Tonya StJulienTonya ST. JULIEN Biography

St. Julien is a second year graduate student at Florida International University. She is in a combined Master’s/Ph.D. history program with a focus on Africa and the African Diaspora. Her current research explores the Haitian tourism industry during the mid 1940s into the 1950s in an era commonly labeled as Haiti’s “golden ages.” She also studied at the High School of Fashion Industries in New York City and her work was recognized and exhibited at a museum in Manhattan, New York.

St. Julien is an active member of her institution’s human rights club. In 2009, she was awarded a full-tuition merit and leadership scholarship from the Posse Foundation to attend Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. St. Julien is also a McNair Scholar.

Ms. St. Julien will work at the Ministry of Interior and Local Communities.