Arya Patel is a senior studying Public Policy with an interest in women’s issues and migration in international development. She is passionate about community-based organizing, applying restorative justice frameworks in the field, and leveraging lived experiences to create positive change. At Duke, she works with the Kenan Institute of Ethics as Restorative Justice Fellow, serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Borderless Duke’s first international relations magazine, and works as a research assistant for Professor Catherine Admay to deepen her understanding of development narratives and international human rights law. After graduation, Arya hopes to join the Peace Corps or another program which would give her field work experience or work in D.C. to explore the policymaking mechanisms around international development.
Honors Thesis: The Triple Burden on Tribal Female Circular Migrants: Restrictions on Mobility and Access to State Relief During Covid-19
Faculty Advisor: Professor Anirudh Krishna