Yennifer Coca Izquierdo is Cuban-American published author and passionate advocate for international education, cross-cultural understanding, and refugee resettlement originally from Sancti Spíritus, Cuba. Graduating Summa Cum Laude from Berea College with a BA in Political Science, her academic journey spanned studies in Spain, Egypt, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where she studied Portuguese through the Critical Language Scholarship program. Yennifer’s dedication to marginalized communities, particularly refugees and immigrants, is showcased through her
impactful work at organizations like the International Rescue Committee. Post-Fulbright, she aims to specialize in international relations, focusing on Portuguese language and culture. Her goal is to foster diplomatic and cultural exchange between Portuguese-speaking nations and the US, leveraging her expertise for mutual understanding and cooperation.


US Student Program – Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award

Education: BA in Political Science / History, Berea College

Field of Study: Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Project Title: “English Teaching Assistantship”

Host Institution, Location: Egas Moniz School of Health & Science, Almada

Grant Duration, Starting Date (month): 9 months, starting in October 2024