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Hope Anderson


Born and raised in Dallas, Hope Anderson is a graduating senior from Southern Methodist University with a triple major in Human Rights, Sociology, and History. Hope’s passion for human rights led her to intern with global nonprofits like the International Rescue Committee and International Justice Mission, as well as local anti-poverty organizations like CitySquare. Hope also studied human rights challenges through the SIT International Honors Program, where she conducted research on the relationship between NGOs and forced migrants in Nepal, Jordan, and Chile. At SMU, Hope served as a student coordinator for the Embrey Human Rights Program, where she led and organized trips focused on civil rights history and the death penalty. is unique program sparked her love for social justice education and community dialogues. In the coming years, she hopes to work with other scholar-activists and young people to create human rights initiatives at more universities in the South.


Updated May 2017