Genevieve McCarthy is a joint degree student J.D. and M.A. Latin American Studies student at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. She is interested in NGO work in the fields of human rights and immigration. McCarthy studied her bachelor’s degree at Colgate University and graduated in 2021 with honors in political science and Spanish language and literature. She also graduated with honors in the liberal arts program.

McCarthy worked in Mexico City at the Center for Human Rights Prodh during the summer of 2022 as part of the Georgetown Center for Latin American Studies summer program. Before that, she worked with Georgetown Professor Diana Kapiszewski as a Research Assistant on her book about Latin American election courts. She also worked as a Research Assistant at the Guernica Centre for International Justice. McCarthy is fluent in English and Spanish and proficient in Portuguese. In her free time, she tutors in English and Spanish, hikes in the DC area and internationally, and enjoys boba tea.