Alexandra Zetes (@AlexandraZetes) is the 2016-2017 Masiyiwa-Bernstein Fellow with the Global Justice Clinic at New York University School of Law. She works as a research fellow with the Clinic, working both directly with the clinic projects and engaging in broader project development and management. Alex holds a JD from NYU School of Law, where she graduated in 2016.
During her time in law school, Alex was the NYU Law Chapter Chair of the International Refugee Assistance Project, as well as co-chair for the Courtroom Advocate’s Project. She spent her summers working on international human rights issues, first at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Ankara, Turkey, and then with the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights in Washington DC. Alex also engaged in international human rights research as a student in the Global Justice Clinic and with the Clinic on Policy Advocacy in Latin America in Buenos Aires. She has published on the issue of women in transitional justice.
Before law school, Alex worked with a democracy-building organization in Rwanda, and later for an educational non-profit in Boston. Alex holds a dual BA in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she graduated magna cum laude in 2010. During her course of study at the University of Massachusetts, Alex studied and conducted research in Cape Town, South Africa, where she studied and wrote her undergraduate thesis on reconciliation and intergroup contact in post-apartheid South Africa.