Craig L. Gertsch

Global Policy Studies
Affiliated Graduate Students

Craig L. Gertsch is currently pursuing a Master's Degree at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. He is looking to be even more involved in the international relations/public policy arena, especially with an organization that does vital work like the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice. Craig is specializing in Global Policy Studies, with a focus on human rights issues, along with US-Latin American policy and intelligence-global security studies. From his experiences as a Legislative Aide in the Texas State Legislature, to serving as a District Leader while completing a two year community service project among the Latino neighborhoods of Miami, to being a Social Services Intake Coordinator at the Community Resource Center, to being a Manager at a disability advocacy firm, and to working as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Mason D. Harrell at the US Social Security Administration, Craig knows the importance of and the need to advocate for human rights in our communities. Additionally, he was born and raised in San Diego, California, and he graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley. Craig was a Glaser Educational Foundation Scholar at Berkeley, and he presented and published his Honors Thesis on public health inequalities. Craig’s wife works in the healthcare field, and they both seek to serve in their communities. He is a motivated, bilingual professional looking to gain further experiences in the international relations and policy arena, including government, private, and nonprofit organizations.