Marcela Schaefer

Human Rights Student Scholar (email)

Marcela Schaefer is a JD candidate at NYU Law and Human Rights Student Scholar at CHRGJ. Her research interests include transitional politics and justice in Latin America, refugee and asylum law as well as human rights and counter-terrorism. Before attending law school, Marcela lived in Ankara, Turkey where she taught Spanish and French at a university. She previously interned at the Middle East Institute in Washington DC and MADRE, an international women’s rights organization in New York.  Marcela holds a BA in International Relations from Florida State University and an MSc in Middle East Politics from SOAS, University of London. She speaks English, Spanish, French, and some Arabic.