Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Myrna Santos is a rising senior at Columbia University majoring in human rights with a specialization in sustainable development. Her academic interests primarily revolve around economic equity and political empowerment. Myrna previously interned at the New Jersey Reentry Corporation, co-organizing their inaugural immigration summit featuring an elite panel made up of elected officials, academics, activists, and people who work with the immigrant population daily to increase awareness of resources and share a message of hope with those who have status concerns. She has served as co-chair for Columbia Mentorship Initiative’s Latinx Family Tree for the past two years and is also involved with Columbia’s Native American Council. In her free time, Myrna mentors first-generation low-income high school juniors and seniors, guiding them through the college application process. After Columbia, she plans to pursue a law degree and work in the non-profit sector.
Updated May 2019
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Thank you to our 2020 US Review and Admissions Committees
As every year, Humanity in Action received many applications for our Fellowships in Europe and Atlanta this year. We are so grateful to the dedicated Senior Fellows and friends who volunteered their time and energy in reading and reviewing applications.
Strange Fruit Podcast
Fellows from the 2019 Humanity in Action Fellowship program, Hoang Tran Hieu Hanh, Gilberto Morishaw, Elizabeth Barahona and Myrna Santos, discuss the song 'Strange Fruit' in a podcast dedicated to Songs for Resistance.
Songs of Resistance
Lyrics and melodies that narrate the harsh realities and powerful stories of slavery in the US and the ongoing struggle for justice for Black Americans.
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