- Second Year
- M.A. International Human Rights
- Concentration in International Development
I am originally from Montpelier, Vermont. I first became interested in International Studies vis-à-vis my love for foreign languages and travel. I participated in a volunteer program in Quito, Ecuador in high school, began studying French and Spanish seriously, and after that I was hooked. I attended undergraduate school at Connecticut College in New London, CT, where I received my BA in English and French with a minor in Hispanic Studies and a certificate in International Studies.
After weighing my options, I decided to come to graduate school directly from undergrad. I chose the Josef Korbel School primarily because of location: I didn't want to live in a huge city like New York, Boston, or D.C., and, having lived on the East coast my whole life, I was ready for a stint out West. I was also pleased that the School's programs were so flexible and interdisciplinary, and the friendly, welcoming environment when I visited convinced me that it was the right place for me. One year in, I am still loving my time here and am very pleased with the choice I made!
My academic interests include: human rights, international development, migration, public diplomacy, food security, transitional justice, and intercultural communication.