Mikaylah Ladue

Class of 2020

Mikaylah Ladue ’20 MPA '24, of Levittown, Pennsylvania, is studying anthropology — specializing in legal and political anthropology — and is pursuing certificates in Latin American Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies. She is a two-time fellow with the Gender in the Global Community project through the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, where her research focuses on gendered dimensions of drug use and the intersection of gender and drug trafficking policies. Her departmental research focuses on the social impacts of drug policies, primarily the ongoing opioid crisis. In summer 2018, Ladue began working as a legal assistant for a criminal defense attorney in Princeton, New Jersey, where she specializes in cases pertaining to drug abuse, child abuse, and sexual violence. In summer 2019, she was a counseling intern with the Women's Law Project in Philadelphia, where she provided legal information and referrals to area women. Ladue is a pre-law fellow for the University’s Center for Career Development, president of Habitat for Humanity, president of Finding the Match, staff writer for the Princeton Legal Journal, member of the Breast Treatment Task Force, and former community relations leader of Engineers Without Borders.