Mireille Becerra

Policy Fellow

I am a Posse Scholar and first year graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College. I am currently pursuing a Masters in Public Policy and Management with a concentration on social policy and human rights in the Washington, D.C. region.

Previously, I attended Middlebury College in Vermont where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish. There I had the opportunity to study human rights at Universidad Alberto Hurtado in Santiago, Chile. While completing my undergraduate degree, I worked as a research assistant in the Luso-Hispanic Department researching neoliberal and capitalist influence on social welfare as portrayed through film and media while simultaneously working as a Head Resident Assistant mentoring students in residential life and supporting 200 first-years.

Some of my past experiences include interning in Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office to address traffic congestion for Angelinos, working as a litigant aid assistant at Neighborhood Legal Services dealing with family case law, and interning with the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development in the Andean Highlands of Cusco, Peru to alleviate hunger for indigenous populations. In the future, I hope to work in the DC region addressing systemic racism and women’s rights. I am originally from Los Angeles; in my free time I enjoy running, cooking, and journaling.