My main area of interest in the Human Rights Practice is Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. I have a focus in the Israel and Palestine region, since the conflict has been ongoing for years, and it is impacting people on both sides. There are a lot of factors in the conflict such as history, and politics, and it interests me because of the perspective that shapes the human interaction and societies. Intersectionality plays a big picture in the conflict because of history and politics that intertwine.
I decided to enroll in the Human rights program because I wanted to build and expand on my experience from my previous graduate school experience. I feel like the University of Arizona will provide me the skill sets that I will need to continue with my future career. I graduated from Oregon State University with BA in History and from Gallaudet University with MA in International Development, and am fluent in American Sign Language.