Martha Böhrt is a graduate student at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. As the Diversity Fellow in the Lower Rio Grande Water Quality Initiative, she supports Mexican and American officials in the development of a joint binational pollution prevention and water quality improvement plan. Her policy interests include the interaction between nonprofits and government agencies in the identification of social needs, as well as the perpetuation of structural and institutional violence faced by migrants worldwide. Prior to enrolling in graduate school, Martha worked for private, public and nonprofit organizations. She was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico. She has been living in the United States for the past 13 years.
Updated May 2015