The Commission consists of ten members, five American citizens and five Bulgarian citizens. They represent the major areas of state and public activity: government, education, the arts, and business. The Ambassador of the United States to the Republic of Bulgaria and the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria serve as honorary chairpersons of the Commission.

Members of The Fulbright Commission Board

US Members

  • Matthew HagengruberAttaché for Educational and Cultural Affairs, US Embassy
  • Thomas Higgins, CEO, Yatoto
  • Sarah Perrine, Executive Director, Trust for Social Achievement
  • Brian Stimmler, Counselor for Public Affairs, US Embassy
  • Jeffrey Warner, Head of Teacher Support, Teach for Bulgaria

Bulgarian Members

  • Dr. Ivan DimovDeputy Minister of Education
  • Viktoria Melamed, Minister Plenipotentiary, Eastern Europe and Central Asia Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Maria Metodieva, Family Economic Success Officer, Trust for Social Achievement, Sofia
  • Dr. Julia Stefanova, former Executive Director of the Bulgarian Fulbright Commission