Volume 32 | 2020-2021
Rocio Cara Labrador
Cara was raised across the United States, Spain and France before attending Dartmouth College, where she majored in government and classical studies. After completing speechwriting internships with the United Nations and the European Union at the height of the Syrian refugee crisis, Cara spent a year in Colombia, where she taught English to university students and interviewed former FARC members on a Fulbright grant. Invigorated by what she’d witnessed of the Colombian peace process, she joined the Council on Foreign Relations as a writer on Latin American security and politics, and hopes to delve further into security studies, conflict mitigation, non-state violence, and migration issues while at SPIA. Last summer, she worked on economic policy as a Rosenthal Fellow at the U.S. Department of State.
Sofia Alessandra Ramirez
Sofia had a multicultural upbringing in the San Diego/Tijuana border region. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of San Diego, with a B.A. in international relations and Asian studies. Throughout undergrad, Sofia studied abroad in Beijing and Qingdao, China, and participated in the Critical Language Scholarship program in Tainan, Taiwan. After earning her degree, she moved to New York City where she worked as a Latin America research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations and as an analyst at The Economist Intelligence Unit. Sofia speaks Spanish and Chinese, and has an elementary command of Portuguese. Last summer, she worked at the U.S. Development Finance Corporation. As a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs fellow, Sofia looks forward to a career as a Foreign Service Officer after graduation.
Rebecca Gorin is from New York and attended Kenyon College in Ohio for undergrad where she was an international studies and Spanish major. Prior to starting at Princeton, Rebecca lived in Washington, D.C., for five years - for the past two, she was working at the State Department doing analytics and audience research for public diplomacy programs and using open source technology to infuse policy and communications with data. Before State, she worked in federal consulting for three years, focusing on domestic projects related to economic security and poverty alleviation. Rebecca is passionate about using data to inform more effective and responsive policymaking. Last summer, she worked at the Sustainable Development Solutions Network.