Mariel Sanchez


Mariel Sanchez

Mariel is a graduate student at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, focusing on human security and international development. She is originally from Mexico and has spent time studying in France and doing volunteer work in Costa Rica. Prior to her graduate studies, she was a case manager and legal representative at the YMCA International Services, a refugee resettlement agency in Houston, Texas. Her cases involved immigration relief for victims of crime, asylum seekers, and family reunification for refugees and other low-income immigrants. Before starting in immigration law, she worked for a disaster relief program, where she provided case management and direct assistance to hurricane survivors. She also has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from The University of Texas at Austin. This summer, she continued her work in the human rights field with EPAF, further exploring issues of transitional justice and post-conflict development. After the fellowship, she wrote: "The fellowship kept me very busy and I enjoyed having variety in the work. I liked being able to contribute practical skills in preparing a grant proposal and a marketing plan, while also having the opportunity to be creative in designing a website, writing AP blogs and making videos. For me, the best part about the fellowship was that I wasn’t just doing a job, but that everything I did had the greater benefit of supporting human rights. Also, working with the people of EPAF and learning the stories of the conflict directly from the victims were the most rewarding aspects." Contact: msanchez@advocacynet.org



03 Oct

Meet EPAF

As I near the end of my series of blog posts, I want to use

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Posted Oct 03, 2015

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18 Sep

Art and Select Memories

“Memory needs anchors, places and dates, monuments, commemorations, rituals. Sensory stimuli – a smell, a

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Posted Sep 18, 2015

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18 Aug

Ekeko

Throughout my time in Peru I have encountered a mysterious figurine in the corners of

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Posted Aug 18, 2015

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08 Aug

The Story of Mrs. Benedicta

Mrs. Benedicta seems to be in every sense a “typical” war widow. She is elderly,

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Posted Aug 08, 2015

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14 Jul

Desplazados

In honor of World Refugee Day, I thought I’d share stories of internal displacement from the

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Posted Jul 14, 2015

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05 Jul

Memory, Forensics and Fútbol

The EPAF 2015 Field School in Peru is off to a great start. Following two days

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Posted Jul 05, 2015

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10 Jun

Bagua No Se Olvida (Bagua Is Not Forgotten)

Six years ago more than 30 people were killed near Bagua, a city approximately 600

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Posted Jun 10, 2015

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08 Jun

Initial Thoughts and Impressions

Nearly one week into my fellowship and I am feeling overwhelmed by the city of

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Posted Jun 08, 2015

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31 May

Preparations and Expectations

In two days I will be boarding a flight to Lima, Peru to begin my

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Posted May 31, 2015

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