Lia De Valenzuela is a sophomore from Bogotá, Colombia, majoring in psychology and global affairs with a minor in business economics. As part of the International Scholars Program, she will be working with Professor Aníbal Pérez-Liñan to examine a state’s compliance with legal reparations ordered by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, based in Costa Rica. They will also begin a new project regarding political polarization and the erosion of democracy. Throughout this semester, De Valenzuela will learn how to use Zotero software, analyze and comprehend legal documents in Spanish, and develop her knowledge of literature reviews.

During the summer of 2023, De Valenzuela worked as a research assistant to the International Race and Human Rights Lab and developed skills in qualitative coding as she analyzed Chinese news sources and their criticisms of the United States. De Valenzuela is also part of the Sheedy Family Program in Economy, Society, and Enterprise, and is interested in social impact consulting.

Global Affairs
Business Economics