Renee Ahlers, '13

Renee Ahlers '13
Hometown: East Northport, New York
Undergrad: Brown University, '09
Major: International Relations and Hispanic Studies
Law School activities: Intramural volleyball

Renee Ahlers’ love of all things international was inspired by her family–she has a grandmother from Rome and a grandfather from Ecuador–and was fueled by a fascination by the simple ties, say a shared love of enchiladas, that can unite people of different cultures.

She’s sought out plenty of opportunities to satiate that fascination.

Throughout college, Renee volunteered with a student-run ESOL program that offered free English classes to immigrants living in the area. During school breaks, she pursued overseas internships researching social policies for the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, and working in an orphanage of 30 children in Ghana. She