Alina Utrata

Stanford University

Alina Utrata is a senior majoring in History and the Law at Stanford University. Alina’s academic interests have centered on how post-conflict societies transition out of violence, address the legacy of trauma, and the ability of law to impact collective memory. Over the past four years, she has worked at the Asian International Justice Initiative in Phnom Penh, the Balkan Institute for Conflict Resolution, Responsibility, and Reconciliation in Sarajevo, and the State Department’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Bureau in Washington D.C. She has also assisted with the creation of the first Human Rights minor at Stanford through the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford. In the future, Alina hopes to work on transitional justice and post-conflict issues for the US government or international institutions such as the UN and will pursue a Master’s Degree in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice at Queen’s University Belfast.