Anne grew up in Amsterdam in the Netherlands and came to the United States to pursue her undergraduate degree at Duke University as a varsity athlete on the rowing team. She graduated from Duke in 2021 with a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy. Her senior honors thesis focused on the U.S. government’s border policies at the Mexican border under the Trump administration. With a focus on the human rights implications of separating children from their parents at the border it gave an ethical analysis of the policy and possible alternatives. Her senior year, Anne served as the co-president of Duke’s International Association where she aimed to make the transition to the United States easier for international students by setting up community building programs, increasing accessibility to career services and helping to make the transition to online learning easier for those in different time-zones during the pandemic.
During her undergraduate career, Anne interned for Duke Law’s International Human Right’s clinic and analyzed and translated relevant documents relating to Dutch politics. She’s also served as a summer intern for the Reflect Organization, a non-profit organization advocating for more attention to college students’ mental health. She enjoys reading, hiking and traveling in her free time. Anne is eager to learn more about international law, immigration and human rights law at Georgetown.