Emily Usher Shrair, a 2004 Weston High School graduate, has been awarded a grant from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to pursue a master's degree in gender and development at the University of Sussex in England.

Shrair received a bachelor of arts degree in international relations and gender studies from Mount Holyoke College in 2008.

Since then she has worked for women's-rights organizations in Latin America and the U.S.