Topaz graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 2018 with a major in Economics, minor in Political Science, and a certificate in Public Policy and Human Rights. Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, she currently resides in Washington, D.C. where she works as a Program Assistant at the Brookings Institution. Prior to graduating, she spent her junior spring semester at Maastricht University in the Netherlands and volunteered for UNICEF’s student group. Previous internships have centered around refugee resettlement and human-trafficking research. Topaz plans to pursue an M.Sc. in International Development focusing on equitable and inclusive development in her home region of East Africa. In her spare time, she watches reruns of ‘The Office’ and uses the skills she learned from years of competitive swimming to provide free swim lessons to children.
Updated May 2019