Johns Hopkins University
Masters in International Economics
Marisel was born in Havana, Cuba, but moved to Portland, Oregon with her parents at age eleven. She graduated cum laude from the George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs. She went on to work on democracy promotion and human rights programs at the Pan American Development Foundation and started an NGO with two friends called Agora Cuba. This fall, she begins a two-year program where she hopes to acquire skills that will contribute to a solid democratic transition and the reconstruction of her birth country.