Rutgers Latin America Initiative

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Strengthening Rutgers University’s Ties in Latin America

The Rutgers Latin America Initiative was created in March 2020 in order to:

  • To be a gateway for every person from Latin America interested in our university, facilitating interaction with different areas within the institution.
  • Generate relationships with universities, organizations, companies and governments in the region to establish collaboration at different levels
  • Promote activities and projects that promote the development of individuals and institutions
  • Create academic, cultural and technical training programs for students, teachers and professionals from different fields


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On November 2, 2020, Rutgers Global-Latin America Initiative partnered with Argentina’s National Academy of Pharmacy & Biochemistry to present "Pharmaceutical Engineering – Advanced Manufacturing of Pharmaceutical Products," a Zoom conference in Spanish, featuring Dr. Fernando Muzzio, Distinguished Professor from the Rutgers University School of Engineering.

Marcelo Meregalli Ferrer, Latin America Specialist


Marcelo Meregalli Ferrer, Latin American Specialist
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Born in Uruguay but raised in Argentina, Marcelo holds a degree in Philosophy and a Teaching Certificate from Universidad Católica Argentina. Prior to joining Rutgers, Marcelo served as the Director of International Relations at Universidad Austral in Buenos Aires where he developed programs for international students; oversaw mobility programs; built partnerships with universities, organizations and government agencies; set strategic goals for his unit; and advanced internationalization across the campus.   

Over the course of his career in international education, Marcelo has also held adjunct teaching appointments for Universidad Católica Argentina (Philosophy of Language), as well as for Pepperdine University (Western Heritage) on their Buenos Aires campus. He also served as the Assistant Resident Director for The George Washington University’s study abroad program in Argentina, running all on-site operations, from program logistics, to academic advising, to student wellness and emergency response.