Julia Yanoff

Julia Romani Yanoff, Green Templeton College student profileMSc Migration Studies

Hi all! I am from Philadelphia, USA, however, I was raised bilingually/biculturally as my mother is from Rome, Italy, and I spent summers visiting my family there. I studied Latin American Studies and Political Science at New York University for my undergraduate studies, and I studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for a memorable semester. Once I graduated college, I moved to Cochabamba, Bolivia, where I worked for an NGO dedicated to researching and analysing drug policy and human rights issues in the Andes. After a year, I returned to the U.S. and worked as a Case Manager and thereafter Lead Case Manager, helping to reunify unaccompanied immigrant minors with their family members in the U.S. I am passionate about social justice, human rights, and cultural exchange.

While at Oxford, I will be completing an MSc in Migration Studies, during which I hope to look at the impacts of migration policies on vulnerable communities around the world, particularly children. I am eager to apply my experience working with Central American migrants to a more global understanding of this historical phenomenon and its current trends.

I am eager to meet other students from all over the world who are also passionate about international politics, social change, and cross-cultural contact. In addition to academic and intellectual interests, I also love cooking, cinema and art, and I hope to continue to explore these topics while at Green Templeton College. I am also interested in volunteering with children while at Oxford, particularly of immigrant backgrounds, and learning from professionals in academia and international organisations in order to pursue a career in immigration advocacy.