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Spring '20, Public Policy

Award Year 

Justice Policy Institute

Antonella Portugal is a junior at Brown concentrating in Public Policy, with intentions to declare Political Science as well. She is originally from Arequipa, Peru and now lives in Connecticut. Going through the lengthy immigration process as a child and becoming a citizen in 2011 is what ultimately led her to be interested in immigration reform and equity. Since coming to college, she has become a researcher for the Brown Institute of Policy, a member of Brown Model UN, and a member of the Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition. Over the past school year and summer, she has worked with the RI Center for Justice as in interpreter and intern, aiding in client intakes, translating community resource guides related to landlord-tenant rights, and researching cases of inmate abuse at the RIDOC. She has also spent the past semester abroad studying translation and interpretation at the University of Granada in Spain. Antonella hopes to continue her work in promoting access to justice for immigrants and other marginalized communities through research and legislation