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The Goodwin Cooke Award for Leadership in International Relations 2015:

Alexandra-Marie Figueroa Miranda


Alexandra Figueroa 2015

This year’s recipient is Alexandra-Marie Figueroa Miranda.  Alexandra was a member of the International Relations Learning Community during her first year at Syracuse University and is combining her major in International Relations with a major in Anthropology. A native speaker of Spanish, she also opted to study French to the intermediate level, as the French language is especially germane in the practice of international law and organizations. She studied abroad at our SU Center in Santiago, Chile. Alexandra's capstone research project explored the evolution of Chilean human rights practices after the transition to democracy in 1990.  She served as a Syracuse University Remembrance Scholar and participated in our International Relations Undergraduate Research Assistant Program, where she examined the International Criminal Court’s gender politics. She has been a leader not only in the International Relations program as an officer in our Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society, where she has kept our IRLC-SIGMA Mentor program active and engaged, but also in our campus community in her activities with the Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity.