Mehdia Mrabet is a senior majoring in Government, and is pursuing a Bridging Disciplines Program Certificate in Human Rights & Social Justice. In her interdisciplinary studies for the certificate, her focus is the material realities that women of color bear as a result of white supremacist patriarchy. She has assisted a research project by Dr. Mounira Charrad that revolved around the women’s rights movement in Tunisia. She also conducted an independent research project for the Texas After Violence Project, where she explored how the death penalty process traumatizes and re-traumatizes the family members of both the murder victim and the death row inmate. Currently, Mehdia serves as a peer volunteer for Interpersonal Violence Peer Support at UT Austin, where she provides confidential aid to fellow students who are experiencing interpersonal violence. After graduation, Mehdia plans to attend law school and become a public interest lawyer.