Erin Nelsen

Aberystwyth University Postgraduate Award, Aberystwyth University - International Relations

During Erin’s time at St. Catherine University and afterward, her work and research have focused on women’s security and empowerment. This involvement took shape in Senator Klobuchar’s campaign, and later with Department of State internships in Dakar, Hanoi, and D.C. Erin is especially proud of a contribution she drafted for the International Telecommunications Union to enable women and girls’ development. The International Relations master’s degree at Wales’ Aberystwyth University provides the perfect platform to research women’s experiences and security as Brexit unfolds. Specializing in Feminist Security, Erin will focus on economic theory and policy and expand her knowledge through Feminist Approaches to Security and Indigenous Politics courses. She seeks to use her lived experiences in Africa, Asia, South America, North America, and Europe to lend a comparative research lens. Erin has seen dedicated public servants make unquantifiable contributions to peoples’ lives. She, too, hopes to enhance others’ lives by serving her country in a globally-informed way. Erin looks forward to attending Aberystwyth University and learning about the Welsh people and culture along the way.