Election Year: 2020
Election Constituency: United States of America
Scholar Status: Scholar in Residence
Rhodes Identifier: California & Worcester 2020
Camila Pelsinger, San Francisco, is a senior at Brown University where she is studying International Relations and Cognitive Neuroscience. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa as a junior, Camila has maintained a perfect grade point average while at Brown. Camila's research takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining gender-based violence, culminating in her honors thesis on restorative justice responses to sexual violence. As Vice President of Brown's student government, she developed a transformative justice program to support community-based approaches to addressing harm that prioritizes the needs of victims and survivors. Camila is a leader on sexual violence prevention issues on campus, including as a coordinator for the Brown University Sexual Assault Peer Education program. At Oxford, Camila hopes to continue to examine alternative means of addressing cycles of state and interpersonal violence.