Class of 2020
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Research Interests: Sharia/Islamic law, international human rights, disability studies, the human rights approach to disability, development
Jinseul graduated cum laude from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont in 2017 with a B.A. in Political Science. During her time at Middlebury, she was awarded two grants (Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs Study Abroad Research Grant & Academic Outreach Endowment Grant) to conduct a research project that analyzed clienteles’ practices and their impact on the implementation of rights-based disability policies in Jordan. Jinseul spent a summer in Rabat, Morocco at Qalam wa Lawh Institute in 2015 and a semester in Jordan at the University of Jordan in 2016 studying Modern Standard Arabic. She hopes to pursue a career in policy work with a focus on disability policies in the Middle East. More specifically, Jinseul hopes to address systemic disability issues and devise creative and tailored policies that will directly impact persons with disabilities.