Come hear from Stanford's first graduate with a minor in Human Rights, who has been living by the Handa Center's motto, "in the classroom and in the world." Alina will discuss her experiences studying Human Rights at Stanford and navigating the post-Stanford transition as a graduate student.
Alina Utrata (‘17) completed her undergraduate degree in History and the Law with a minor in Human Rights where her studies focused on how international criminal justice mechanisms affect societies in the aftermath of conflict. She was a student worker for the 2016-2017 academic year, a Summer Human Rights Fellow in Cambodia, and served on the Student Advisory Board at the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice. While at Stanford, she worked at the Asian International Justice Initiative in Phnom Penh, the Balkan Institute for Conflict Resolution, Responsibility and Reconciliation in Sarajevo, the State Department’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Bureau in Washington D.C., and conducted research in both Bosnia and The Hague. She went on to attend Queen's University Belfast for an MA in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice as a 2017 Marshall Scholar.