Oli Vorster (they/them) is a recent Occidental College graduate in Diplomacy & World Affairs and an Arcadia University Spring 2023 intern at the Irish Parliament. Oli developed a passion for human rights campaigns and international politics while living abroad in Italy and working for Outright Action International at the United Nations, including an interest in advocating for sustainability initiatives, LGBTQ+ rights, women's rights, and press freedom.
Coming into my semester with Arcadia in Dublin, I was a bit wary of identifying as a transgender, non-binary student. Living abroad is often nerve-wracking enough without being away from your usual support systems and in an unfamiliar environment. Having… More