Cortney Zamor

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

College/School: Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs

Cortney Zamor has seen enough of the world to believe that whatever challenges she has faced in her life pale in comparison to those of the young women she has known.

In her work as an advocate for girls and women who have endured domestic violence or human trafficking, she has seen more than her fair share of suffering.

Rather than let it cause her to despair, however, Cortney has dedicated herself to being a voice for the voiceless and a leader for organizations involved in the global fight to stop human trafficking.

She has volunteered for numerous organizations, including GlobeMed, a global health organization, where she served as vice president and excelled as a fundraiser. She worked as an advocate for CEDAW, the international bill of rights for women adopted by more than 50 countries. She has also used her talents in Haiti since 2014, again as an advocate for women and children. In 2014, she completed a project to translate books from Creole, her native tongue, to English for young people.

If there has been a challenge in her life, Cortney says it has been understanding that life can be a series of tests and that it is less the outcome of a challenge but how one handles it that ultimately define the person we become.

After graduation, Cortney plans to work fulltime at a startup company and later pursue her MBA.

By Amy Ellis