M.A. Student – Class of 2022
Citizenship: Austria and United States
I was born in Miami to an Austrian and Cuban family, so from early on, I was immersed in internationality. I began my undergraduate study at Boston College as an English major and soon added a second major—International Studies. To further my understanding of global affairs, I studied abroad in Venice the summer after my first year and then spent the following summer in Vienna at the Diplomatische Akademie Wien before studying political science for a semester at the University College London (UCL). To pursue my passions for environmental issues, women’s rights, writing, and language at Boston College, I contributed to research projects on global environmental policy implementation and political revolution, helped lead the only all-women’s literary magazine on campus, and held a weekly German conversation circle.
After completing my undergraduate degree in 2020, I worked at Climate Justice Now, a project within the nonprofit The Global Warming Mitigation Project, for which I wrote articles in a series called “One Global Climate Future” focused on the intersection of climate change, the pandemic, natural disasters, and other world issues. I also studied French and continued work as the Director of Berlin ArtParasites, an online platform of writing and art with over three million followers. My goal is to fathom how a great variety of perspectives have come to fashion our world as it is today and to harness this knowledge to work in international affairs and diplomacy.