Degree: Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Political Science
College: Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs
Sabrina Pecorelli is truly living her life as an international citizen. Born in Italy, she grew up in places like Maldives and Zanzibar while her father pursued a career in hospitality management. Locally, as a dynamic and vibrant young leader, she served as president of UN Women at FIU, where she hosted many virtual presentations on women’s issues and gender equality, including a series about influential women in male-dominated professions.
Her enterprising internships included serving as a team leader for Latin America for the U.S. State Department and researching violence against Guatemala’s environmental defenders. In Spring 2020, she was tasked with responding to constituent concerns on local and national issues while interning for then U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala. To pursue her work for women’s rights, she completed the Millennium Fellowship, a program that only accepts 6 percent of its more than 15,000 applicants worldwide. Through her work, she strives to educate and empower women to increase female political participation at local and national levels.
With fluency in four languages, Sabrina plans to take two gap years to travel and gain even more international experience. She is a recipient of the prestigious Critical Language Study Scholarship from the State Department and plans to study Arabic on her way to becoming a Foreign Service Officer serving in the Middle East. She plans to apply to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., as the final step in attaining her goals.
By Alexandra Bassil
Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs
Nominated by Yenisleidy Simon Mengana