Gabriela Casco is a MA candidate for Global Policy and United Nations Studies with a concentration in human rights, gender equality and international law. She received her bachelors from Rutgers University-New Brunswick with a major in Women and Gender Studies and Anthropology. During her undergraduate career she had multiple leadership positions such as being a member of Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. as well as project collaborator for a refugee shelter in Leros, Greece.
Gabriela works as a Graduate Assistant for Douglass Residential College. She will be spending her final semester with UNMA as an Unaccompanied Children Intern for the International Rescue Committee. Gabriela has a great passion for advocating for the Central American diaspora and in her free time participates in mutual aid initiatives to give back to the community. During summer 2020, she worked as a Child Migration and Protection Intern for UNICEF USA where she conducted research and formulated written activation pieces that focused on child migrant policy within the Central America-Mexico-USA migration corridor. In addition, Gabriela worked as a research intern for CAWP’s NEW Leadership program at Eagleton Institute of Politics in 2018 where she got first-hand experience on how to synthesize data relating to women in politics.
As a first-generation Honduran student, Gabriela continues her job search within the human rights and advocacy sector. In addition, her goal is to expand her horizons analyzing policy.
Gabriela is fluent in Spanish and English.