Maxine Both is a recent graduate from McGill University, holding a Joint-Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and International Development. She is passionate about the intersection between human rights, law, and international development, specifically the ability of minorities to self-organize for social change. The focus of her undergraduate thesis concerned Syrian refugee survival strategies in Lebanon and Turkey. A first generation German-Canadian, she spent a year studying abroad in Germany. She is a recent recipient of the Guy Drummond Fellowship, and will begin her Masters in Political Science at the Paris School of International Affairs in the fall before returning to complete her graduate studies at McGill University in 2019.