Dina Chotrani ’18, MPA '22 of Secaucus, New Jersey, graduated cum laude from the Woodrow Wilson School with certificates in Global Health and Health Policy, History and the Practice of Diplomacy, and Enterpreneurship. Chotrani, the 2018 Terrence A. Elkes Graduate Scholar in the Nation’s Service has focused on global health, humanitarian assistance and entrepreneurship.
During summer 2017, Chotrani interned at an immigration law firm, conducted research on human rights and forced migration for The 2018 New Global Agenda, and worked on affordable housing policy at the Manhattan Borough President’s Office. She has also worked in gender equality advocacy efforts in Mexico City and on the United Nations Ivy STEM Connect pilot programs in Tanzania and Rwanda for the U.N. Girls’ Education Initiative. On campus, Chotrani was a student fellow in the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination’s Project on Women in the Global Community and an executive board member of the Ivy Council. She also has served as a vice president for Princeton Effective Altruism, a programming director for Princeton Development Lab, and a member of the charity committee for the Class of 2018’s Undergraduate Student Government.
In July 2019, Dina started her first fellowship rotation at the United States Institute of Peace in the Governance Justice and Security Program, Center for Applied Conflict Transformation. She is currently at the State Department in the office of Conflict and Stabilization Operations.