I am currently a junior at Frisco High School, where I am a part of the Independent Study and Mentorship program. I am interested in studying International Human Rights Law because I wanted to learn to advocate for human rights around the world, and ultimately help the vulnerable attain justice and freedom.

I chose to be in ISM so that I could reach out to professional attorneys in the human rights field, and create valuable connections and relationships before graduating high school. In addition, through the program, I hope to be able to immerse myself in a real-life work environment, and become accustomed to the many aspects of being a human rights attorney.


Though the Independent Study and Mentorship program, I hope to establish a comprehensive understanding of international human rights law in its entirety, as well as obtain real-life experiences as a human rights attorney. After conducting an in-depth study of international human rights law under the guidance of my mentor, I hope to obtain the ability to convey my ideas with rhetoric, as well as gain a clear understanding of what it means to advocate for human rights around the world, and ultimately help the vulnerable attain justice and freedom.



  1. I will complete five of my informational interviews and interview assessments by Nov. 17th, 2017.

  2. I will conduct valuable research, and accumulate informational data for my research portfolio, so that I am able to complete my original work project by Jan. 3rd, 2018.

  3. I will complete my final product, and have developed a deep understanding, as well as a meaningful contribution, to my field of study by May, 24th, 2018.

  4. I will be able to eloquently and professionally present my ISM original work and final product, for the duration of my final presentation speech on May 24th, 2018.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

Marianne Williamson