Hi MRC community! My name is Marie Steiner and I am the development intern here at Migration Resource Center.
I am from Pully, Switzerland, on the shores of Lake Geneva, but have completed my higher education here in the state of New York! I graduated from Hamilton College in the spring of 2020 with a bachelorâ€™s in international relations and German studies. I am now a graduate student at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and will graduate in May 2022 with a Master of Public Administration and specialization in international development policy and management. I spent my college years as a dual student-athlete, playing basketball and running track & field. In my free time, I enjoy learning languages, traveling, and exploring my new home in New York City!
As a student-visa holder, balancing life on two continents has been an integral part of my adult experience. Absorbing varying cultural influences throughout my formative years sparked my interest in international relations, and more specifically, immigration policy, which subsequently became the through-line in my studies. Both my undergraduate and graduate research experience have solidified my desire to advocate for immigrants in a formal capacity.
Throughout my studies, I learned how complicated bureaucratic procedures can directly disadvantage immigrant populations, and I became passionate about working to alleviate these often overlooked injustices. I deeply admire the way Migration Resource Center provides affordable and accessible legal and educational services to all individuals who need it, and I am thrilled to contribute to the organization and assist in making a tangible difference in our clients’ lives. It is a special privilege to join MRCâ€™s passionate and dedicated team.