Dylan O'Donoghue, ’18, has received an offer to participate in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of State’s Institute of International Education.
O’Donoghue, a student in the Master of Legal Studies program, received an offer to conduct research in Taiwan.
In Taiwan, O’Donoghue will combine her interests in human rights and language studies to better understand that nation’s successful implementation of anti-human trafficking regulations.
This is a topic O’Donoghue explored through her classes at the law school, which included International Human Rights Advocacy and Practice. In that class, she wrote a report on trafficking of homeless youth that was submitted to Philip Alston, the United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, in anticipation of his visit to the U.S.
The paper details the hazards faced by homeless youth and advocates for passage of the Runaway Homeless Youth Trafficking Prevention Act in Congress and Safe Harbor for Exploited Children in the U.S. Senate.
O’Donoghue is also a full-time employee of Drexel University, where she serves as assistant director of foreign nationals at the International Students and Scholars Services office. She previously completed a certificate as an interpreter for Mandarin and a graduate certificate in Issues in Human Trafficking.