Mellon Mays Fellow
Myra Rosa is a native New Yorker, born and raised in the South Bronx by a Puerto Rican mother. She is a senior at the City College of New York, in her last semester of undergraduate studies at the Center for Worker Education. Her major is interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in History, Politics, and Society. Myra is a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholar who will participate in a virtual internship in Belize examining the culture of Belizeans.
Myra is currently employed at a women’s homeless shelter, Casa Esperanza in the South Bronx and that exposure has reinforced her desire to support 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 efforts to residents in Puerto Rico who were directly affected by Hurricane María.
On the macro level, Myra's research focuses on the ways environmental racism may impact and exacerbate mental health issues in communities at the margins of society. Myra considers mental health paramount in any field and continues to be an advocate for fortifying the mind. Myra dreams of becoming an anthropologist, philanthropist and will focus her work on humanitarian crises.
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