Hilary Miller, a History and Political Science major who graduated this spring, will soon be heading off to Geneva, Switzerland to work with the UN Watch, a nonprofit that monitors the United Nations and promotes human rights. Miller received this opportunity through the prestigious Morris B. Abram Fellowship, which is a one-year position in which she will be drafting reports, speeches, op-eds, and press releases, performing research, and managing the UN Watch’s social media. Miller also graduated with a certificate in Jewish Studies, and has been an active member of the student body, serving as editor of ARCHIVE, the undergraduate journal of history at UW-Madison, as well as forming the Wisconsin Undergraduate Journal Association and Avukah, an undergraduate journal for the Department of Jewish Studies. She has held various internships and fellowships during her time at UW-Madison, working with such organizations as the American Jewish Committee in Chicago, and the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law in Madison. All of her experiences have culminated in a passion for world change and improvement, and her selection to a position which will allow her to put her skills and study into action. Miller states, “I’m most looking forward to being immersed in the context of Geneva, where people are working toward a better global order every day.” Working closely with the History Department Career Advisor, Christina Matta, and the Undergraduate Advisor, Scott Burkhardt, as well as various faculty in the Department, Miller has leveraged her time and hard work at the University into a promising future. The Department of History is proud of her achievements, and looks forward to her future success!
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