Herbert Scoville Jr. Fellow
Namratha Somayajula is delighted to join the Peace and Security Collaborative as a Fall 2017 Scoville Fellow. During her time here, she will work primarily on a research project on the public’s perception of nuclear weapons issues, a project aimed at helping policy experts engage millennial audiences, and on a new public education campaign in conjunction with several other organizations.
In the fall semester of 2015 Namratha studied transnational identity and migration issues in Rabat, Morocco, and the following summer had the opportunity to attend the Oxford Consortium of Human Rights as a Stern Fellow. During the second week of the program she traveled with other students to Belfast, Northern Ireland to meet with leaders of post-conflict reconciliation efforts. During her time in college, Namratha had the chance to intern with the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program in Oregon, the International Rescue Committee in Oakland, and an immigration law firm in her hometown.
Namratha grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and graduated from the University of Oregon in June 2017. She holds a BA in International Studies with emphasis on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. She enjoys reading, dancing Bharatanatyam, exploring unique corners of new cities, and burritos.