It was wonderful to receive my Harvard Postdoctoral Fellowship award at the American Australian Association Benefit Dinner. Over 600 people gathered at Cipriani on Wall Street in New York, raising $1,679,300 for the Education Fund. I got to hang-out with lots of clever and interesting people, including former Premier Peter Beattie and Ambassador Kim Beazley.
The Association holds the annual Benefit Dinner to recognize important American-Australian business relations and to celebrate the scholars of its Education Fund. To date, more than 200 Fellows have received awards totalling over US$5.5 million to pursue advanced studies in critical fields such as medical research and sustainability at top institutions including Harvard, Princeton and MIT.