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Lizzy Smith


Lizzy grew up in San Jose, California and is currently a Junior undergraduate student at New York University completing a year of study abroad in Berlin. She is on track to receive her Bachelor’s in German Linguistics and Global Liberal Studies with a concentration in Politics, Rights and Development in May 2024. Though she is taking a break this year, she will continue to represent NYU in Division III collegiate Softball this coming fall for the 2023-’24 season. During her first semester in Berlin, she supported staff and faculty as a Peer Advisor in order to coordinate events and assist in outreach efforts to the student body. Since then, she has also advanced her research for the NYU Senior Thesis Showcase, in which she will present her thesis incorporating a global issue of contemporary importance inspired by her time in Berlin. Through her research, she hopes to advocate for human rights protection by focusing on the legal and political frameworks pertaining to citizenship rights and the issue of statelessness.

Updated February 2023