EU Schuman Postgraduate Award, Queen's University Belfast - International Relations
I am conducting research on the European Union’s role in peace processes within its own borders with a focus on the Northern Ireland peace process and the Basque conflict. I will be based at the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies in Brussels, the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security, and Justice at Queen’s University Belfast in Belfast, and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) in Bilbao. Originally from Dallas, Texas, I graduated from Georgetown University in 2018 with a B.S. in International Politics and a certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies. Through Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, my studies concentrated on conflict resolution and peace processes, culminating in a summer spent in Bogotá, Colombia conducting research for my thesis on the transition of rebel groups to political parties and observing the aftermath of a four-year peace process, which the European Union continues to support. Through Fulbright, I will have the opportunity to explore the European Union’s role as a peacemaker within its own borders. I look forward to exploring the distinct culture in each location while also making connections of the European Union’s overarching impact.