San Ramon, California, United States
Nitisha Baronia, from San Ramon, California, is pursuing a JD at Stanford Law School, and a master’s degree in public policy at Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley) with bachelor’s degrees in political science and business administration, earning highest honors, and the Haas Business School Department Citation. She has researched gender-based violence for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Mexico and Guatemala, and has also worked at the American Civil Liberties Union as an intake coordinator. At UC Berkeley, she was editor-in-chief of the Berkeley Political Review, served as UC Berkeley’s 2016 Travers Scholar, was named a Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholar, and received the European Union Ambassadors Conference Prize and American Foreign Service Association Award.