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Heinz College Alumna Carmen Yulin Cruz Is One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People


Carmen Yulin Cruz at Heinz College

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!

  • Carmen Yulin Cruz at Heinz College
  • Carmen Yulin Cruz at Heinz College
  • Carmen Yulin Cruz at Heinz College
  • Carmen Yulin Cruz at Heinz College
  • Carmen Yulin Cruz at Heinz College
  • Carmen Yulin Cruz at Heinz College

Mayor Cruz at Heinz College


We recently hosted Mayor Cruz for an intimate talk with Heinz College students about managing in a crisis and high-stakes leadership.

Watch the video