In Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, today’s post spotlights how Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Marylin Rodriguez explored Afro-Uruguayan Culture as an integral part of her grant to Uruguay back in 2007, and how those experiences ended up having an impact on her career choices.
Before starting my Master of Latin American Studies program (with a concentration in Political Economy) at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service on a Fulbright grant, I worked as a researcher and professor in the Department of International Business and Integration at the Universidad Católica del Uruguay. My intention with my Fulbright grant is to contribute to my country through academia, and as a policy maker. My research specifically focuses on Latin American Economic and Trade Integration and convergence opportunities between the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) and the Pacific Alliance. My country, Uruguay, is a member of Mercosur, and I hope that my research will potentially be useful for Uruguayan policy makers in developing a strong trade and economic partnership with the Pacific Alliance.
Beyond my graduate studies, I am currently the president of the Political Economy Group at Georgetown. I have also participated with a group from a local parish called Contemplative Leadership in Action, a two-year faith formation and leadership development program rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, in which I’ve shared my culture and several of my community service experiences that I participated back in Latin America. Recently, I was selected as an Institute for the Study of Diplomacy Graduate Fellow for 2015-16, for my research project on ”Trade, Economic and Political Diplomacy in Latin America: Between Protectionism and Openness.”
Are you attending the Hispanic Conference of Colleges and Universities (HACU) this October? If so, stop by to meet Fulbright Alumni Ambassador Marylin Rodriguez on Friday, October, 28.October 21, 2011
On Friday, October 28, representatives from the Fulbright, Gilman and Boren Programs will be participating in workshops prior to start of this year’s Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Conference (HACU).
We are pleased to announce that the Fulbright Workshop will feature Fulbright Alumni Ambassador Marylin Rodriguez. While she will be attending all of HACU next weekend, this workshop will be an excellent opportunity for students and applicants to ask her questions about what it was like to be a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in Uruguay and how her Fulbright experiences continue to have an impact on her personally and professionally. To learn more about Marylin and her Fulbright ETA experiences, watch the video below:
If you’re attending HACU or are located in the San Antonio area, we encourage you to stop by and participate in any of the following sessions:
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fulbright Program for U.S. Students
University of Texas at San Antonio – Downtown
Buena Vista Street Building, Room 4.304A – Conference
To view a map, click here.
You do not need to be registered for HACU to participate in the workshops and the cost to attend is free.
To RSVP, please send a message including your name, institution and which sessions you’d like to attend to email@example.com.
We hope to see you there!