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Elizabeth Katherine Gamarra

Elizabeth Katherine Gamarra, born in Lima, Perú and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah recently graduated from the University's College of Social Work with an emphasis in Global Women’s Health. She founded the Academic Journal for Mentorship Across Cultures and Disciplines and the Mentor Compass Project at the University of Utah. Elizabeth has recently been awarded a Fulbright Grant at the Instituto de Empresa (IE) University of Madrid and Segovia in Spain. Her work as Utah’s Student Activist Coordinator for Amnesty International USA, researcher at the Center for Research on Migration and Refugee Integration (CRMRI), and founder of the non-profit Generations of Latinos in Higher Education, have provided her a broad and comprehensive understanding of the challenges rooted in integration, conflict, economic inequality, and education; particularly in communities of color. After graduate school, she looks forward to continuing the advancement of human rights and wishes to work on the design of new and viable policies that can lead developing countries, such as her own, down a path of equal opportunity, growth, and justice. Elizabeth is the recipient of the University of Oxford Human Rights Consortium Fellowship in England, the University of Oxford Refugee Policy and Global Ethics Fellowship in Switzerland and Greece, the Quechua Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship in Ecuador, and the Amnesty International Human Rights Leadership Institute Fellowship in Chicago, Illinois, St. Louis, Missouri and Washington D.C. She has been awarded numerous awards among them being the Diversity and Equity University of Utah Award, the Outstanding Researcher Award in 2015 and 2016, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Graduate Award, the Utah Young Philanthropy Award, and most recently the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major Award through the Utah Human Rights Commission. 

 

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