Rana Nejad

Job title: 
Undergraduate Student
Political Science

Rana Nejad is a student at UC Berkeley completing her B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Human Rights. Throughout her studies, she has focused mostly on the Middle East and North Africa region where she explores topics ranging from security and counterrorism to refugee rights and humanitarian development. Over the years, she has worked with nonprofits that advocate for the rights of immigrants and refugees along the U.S.-Mexico border, as well as contributed to a number of international affairs publications. Moving forward, she hopes to further advocate for the human rights of refugees and IDPs, as well as continue studying the regional and international effects of war and migration. In her work she cherishes learning about different cultures and experiences from locals, and strives to promote inclusion within the intimidating field of politics as much as possible.

Research interests: 
  • Development 
  • Global/Transnational 
  • Human Rights/Norms 
  • Security/Defense