A Southern California native, McCall’s passion for international human rights developed at a young age as a result of her proximity to the Mexican border and early exposure to immigrants’ rights issues. Possessing African, Latin American, and European roots, McCall’s own multiethnic heritage also inspired a budding interest in cross-cultural collaboration. McCall’s childhood curiosities eventually manifested in the pursuit of a multidisciplinary education at Duke University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in International Comparative Studies in December 2016. During college, McCall co-founded AccessDuke, a student coalition whose activism led to broader access to financial aid for undocumented students.
McCall’s first significant experience abroad took place in Buenos Aires, where she spent a semester studying urban epidemiology and comparing inequities in public health policy across multiple regions in Argentina. Upon graduation from Duke, McCall accepted a Fulbright Grant to serve as an English Teaching Assistant at the Universidad Camilo José Cela in Madrid. In this role, McCall further demonstrated her commitment to international justice by co-founding the university’s first International Club and volunteering as a research assistant for scholarship on international environmental agreement compliance. Before committing to law school, McCall opted to further explore the legal field by taking a position as an International Arbitration Legal Assistant at White & Case’s Paris office. Consistent with her international experiences thus far, McCall speaks fluent Spanish and is committed to improving her novice level of French.