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Mariana Olaizola Rosenblat, 2017

Lecturer, University of Chicago

Mariana Olaizola Rosenblat is an immigrant from Venezuela

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at Yale University

Mariana Olaizola Rosenblat is the Global Human Rights Clinic Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Chicago. Mariana received her JD from Yale Law School and her BA in Politics (summa cum laude) from Princeton University, specializing in international human rights and refugee law. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Mariana served as a Robina International Human Rights Fellow at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Buenos Aires, where she worked on durable solutions for refugees in Southern Latin America. She has also worked for UNHCR's Statelessness Unit in Geneva, the Council of Europe's Office for the Commissioner for Human Rights in Strasbourg, and the Center for Diversity and National Harmony in Yangon, Myanmar. In the latter role, Mariana spent more than two years conducting research in conflict-affected borderland regions and authored six reports analyzing the effect of the government’s discriminatory citizenship provisions on access to rights.

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Education
  • BA Politics (Political Theory), Piano Performance; Values and Public Life | Princeton University 2013
  • JD Law | Yale University
Awards
  • University Center for Human Values Senior Thesis Prize
  • James Madison Undergraduate Fellowship
  • Henrietta S. Treen Scholarship
  • Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship
Work History
  • University of Chicago, Lecturer
  • Global Human Rights Clinic, Fellow
  • Nikkei Asian Review, Part-Time Editor | May 2015 - August 2016
  • Center for Diversity and National Harmony, Senior Program Officer | May 2014 - June 2016
  • Brookings Institution, Intern | August 2013 - December 2013
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