Student Profiles

Keller, Jane

Jane is a Master’s degree candidate in United Nations & Global Studies at Rutgers University. She entered the UNMA program as an accelerated student while working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with minors in Social Justice and American Studies, which she completed in Spring 2021. As an undergrad, Jane was an Honors College Scholar, an Undergraduate Associate at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, and a member of Douglass Residential College. She also studied abroad in Greece, where she learned about the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean while volunteering at a shelter for particularly vulnerable refugee populations on the island of Leros.

Jane currently works as the Graduate Student Assistant for the UNMA program for the 2021-2022 academic year. She has previously worked as a research assistant at the Eagleton Institute of Politics’s Science and Politics Initiative and as an advocacy intern at Unchained at Last, a nonprofit that works to end forced and child marriage in the United States. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in human rights advocacy work, with a particular interest in global women's rights and migrant and refugee justice.

Jane has previously volunteered with Casa Freehold, and she has helped facilitate ESL classes at the New Brunswick Free Public Library. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, hiking with her dogs, journaling, and knitting.