Hello, my name is Felicity Hector-Bruder. I am an undergraduate st udentat American University in Washington D.C., studying Political Science. I am also in the Honors Program and pursuing a Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies.
Throughout my academic career, I have developed strong communication and research skills. In the SPA Leadership program, I am the Alumni&Networking Co-Cordinator and have organized professional development for the students of our program as well as communicated with alumni. I am also a member of American’s Mock Trial team, working collaboratively and independently to craft arguments on a case throughout the year. Through various courses, I have had the opportunity to research equitable and ethical education policy solutions to systemic poverty and low high school graduation rates.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.