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Marc-Ansy Laguerre is a PhD student in civil engineering at Rice University, and he is dedicated to mitigating natural hazards in Haiti (especially earthquake hazard). Marc-Ansy pursued a master’s degree in civil engineering and a graduate certificate in Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh as a Fulbright scholar. Prior to his Fulbright grant, he worked as assistant teacher in Mechanics at the State University of Haiti and as project assistant at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Port-au-Prince.

Since January 2018, Marc-Ansy has been the host of the show “Genie 360,” which he created in memory of his brother who died during the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. In the show, he explains basic concepts of civil engineering in Haitian Creole to shed light on some misunderstandings in the construction field.

After completing his studies, Marc-Ansy aspires to bring innovation to Haiti’s education system.