Board Member Shona Murray speaks with DAS Meghann Curtis at the inaugural Ireland United States Alumni Association conference, on January 28th, 2012 at the Four Seasons hotel, Dublin. Ms. Meghann Curtis serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Academic Programs at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) where she oversees all academic programs sponsored by the Department, including the Fulbright Program, the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, Teacher Exchange Programs, English Language Programs. Ms. Curtis is also responsible for international student advising and marketing of American higher education resources through EducationUSA’s network of offices around the world. ECA’s Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Office of English Language Programs, and Office of Global Educational Programs report through DAS Curtis.