Heinz College Alumna Carmen Yulin Cruz Is One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People
The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico since 2013, Carmen Yulín Cruz (MSPPM '86) has been recognized by TIME Magazine on its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People.
Mayor Cruz made international news last year for her leadership in the wake of Hurricane Maria and her steadfast advocacy for victims of the storm—advocacy which at times pitted her against officials in Washington.
She was on campus recently for Carnegie Mellon University’s Energy Week and spoke to our students about managing in a crisis, building resilient cities, and the value of rigorous, analytical public policy education.
We congratulate Mayor Cruz on this exciting and well-deserved recognition!