My name is Monica Thorne. I’m from Limerick, Ireland, and I am a student on Columbia’s Dual BA with Trinity College Dublin (GS’25). In Trinity, I studied European studies and in Columbia, I major in political science. I’m particularly interested in human rights and in mitigating the human costs of the European refugee crisis. I have worked on-the-ground in Northern France and the Western Balkans with grassroots NGOs supporting refugees and people on the move. I’m excited to apply my experiences from both humanitarian work and studying in Trinity College Dublin to the Global Thought Scholars program!