Brian Horlick Cruz 


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I am a Grants Manager with the Internet Society Foundation. I oversee grant and sponsorship programs primarily supporting Internet Society Chapters, National and Regional Internet Governance Forum initiatives, and Schools on Internet Governance. Previously, I worked as a government contractor supporting the United States Administration for Native Americans, overseeing grants that fund economic development and language preservation projects for Indigenous communities. 


Before my time with the Administration, my work centered on intercultural English language education. I served as an education volunteer with the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso from 2016 – 2017 and subsequently taught English in central France. After returning to the United States, I earned a master’s in Geography and Environmental Systems from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. I also hold a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Wyoming.