Antonina (Nina) Mangiola is a current law student at the George Washington University Law School, where she provides legal aid and advocacy for their International Research Assistance Project chapter. Nina graduated from the University of Florida (UF), cum laude, in Political Science while specializing in International Relations, International Development, and Humanitarian Assistance. During her undergraduate career, she published a paper discussing the impact securitization of foreign aid had on economic development in Middle Eastern and North African countries.
Through her work with UF’s Enactus chapter, she worked on various community development projects to improve east Gainesville residents’ access to transportation, education, career consulting, and professional development workshops. She also lobbied congressional representatives and mobilized support for global poverty-reducing legislation supported by The Borgen Project. Thus far, she has interned for the West Palm Beach State Attorney’s Office in their Legal Affairs and Appeals division, La Fédération des Entreprises Romandes in Geneva, and State Senator René García’s office in Tallahassee, Florida.