Sarah Cruz, holder of a bachelor degree in international studies (with excellence) from the University of Montréal, is now a recipient of a Fulbright scholarship with which she will pursue graduate studies in international development in the United States, from September 2016 to May 2018.
Supervised by Frédéric Mérand, CERIUM's director, Sarah Cruz conducted research on the social and professionnal inclusion in Latin American, with a focus on the passage from school to the work market. She is currently working as a consultant for the World Bank in Washington DC in the field of disaster risk management in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Fulbright scholarship system is extremely competitive and is based on merit. It is financed by the United States State Department in parthnership with various governments around the world. The Fullbright scholarships were created in the United States in 1946 with the aim to facilitate cultural and educational exchanges between countries and promote world peace.