Destiny Herndon is a candidate for the Master of Global Policy Studies (DC Concentration) at the LBJ School. She majored in political science and global affairs with a focus in civil and human rights at the University of Notre Dame.

Herndon is interested in immigration policy, particularly in the context of asylum and gender equity. While earning her degree, she worked at Catholic Charities Legal Services and the Migrant Center for Human Rights as a legal assistant focusing on immigration work. Herndon’s senior capstone focused on the effects of policy language on case outcomes and litigation language within the context of female migrants seeking asylum on the basis of gender-based violence. 

At the LBJ School, she is involved with the Feminist Policy Alliance and the Students Unidos organization. She is also learning Python as a data analysis tool in her Analytical Methods course. 

Herndon hopes to find a Policy Apprenticeship in DC focused on immigration or gender equity working with either a policy consulting organization or an advocacy group. 

Policy Interests: Immigration policy reform, asylum policy, gender equity


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