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Fulbright Commission Staff

Dr Dara FitzGerald

Executive Director
Email: info@fulbright.ie
Phone: 01.6607670

Dara is the Executive Director. He has a BSc and PhD in Biology & IT from Maynooth University and University College Cork, and has worked in IT and biomedical applications for 20 years. Dara has founded and headed up a number of companies and he acted as the US Federal Liaison for Enterprise Ireland in Washington DC and Dublin.

Ms Emma Loughney

Communications Manager
Email: emma.loughney@fulbright.ie
Phone: 01.6607670

Emma is the Communications Manager and an EducationUSA Advisor. She has a BA in Italian & Archaeology from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in Cultural Policy & Arts Management from University College Dublin. Emma has worked in Communications and Project Management for over 10 years, she spent time working in New York before joining the Fulbright Commission in June 2014. She is Co-organiser of TEDxFulbrightDublin.

Ms Paula Melvin

Awards Manager
Email: paula.melvin@fulbright.ie
Phone: 01.6607670

Paula is the Awards Programme Manager. In September 2018 Paula presented the Commission’s Irish Language activities in the U.S. to a Joint Committee of Teachtaí Dála and Senators in Dáil Éireann. She is a graduate of Dublin City University and has a Masters in Journalism and Communications through Irish from University College Dublin, where she subsequently taught Irish. Paula is Tánaiste (Vice President) of Conradh na Gaeilge and an alumna of the U.S. Embassy Dublin National Youth Council. Cuireann sí fáilte roimh chomhfhreagras trí Ghaeilge i gcónaí.