Class of 2024
Luz Velazquez is a Paraguayan-American and first-generation college student born and raised in Queens, New York. She is a 2021 graduate of Binghamton University where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with minors in Immigration Studies and Latin American & Caribbean Area Studies. She is a 2022 Thomas R. Pickering Fellow and will be entering the Foreign Service upon completion of a graduate program. Currently, Luz serves as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in La Rioja, Spain, and Immigration Researcher for Amnesty International Spain, examining the Spain-Morocco Migration Crisis. During her undergraduate career, Luz was a JFEW SUNY Global Affairs Scholar, Lideres Avanzando Fellow for UnidosUS, a research intern for the Institute of International Education, a published immigration researcher, and a human rights and legal services intern for both the American Civic Association in Binghamton, NY and Sheffield Hallam University Refugee Law Clinic in the UK. Her languages include Spanish and Guarani, Paraguay's indigenous language. Her interests include soccer, kickboxing, and photography.