University: Columbia University
Major: History and Anthropology
Languages: Haitian Creole, French, Spanish
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Biography: I am Kwolanne Felix a student at Columbia University studying history and pursuing my passion in humanitarianism. I’m Haitian but I reside in Miami. I grew up in a community of immigrants where college education was nonexistent. As Student Body President during high school I lead initiatives such as protests against gun violence, voter registration drives, establishing an award winning Model United Nations and creating programs to empower communities of color. I earned the Silver Knight Honoree Award, Comcast Leadership and Achievement Award, and became a Questbridge Scholar and a Ron Brown Captain Scholar. During college I was a victim of racial harassment and created an initiative to help combat harassment called No Space for Hate.
I work at the Council on Foreign Relations where I expand my interest in foreign policy. I hope to use my experiences to create comprehensive policies as the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights.