About

I am interested, broadly, in human rights, politics, justice, education, and history. I write about these things and a lot of other things. I am currently working on getting my M.A. in African Studies at Yale University. In addition to my studies, I am also a managing editor at the Yale Journal of International Affairs and I organize an infrequent African short story reading group. My thesis is about radio’s role as a response to the LRA conflict in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. You can find out more about my research here and you can see my CV here.

A native Arizonan, I tripled majored at Arizona State University in Secondary Education, History, and Global Studies (with a concentration in Violence, Conflict, and Human Rights). I always thought I was meant to become a high school history teacher, but have since moved towards higher education. We’ll soon see if this is a phase or a career change. Throughout my college years and into now, I have had a long relationship with advocacy for ending the conflict caused by the LRA. I was the founding president of ASU’s Schools for Schools student organization, which was loosely affiliated with both Invisible Children and Resolve Uganda (now The Resolve LRA Crisis Initiative).

The usual caveat – all thoughts are my own – applies.

You can always contact me at Scootles7 AT gmail DOT com. I’d be glad to chat!

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