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Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Mountains from the University of Denver

Student Ambassadors

Mariana Alcoforado

Josef Korbel School of International Studies Student Ambassador Mariana AlcoforadoEmail:

  • 2nd year
  • MA International Human Rights

I was born and raised in Curitiba, Brazil and graduated from Tulane University (New Orleans) in 2011, with a BA in International Relations, History and French. During my undergraduate program, I also spent a semester in Paris studying International Relations and History at the Sorbonne.

I chose the Josef Korbel School because it was one of the few graduate programs that had a separate degree for human rights and offered the types of courses and certificate programs that were more compatible with what I want to do after graduation. The opportunity to intern with the many NGOs in Denver, as well as the possibility of spending a semester in D.C. or Geneva gaining practical experience was also a deciding factor. I was also looking forward to being in a city like Denver, close to the mountains and with a lot of cultural events and outdoor activities. In addition to my regular course work, I am also working as a research assistant for the Program on Terrorism and Insurgency Research with Dr. Chenoweth and I am a member of Korbel Climb, the Latin American Studies Association and the European Affairs Student Forum.