MPS Class of 2024, Global Development
- Grand challenge: Engaging migrant youth in their respective communities through inclusive policy design and economic opportunities
- Where she calls home: Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA
- Connect: ea428 [at] cornell.edu | LinkedIn
Elizabeth Arrazola is a passionate youth advocate with a focus on assisting under-resourced communities and unaccompanied minors in the United States. As an MPS student in Global Development at Cornell University, Elizabeth seeks to advance her skills in equitable project design by utilizing methodologies and intentional policies to advocate for the rights of underrepresented youth and their communities.
Prior to attending Cornell, Elizabeth worked as a Paralegal for both detained and released unaccompanied minors while at the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project (FIRRP) in Arizona, and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) in Los Angeles. She also previously served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco where she developed programming to engage rural youth in technical skills training. Elizabeth has also developed ESL programming in Bangkok, Thailand where she interned with refugee youth and their families.
Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is originally from Inglewood, Los Angeles and is a proud daughter of parents from Oaxaca, Mexico.