Megan Abrameit

Megan is a student at The University of Texas at Austin majoring in psychology and humanities (contract in sex trafficking and human rights) with a minor in government and certificate in creative writing. She is a member of Liberal Arts Honors and the Dedman Distinguished Scholars Program. Megan is living in Washington D.C. for the Spring 2018 semester as an Archer Fellow, where she is taking classes and interning with the Institute. Before coming to D.C., Megan participated in advocating against trafficking by working with an on-campus chapter of International Justice Mission. Additionally, she further developed her interests in advocacy, policy, and politics by interning at the Texas Capitol and the Attorney General’s office. Megan hopes to attend law school and specialize in human rights law.
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