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Spring ’18, International Relations

Award Year 

Embassy of Canada to the United States

Phesheya Nxumalo is a Junior at Brown University concentrating in International Relations with a regional focus in the Middle East. Her interests lie in issues relating to social justice, human and women's rights and political and foreign affairs. This past summer, Phesheya interned at the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, where she researched victim advocate privilege in surrounding New England states and Rhode Island. She pursues her passion for women’s rights in many ways, including volunteering at her local women’s shelter and working as a Women’s Peer Counselor. On campus, Phesheya is active in student organizations like the African Students Association, Black Student Union and is a tutor for the Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring Enrichment Program (BRYTE). As a Canadian citizen, Phesheya is excited to be exploring the field of foreign and defense policy at the Embassy of Canada this semester. Phesheya enjoys creative writing and listening to podcasts.