Lynne Golodner has held many titles: Author, Teacher, Public-Relations Specialist, Business Owner. Now, she can add Fullbright Specialist to that list.
One Earth Writing CEO and Founder, Golodner was recently named a Fulbright Specialist by the U.S. State Department, serving a three-year term beginning in April 2017.
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and World Learning approves Fulbright Specialists for inclusion on a roster to which institutions from 150 countries turn when seeking experts to lecture, speak and consult on diverse, short-term collaborative projects. Spanning a wide range of professional and academic fields, Specialist projects bring education and training, address institutional priorities and promote beneficial collaborations between American and foreign host institutions.
Selected U.S. academics and professionals may deliver seminars or workshops, consult on faculty or workforce development, develop academic or training curricula and materials, lecture at graduate and undergraduate levels and conduct evaluations for programs and institutions.
Last year, Golodner created One Earth Writing, a 501c3 public charity focused on connecting and empowering teens from different races, religions and socioeconomic origins through writing workshops. It is on this platform, alongside her success as a public relations professional guiding corporate and nonprofit entities and leaders find and strategically use their unique voices, that Golodner approaches this prestigious next chapter of her career.
“I believe storytelling and human connection are the answers to questions of disparity, disconnect and disunity,” says Golodner. “When we dare to put voice to feelings, experiences and dreams, and share that with others in a variety of venues, we build meaningful connections that transform the world. I am honored to do this in other countries with individuals who might not otherwise have the opportunity to explore the way words can transform their lives.”
In addition to her PR and nonprofit work, Golodner is adjunct faculty in the English Department at University of Detroit.
As a Fulbright Specialist, Golodner is eligible for grant opportunities of two-to-six weeks in length proposed by institutions around the world seeking experts to round out their offerings and deepen their work.