Photo of Sofie Pedersen

I am currently an international student at Macalester College in Minnesota, where I am double majoring in Political Science and International Studies with a concentration in human rights and humanitarianism. I spent most of my time growing up in Stockholm, Sweden, but having a Danish mother and a Finish father means that me and my two younger sibling have and still do spend a lot of time in Denmark and Finland. I consequently, especially after spending two years at Red Cross Nordic United World College in Norway, define myself more like a Nordic-hybrid than anything else. Most of my interests are related to the outdoors and I am always down for a climb in the mountains or a skiing trip through a frosty landscape. Most of my professional experience has been through internships in the humanitarian sector, such as through the Swedish Red Cross and other NGOs working with refugees and immigration in Minnesota. These commitments recently turned into a deep interest in peace and conflict studies and transitional justice. This gave me the opportunity to work with the Coalition for the International Criminal Court in The Hague last fall which has had a lasting impact on me.