Hello my name is Felicity Hector-Bruder. I am currently a Freshman at American University in Washington DC, studying Political Science as well as a Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies. I hope to move onto law school after completing my time here at American.
Throughout my academic career, I have developed strong organization and communication skills. In high school, I was the captain of my schools Congressional Debate team. I won various awards at the local, state, and national level and frequently planned, advised, and taught younger students. Further, I value debate and communication as a means to achieve understanding and empathy. I had the opportunity to participate in a Rotary student exchange to Northern Ireland to study conflict resolution in the context of Irish history. Further, throughout high school, I organized and engaged in various volunteering events in my community. Here at American, I am a member of the Mock Trial team, Cru, and the SPA Leadership Program. Throughout my time at American, I hope to continue to grow as a leader and intellectual.
In the future I hope to pursue a career in anti-human trafficking law and advocacy. Already I have had the chance to participate in multiple campaigns with International Justice Mission (IJM) and the Dressember Foundation. This past December, through the efforts of my peers and I, we were able to raise $3,000 to provide legal services to a human trafficking survivor for one year. I hope to continue to educate myself and others on this grave issue and see change in my lifetime.