CAPA Interview Series | Carmen Yulín Cruz
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | WAMC's Joe Donahue continues his lecture series and interviews former Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz of Puerto Rico.
Carmen Yulín Cruz served as the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico from 2013-2020. When Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico in 2017, she worked tirelessly to support the millions of Puerto Ricans who were impacted by the hurricane and the long-term power outages. She has received countless awards and recognition for her remarkable leadership during and after Hurricane Maria, including being named on the 2018 TIME Magazine list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Cruz now serves as a Distinguished Fellow in Leadership at the Weissman Center at Mount Holyoke College.
Cruz has a masters degree in public policy from Carnegie Mellon University, extensive private sector experience, and served in the Puerto Rico House of Representatives. She is the author of the book “Power is in the Streets” and is one of the most high profile and effective advocates for the people of Puerto Rico and for the rights of immigrants.