Larissa Weiss found her passion in human rights and social change during her studies in Germany. She participated twice in the National Model United Nations Conference in New York, took part as a teacher in the Model United Nations in Classroom Project in Germany and she completed her practical period at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva. These experiences formed her strong interest in understanding root causes of human rights violations, especially in the Middle East and North Africa region. After obtaining her degree from university (LL.B.), she started her internship in the German Bundestag in the Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid Committee to be faced with current human rights concerns in Germany, such as racism and right-wing extremism. The Humanity in Action Fellowship further urges her to understand society and ultimately, to introduce social change in line with universal human rights.
Updated May 2018