Master of Arts in Latin American Studies, McHenry Fellow
Genesis Torres-Alcantara is a first-year graduate student pursuing a Masters in Latin American Studies at the Walsh School of Foreign Service. She graduated from College of the Holy Cross where she double majored in Psychology and Sociology and completed a concentration in Latin American, LatinX, and Caribbean Studies. She spent her junior year studying at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú in Lima, Peru, and Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After graduating from College of the Holy Cross she served as an AmeriCorps fellow for two years at Cornelia Connelly Center (CCC), an educational non-profit that serves at-risk girls on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and from which Genesis is a proud graduate. Genesis has a deep love and respect for Latin America and is passionate about indigenous rights, women’s rights, and educational access for young girls in Latin America. After completing her degree, Genesis hopes to work for a research organization or a think tank to study the effectiveness of small scale policies that are put in place to resolve issues of access to education, poverty and gender equality in Latin America with the goal of using this knowledge to drive meaningful and impactful change in the region.