Photo of Hailey YorkA Portland, OR native, Hailey graduated summa cum laude from Gonzaga University in 2021, with degrees in International Relations and Political Science and a minor in Sociology. She participated nationally with Gonzaga’s Model United Nations team and spent a semester abroad in Amman, Jordan. While there, Hailey worked to improve her Arabic language skills and interned with Al-Hadaf, a local organization working to provide life-skills training and art therapy to Iraqi refugee mothers and their children. Wanting to comprehend more of the culture she found herself in and its effects on female refugees, she conducted research into Jordanian gender norms and their impact on refugee employment and domestic violence laws, visiting and interacting with Syrian and Palestinian refugees at a Life Center in Zarqa, a northern Jordanian city. Intrigued by the law’s capability to affect the lives of these women, upon returning to Spokane Hailey interned with World Relief’s Immigration and Legal Services department, working with refugee families being resettled in the Spokane area as they worked to apply for legal status.

At Georgetown Law, Hailey looks forward to learning more about national security, immigration, and international law, and how these systems impact human rights here in the U.S. and worldwide. In her free time, Hailey enjoys hiking, learning how to paint, and cooking new recipes. Hailey speaks fluent Spanish and German, with an OPI score of advanced low in Arabic, languages she hopes to continue improving in during her time at Georgetown.