Anjali Mishra

University of Oregon

Anjali Mishra, a second-year student at the University of Oregon, has earned campus-wide recognition as a top student leader and peer educator addressing issues of humanitarian and policy reform for vulnerable populations. Since high school she has progressively held youth and student leadership positions in national, regional, and local non-governmental organizations and community action agencies advocating for children, the unhoused, and the incarcerated experiencing multidimensional poverty. She currently serves as a Youth Justice Project intern with the Oregon Justice Resource Center performing legal and organizational research on youth and adult incarceration and community organizing to support staff with implementing Oregon Senate Bill 1008 for juvenile justice reform. The bill prohibits persons who were under 18 years of age at the time of committing an offense from being sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of release or parole. She shares her experiences and mobilizes student advocacy on campus as a peer educator through the development and delivery of co-curricular workshops and in-class exercises focusing on structural and institutional forms of oppression, racism, and inequity.

Michael Schill
University of Oregon

Personal Statement

Giving every person the resources and opportunities they need to thrive has been at the forefront of my belief system since high school, when I first got involved in advocacy through UNICEF USA after witnessing the harrowing impacts of childhood poverty in my dad’s village in India. Since then, I have dedicated my work and academics to better understanding systems of inequality and how to dismantle them in order to promote justice and equity for society’s most vulnerable. Much of my campus and community work revolves around reducing inequality in the realms of race, education, and incarceration, focusing more specifically on issues that impact children and adolescents. I currently work with the Holden Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, the UO SAIL program, the Oregon Justice Resource Center, and as a Provost Innovation Student Fellow to create resources that uplift a number of marginalized communities through innovation and political advocacy. I am interested in furthering my commitment to fighting inequality by pursuing a Ph.D. in Social Policy, which would allow me to engage with issues of inequality in a more nuanced fashion.

Anjali Mishra
Political Science and Sociology : Class of 23-Jun
written 2021

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Salma Yajaira Gómez Pineda, Universidad de Monterrey Daniel Khoshkepazi, University of Baltimore Mansi Seth, University of California Berkeley Emma Davis, University of Central Arkansas Victoria Orindas Corcino, University of Central Florida Sai Reddy, University of Cincinnati Areyana Janae-Andrea Proctor, University of Colorado Boulder Irene Soteriou, University of Connecticut Ryan Greensfelder, University of Dayton Nicole Kennedy, University of Delaware Jenny Truong, University of Denver Miguel Garcia, University of Houston-Downtown Courtney Washington, University of Illinois at Chicago Celena Zacchai, University of Maine at Augusta Brandon Reed, University Of Maine at Farmington Callie Jordan, University of Mary Washington Ayotomiwa Fashola, University of Maryland Eastern Shore Faith Davis, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Gifty Kessie, University of Massachusetts Lowell Ian Malesiewski, University of Miami Isabella DeArmitt, University of Missouri-St. Louis Mia McKinney, University of Montana Allison Hrovat, University of Mount Union Vanessa Chavez Jurado, University of Nebraska at Omaha Lauren Martin, University of North Carolina Charlotte Justin Bray, University of North Georgia Jerrell Bates, University of Northern Iowa Caitlyn Cano, University of Notre Dame Anjali Mishra, University of Oregon Alisa Ghura, University of Pennsylvania Brianna Silva, University of Richmond Kapri Tulang-De Silva, University of San Diego Jada Curry, University of San Francisco Daniela Isaza, University of South Carolina Upstate Sophia Faacks, University of St. Thomas Hannah Beauchamp-Pope, University of Wisconsin Green Bay Beth Allen, University of Wisconsin-Madison Alisson Anguiano Salas, University of Wisconsin-Parkside Jessica Smith, University of Wisconsin-Superior
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