropologist who directs the Center for Global Health at Arizona State University, has been recognized for documenting communities facing water insecurity, illustrating the cultural norms and social infrastructure that emerge to address the inadequate resource. Her research builds upon the early work she completed as a 2003 Fulbright U.S. Student to Bolivia, where she researched social responses to water scarcity in Cochabamba.
Their outstanding achievements demonstrate the impact that Fulbrighters make in their disciplines, benefitting both local and global communities. Marr and Wutich join the list of 80 Fulbright alums who have been named MacArthur fellows.