Megan Kelly

Megan is a Midwest native currently living in Washington, D.C. She graduated summa cum laude from Indiana University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Spanish, as well as certificates in Nonprofit Management and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. She now works as a Program Assistant for the Latin America team at the National Endowment for Democracy.

Megan spent the 2016-17 academic year in Bogotá, Colombia as a Fulbright recipient, teaching English and researching refugee and migrant issues with la Consultoría para los Derechos Humanos y el Desplazamiento (The Consultancy on Human Rights and Displacement). Previously, she interned with the Enough Project to end genocide and crimes against humanity at the Center for American Progress.

Her interest area lies in human rights and international law, specifically centered around peace processes and post-conflict reconstruction. During her undergraduate studies, she spent a semester studying in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she researched the post-military dictatorship for her senior thesis, “The Institutionalization of Collective Memory: Former Clandestine Centers as Memory Spaces in Post-Military Dictatorship Argentina,” which includes interviews with survivors of centers of detention, torture, and extermination. Today she enjoys witnessing the initial phase of transitional justice in Colombia and comparing this context with prior peace processes in Latin America.

In her free time, Megan enjoys hiking, seeing live music, and visiting home to see her dog, Harry Potter.