Emily Gilroy is a recipient of the Summer 2021 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship. The award provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students with financial support to develop fluency in less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) and expertise in the regions in which these languages are spoken. Click here to learn more.
Emily is a concurrent graduate candidate in the Evans school of Public Policy and Governance and the Jackson School of International Studies and has a background in interdisciplinary social science with a focus on human rights. Emily’s academic areas of interest include social, environmental, and human rights policy, and how global lessons can inform policy at a local level.
The Summer FLAS fellowship allows Emily to further study the Portuguese language, allowing her to better understand policy as it has been implemented in the global lusophone community and translate that information for use in the PNW region.