Government Affairs Intern - Summer 2019
Natalia Vasylyk is a Government Affairs Intern at CAIR-Chicago and a rising sophomore at Barnard College of Columbia University. She is most likely majoring in Political Science and minoring in Economics, although she has not officially declared yet. She is a member of her college’s Model UN team and a writer for the Columbia Undergraduate Law Review Journal. Natalia is passionate about international politics, human rights, diplomacy, and social justice. She hopes to attend law school after completing her undergraduate career. Natalia decided to join CAIR-Chicago because she wants to educate herself on the issues surrounding the larger Muslim community, promote civic engagement within the Muslim community in Chicago, write articles on Islamophobia, do policy research, and do everything she can to improve the civil rights of Muslims. Outside of academics, Natalia is a cat mom and a dancer who loves to perform all different styles of dance. Three interesting facts about Natalia are that she is trilingual (English, Ukrainian, and French) and is currently learning Russian, she has dreamed of living in NYC for as long as she can remember, and her role models are Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Amal Clooney.