San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Friday, April 7, 2017
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Interviewing finalists from Puerto Rico

United States District Court for Puerto Rico
Federico Degetau Federal Building
150 Carlos Chardon Avenue
Hato Rey, Puerto Rico 00918-1767

The panel will convene at 9 a.m.

For the past several years, the Truman Scholars Association (an organization of Truman Scholar alumni) has hosted pre-interview dinners in the interview cities the night prior to the finalist interviews. The dinners are informal, fun, optional events for the finalists and a few Truman alumni hosts (interview panelists do not attend). The dinner locations are chosen at relatively inexpensive restaurants close to the venue where the students will be interviewed, and each person attending the dinner covers his or her own meal and transportation expenses. All finalists will be contacted by their interview city’s Truman host shortly after the official finalist announcement; if you wish to attend the dinner, please plan to be available for dinner around 7 p.m. in your interview city the evening before your interview.

Panel Members
Frances Moran, Chair -- Attorney; Clerk of Court, United States District Court for Puerto Rico
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza -- Law Clerk, Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; 2009 Truman Scholar
Aida Orenstein-Cardona, Panel Secretary -- Assistant Chief Counsel at Customs and Border Protection for the Dept. of Homeland Security; 1993 Truman Scholar
Tere Riera-Carrion -- Consultant; Writer-Editor; Public Speaking Coach; 1991 Truman Scholar