Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra spoke with New Mexico State University 2017 graduate, Alma Chavez, about receiving the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to further her studies in forensic anthropology at the University of Kent in the United Kingdom. She was born in El Paso, Texas but as a child grew up in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, where she became aware of femicide victims. This influenced her to pursue studies in forensic anthropology and hopefully to someday bring justice for the victims who have not been identified.
A Fulbright Scholarship application became a possibility for Chavez with the help of her mentor, Andrea Orzoff, NMSU associate professor of history and director of NMSU’s Office of National Scholarships and International Education. Orzoff can be contacted to learn more about how to apply for a Fulbright student scholarship or faculty award, at email@example.com.