MMUF Fellow Mayra Tenorio Lopez wins Gates-Cambridge Scholarship

August 23, 2017

MMUF Fellow Mayra Tenorio Lopez, a 2015 graduate of Swarthmore College, recently won a highly competitive Gates-Cambridge scholarship, thus becoming only the third Swarthmore alumnus to do so. The scholarship will allow her to enroll in a one-year master's program in multidisciplinary studies at the University of Cambridge, where her research will focus on the ways in which Guatemalan indigenous women have used their bodies as tools of resistance against gender violence. Mayra, who majored in anthropology and sociology at Swarthmore, has previously worked with international female-led grassroots movements as a Watson fellow. After completing her master's program, Mayra plans to enter a PhD program in sociology. Our warm congratulations and best wishes to Mayra!