Class of 2022
Hometown: San Francisco, California
Bio: Anne-Cecilia was born and raised in San Francisco, California. Her Colombian-Irish heritage has always been a major influence on her academic interests. She recently 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. Participating in the Northern Ireland Peacebuilding Program at the end of her freshman year, she studied Irish culture and history as well as identity in conflict. This was followed by a study tour of Northern Ireland where she met many of those involved in the peace process and the victims of The Troubles. While at John Carroll, Anne-Cecilia studied abroad twice. During her sophomore year, she spent a semester in Madrid, Spain. In her junior year, she studied in Montevideo, Uruguay. Her Spanish language capabilities were utilized within John Carroll’s Department of Political Science as a translator in an academic investigation of healthcare in Honduras. Her University employment included a stint with the Center for Global Education. She later worked for the Departments of Political Science, Classical and Modern Languages and Cultures, and Peace, Justice, and Human Rights. In her senior year, she served as an intern in the Cleveland Office of Senator Rob Portman. As an undergraduate student with a double major, 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 examining political violence and state formation in the 20th century in Colombia.
Now, as an MA candidate in Latin American Studies in Georgetown, Anne-Cecilia’s academic goals are to pursue an understanding of conflict, identity, cultural expressions, collaboration, and structures of peace in this region. This includes examining a connection between the violence in Latin America and similar armed conflict in Europe.
Concentration: History, Culture, and Society