Emily Bauer is a master's degree candidate in International Policy at Stanford University. She is specializing in international security as it relates to the advancement of human rights and development. She is specifically interested in how local groups use international mechanisms to modify domestic laws and sociocultural practices as well as cases in which local groups have challenged the international human rights regime to better reflect sociocultural diversity.
At Stanford, Emily works as a research assistant to Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster and serves as president of her program's student government. Emily obtained her bachelor of science from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, graduating magna cum laude. She then worked as a research assistant for the U.S. Government, studying classified and unclassified material to provide the U.S. Government with objective assessments and subject matter expertise on global issues. Her government career spans more than five years and includes an internship at USAID's Africa Bureau, where she examined the impact of crises, conflicts, and gender-based violence on education in Africa.
Emily is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and Georgetown's National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She is also a recipient of Stanford's Margretta Young and Charles Jay Jacobs Fellowship (2021) for her work to help increase racial equity diversity, and inclusion at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.