Alumni Spotlight: French Smith

Published on June 12, 2015

French Smith (GPIA, Spring 2015) is currently a Fellow for the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security at the UN Plaza. In her new role French will be performing policy research, meeting with a consortium of NGOs, and making recommendations to the Security Council on how to better incorporate a gendered analysis in UN resolutions.  After completing her thesis in December 2014, French served as a Human Rights Fellow with the International Honors Program (IHP), traveling with 25 undergraduate students to Nepal, Jordan and Chile, and served as a mentor, teaching assistant, and logistical coordinator during the trips. Most recently, alum Nathaniel Phillipps (GPIA, Spring 2015) has accepted the Human Rights Fellow position at IHP to replace French.

With her current fellowship ending this August, French hopes to secure a position in either policy research or program management in the human rights sector in New York City.