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February 2024 - Ashley Smith

February 2024 - Ashley Smith

BA International Studies (International Security, Norms, and Cooperation); BA Spanish ‘26

Hometown: Greater Chicago Area

Affiliations: Sigma Iota Tho International Honors Society, Alexander Hamilton Society, Zeta Tau Alpha

“Studying abroad in Barcelona last summer was single-handedly the best experience in my academic career so far. Being able to witness firsthand not only another cultures but seeing evidence of how another nation deals with their national security was mesmerizing. Additionally, encountering the effects of immigration in Europe and its consequences on human rights violations have made me even more eager to continue with my focus in human rights. Experiencing a diverse culture rich in political history and being located at such an international epicenter studying in Barcelona allowed for me to become a more well-rounded individual.”

Future Plans: “I’m planning on interning in the Canadian Parliament this summer which will hopefully lead me to a career in the political sector of foreign affairs focusing on human rights.”