DUSP Alum Wins Fulbright Award

Marisa Lau (MCP 2012), was one of six MIT students/alums to be awarded a Fulbright Grant in 2013. 

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the United States government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the U.S. and other countries. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The grant allows students to undertake projects or academic programs in 155 countries around the world.

Marisa came to DUSP after earning a master’s in cultural heritage management from Koc University in Turkey in 2010 and a bachelor’s degree in political science and art history from Williams College in 2006.  With her Fulbright grant she will create a heritage conservation plan for the water system of Nicosia, Cyprus. This work will involve mapping the city’s historic water system and creating recommendations for conservation.

For more info, see MIT News.