Class of 2022
Name: Anne-Cecilia Byrne
Hometown: San Francisco, California
Bio: Anne-Cecilia Byrne is a second-year M.A. candidate in Latin American Studies at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. Her concentration within the program is Governance and Leadership. In addition, she is pursuing a Certificate in Gender, Peace and Security.
Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she graduated from John Carroll University Cum Laude with a B.A. in Political Science, with a concentration in Global Studies, and Spanish as well as a Minor in Peace, Justice and Human Rights. While at John Carroll, Anne-Cecilia also studied abroad in Madrid, Spain and Montevideo, Uruguay. In addition, she completed a short study tour in Northern Ireland. She wrote her two senior theses on Protest Art as a Form of Resistance Against the Military Dictatorship of Uruguay (1973-1985) in Spanish as well as An Examination of Political Violence and State Formation in Colombia.
At Georgetown, Anne-Cecilia is the Communications Chair for the Georgetown Women in International Affairs (GWIA) organization and the Vice President of the Latin American Foreign Affairs Association (LAFAA). In Spring 2021, she was a Lead Translator for the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) Profiles in Peace project which is housed at the Georgetown Library. For Summer 2021, she was an intern at The Guernica Centre for International Justice on their Colombia program.
Concentration: Governance and Leadership
Research Area – Substantive: Transitional Justice, Human Rights, Security, Armed Conflict, Governance, Gender
Research Area – Geographic: Colombia, Honduras, Southern Cone