Lissette Almanza

Solidarity Center (2018)
Summer Human Rights Fellows (2018), Alumni,
Lissette Almanza

Lissette Almanza (B.A. 2015 Texas A&M University at College Station; MGPS expected 2018) will intern this summer at Solidarity Center, an international workers rights organization helping workers attain safe and healthy workspaces, family-supporting wages, and dignity and greater equity at work. She will work with the Equality and Inclusion Department to conduct research and draft an intersectional analysis on the relationship between gender, race, ethnicity, trade policy, and women’s labor rights. Last summer, she interned with Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera, an organization that raises awareness about social and economic injustices along the Texas-Mexico border. At the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, Lissette focuses on the intersection of migration, trade policy, and economic development in Latin America. After graduate school, Lissette hopes to pursue a career in international human rights.