Robina Fellow, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Thesis Title: A Reluctant Representative: Feminism and Dictatorship in the Films of María Luisa Bemberg
What Now: Robina Fellow at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
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I arrived at Harvard with these goals: to be trilingual by graduation, to travel as much as possible, and to prepare for law school. History & Literature was the best place to work toward all three. Hist & Lit gave me the flexibility to take two language classes every semester and to study abroad for a full year. By graduation I had mastered Spanish and Portuguese and even started French. The language and cultural knowledge I gained in Hist & Lit opened up many doors for me: a term-time job researching human rights in Latin America, volunteer translating for the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic, and research in Chile, Brazil, and Argentina. These classes and work experiences combined with the close analysis of words I learned in my Hist & Lit tutorials prepared me well for law school. In 2021, I earned a J.D. from Yale Law School as well as a postgraduate fellowship to work at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.