Latin American & Caribbean Studies Alum, David Gutierrez, awarded Fulbright Scholarship, accepted for graduate study at Berkeley.
For the past 66 years, the Fulbright Program has provided students, scholars, and professionals an opportunity to pursue advanced research projects, graduate study, and teaching assistantships worldwide. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright Program is the largest U.S. international exchange program.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards approximately 1,700 grants annually to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students. David Gutierrez is one of the seventeen University of Georgia students offered one of the prestigious international travel-study grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2012-2013 academic year.
David received the Fulbright-García Robles English Teaching Assistantship Grant, which places recipients in K-12 schools and universities to serve as language-learning assistants. He departed for Mexico City in August and has been placed at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Unidad Azcapotzalco, which is a public university located in the northern part of the city. Most of the students at the school study engineering, law, or the social sciences. David hosts conversation clubs, conducts an American culture class, and supports instruction for professors in various fields. He is also conducting a research project on Mexico’s shift to a more pluralistic system of government.
David received his undergraduate degree from UGA in 2011 in Latin American & Caribbean Studies, International Affairs, and Spanish. Since then he has completed an internship at the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. where he focused on their Regional Migration Study Group. Prior to interning in D.C. David served as an intern at the Carter Center – Americas Program where he conducted research on Venezuela and Cuba.
After the Fulbright, Gutierrez will pursue a master’s in public policy at the University of California at Berkeley, where he will focus on economic development in Latin America, international migration and access to education for minorities in the U.S.