Meredith Gudesblatt studied Migration and Development at Middlebury (M.A. 2019) as a Kathryn Davis Fellow for Peace. Originally from Long Island, she received a B.A. from Cornell University and wrote a thesis on the role of Holocaust discourse and memory in the aftermath of the Dirty War in Argentina and the Genocide of indigenous communities in Guatemala. After graduation, she completed two years of AmeriCorps and a Fulbright García-Robles Scholarship before serving as a paralegal for unaccompanied immigrant children. She splits her time between Chiapas, México and the U.S., and has made homes in Phoenix, Miami, Houston, and Harlingen. She plans to complete a J.D. degree and work at the intersection of migration, labor and human rights in pursuit of a world where humanity trumps nationality. Meredith enjoys most shades of green and convincing people to read Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West. She is also learning to sew, embroider and knit.
Updated May 2019
More from Meredith Gudesblatt
Thinking Beyond: A Post-Podcast and Fellowship Conversation
Fellow reflects on their experiences in the John Lewis Fellowship program, which they call "a month of unsettling."
Views from the South Podcast
Through this podcast episode, four of our John Lewis Fellows want to deconstruct misconceptions people have of the US South as well as those that Southerners have of Atlanta.
2019 John Lewis Fellows Final Presentations
In 2019, Fellows of the Humanity in Action John Lewis Fellowship prepared final presentations on their experiences and learnings from the four-week program.
Humanity in Action Announces the 2019 US Fellows Cohort