Carla Villarreal Lopez L’17 Selected to Receive the Robert B. Menschel Public Service Fellowship Award

Posted on Friday 5/19/2017

Carla Villarreal Lopez L’17, a 2017 LL.M. graduate and disability rights Open Society Fellow, is one of two Syracuse University graduate students selected to receive the University’s Robert B. Menschel Public Service Fellowship Award.

The Fellowship Award was established to recognize Syracuse University graduate students who have chosen post-graduate employment in the public sector in any of the following areas: non-profit organizations; city, state or federal government; or Non-Government Organizations (NGOs.)

Lopez will work this summer as a Legal Fellow in the Washington, D.C. office of Women Enabled International, an organization that “advocates and educates for the human rights of all women and girls, with an emphasis on women and girls with disabilities, and works tirelessly to include women and girls with disabilities in international resolutions, policies and programs addressing women's human rights and development.” She is a lawyer in her home country of Peru, where she has served as Commissioner of the Women's Rights Department of the Ombudsman's Office of Peru.