Alumni Highlight

Marial Quezada
Monday, September 30, 2019

Marial Quezada graduated in May 2018 with her Master's from ISHR, where she concentrated in Indigenous Peoples' rights and Education. After graduating, Marial spent the summer transcribing and translating interviews for Endangered Language Alliance's project with the City of New York to improve healthcare services for Indigenous language speaking residents. In fall 2018, Marial moved to Oakland, California to work as the US Program Associate for Survival International, an NGO that advocates and campaigns for Indigenous and Tribal Peoples' rights globally. In April 2019, at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Marial coordinated the launch of Survival's latest Factory Schools campaign, advocating that Indigenous education be under Indigenous control.

In Fall 2019, Marial received a Fulbright Teaching Assistant grant to Madrid, Spain, where she will spend the year teaching human rights through a Model UN program at a bilingual high school, organizing a local Mother Tongues book fair, and consulting for Survival International on the Factory Schools campaign, from their Madrid office.