Mellon Mays Fellow
Myra Rosa is a junior at the City College of New York - Center for Worker Education focusing on interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in History, Politics, and Society. CCNY-CWE has had an enormously positive impact on Myra’s career, as it is at CCNY-CWE that Myra has discovered her love of anthropology and humanitarian work.
Myra is currently employed at a women’s homeless shelter and that exposure has strengthened her desire to help people in underserved communities. In August and December of 2018 and January of 2019, Myra worked with the non-profit organizations All Hands and Hearts and NECHAMA. She was in the field for five weeks rebuilding and providing relief effort to residents in Puerto Rico who were directly affected by Hurricane Maria. Myra hopes to become a professor of anthropology and a mental health advocate.