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Meet Amalia Lohuis – our new intern!

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My name is Amalia Lohuis, and I am a student embarking on my senior year at Mira Costa High School.

Coming into high school I was inspired to join Costa’s Model United Nations program — a debate team that travels around the country and world discussing the same global issues that are discussed in the UN itself. With this opportunity, I have expanded my knowledge of the world exponentially. It made sense with this outlet that I would become inclined to act and contribute to one of the causes that I was learning about.

At conferences, delegates discuss instances like the Rwandan Genocide, along with the policy instruments and organizations that have come as a reaction to mass atrocity, such as the International Criminal Court. Out of the range of topics I have debated — everything from GMOs, to the Arctic, to statelessness — I have become passionate about how the