During my time at ISLP, I completely changed as a person. I realized the importance of and need for defending human rights, especially in less developed countries. Moreover, working together and engaging in true diplomatic relations is vital to having proper relationships with international countries. Overall, I met a lot of remarkable individuals and gained experience that will be with me forever.
Since returning from ISLP I have worked full time as a legal researcher at Cornell University's Employment and Disability Institute. Next week, I will be participating in a mediation training program to receive a certificate in mediation. I decided to do this because I saw the importance of conflict resolution, especially in international relations. I'm also volunteering at the Center for Disability Rights. This semester I'm conducting an independent study at Cornell to utilize and expand my knowledge from ISLP. I will be doing an economic analysis on the effects of communism and its lasting impact in the Czech Republic and Hungary. This experience truly changed my life and verified my career goal of becoming a human rights attorney.