The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States is pleased to announce the Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship recipients for this academic year. Barbadian Kimberley Benjamin has travelled to Washington D.C to begin graduate studies in National and Global Health Law at the Georgetown University Law Center. She is one of two recipients from the Eastern Caribbean to be awarded this prominent scholarship.
Benjamin is an attorney-at-law who was called to the Bar of Barbados in 2020. In addition to her legal certification from the University of the West Indies and the Hugh Wooding Law School respectively, she is currently engaged as a consultant with the Caribbean Court of Justice Academy for Law and has previously served as an intern or consultant with the United Nations Development Program, Subregional Office for Barbados and the OECS, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, Office of Subregional Program Coordination and the Healthy Caribbean Coalition on matters pertaining to health and human rights. Benjamin also participated in the Hugh Wooding Law School International Human Rights Clinic advising Venezuelan refugees of their legal protections and rights.
The Fulbright program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Foreign Student program enables graduate students, young professionals, and artists from abroad to research and study in the United States for one year or longer at U.S. universities or other appropriate institutions.