DukeEngage-New York alum Katie Becker ’17 received the Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Peace and Reconciliation. The award provides a full tuition-fee waiver to an exceptional female student from the United States who wishes to pursue study in a field related to politics, conflict transformation, or human rights at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland. She is the sole recipient for 2020-2021, and will use the award to complete a MA in global security and borders, furthering her research interests in global migration.
In summer 2014, Katherine participated in DukeEngage-New York City, which focuses on women’s empowerment and advocacy for women’s rights. As a RIPP-Engage Fellow, she returned to NYC in 2016 to work as a legal intern with her DukeEngage community partner, Sanctuary for Families.
Following graduation, Katie was awarded a Fulbright grant to teach English at a college in Ixtapan De La Sal, Mexico. Since returning from Mexico in 2018, she has served as a bilingual program assistant at the University of North Carolina School of Law Clinical Programs and as an outreach volunteer with Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Farmworker Unit.