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Amarynth Sichel

Class of 2015-2016

About Amarynth

(updated 6/2016) Amarynth Sichel is a Luce Scholar hosted by the  Seoul Metropolitan Government in Seoul, Korea , where she works in the International Exchange Division of the International Cooperation Bureau.  Prior to her Luce year, Amarynth was manager of government relations and public policy at ML Strategies, a Boston-based government relations consulting group, where she specialized in analyzing local and international political environments as they impact business opportunities for clients ranging from large corporations to small nonprofits.  Prior to joining ML Strategies, she was an analyst for the consulting group’s law firm affiliate, Mintz Levin.  As an analyst, she worked on a wide range of matters, including documenting political conditions in Guatemala to substantiate a client’s claim for asylum, drafting affidavits for victims of domestic violence, and closing merger & acquisition transactions.  During her time at ML Strategies and Mintz Levin, Amarynth sought professional opportunities to work for women’s empowerment.  For the past two years, she has worked with a pro bono client dedicated to ending teen dating violence, effectively lobbying the Massachusetts Legislature to pass a budget amendment that funds healthy dating education programs in public schools.  While at Mintz Levin, she coordinated the firm’s signature pro bono initiative, the Domestic Violence Project, working with firm attorneys, women’s shelters, and legal aid organizations to provide victims of domestic abuse with free legal representation.  Since moving to Boston in 2011, Amarynth has volunteered with Discovering Justice, an organization that provides supplemental educational opportunities for students in low-income schools.  She also volunteers as a tutor and mentor, helping eighth graders from underperforming Boston Public Schools improve their writing skills and apply to high school.  Amarynth graduated from Barnard College in 2011 with a B.A. in History, and a concentration in Rights, Citizenship and the Law.  While at Barnard, she was President and Donations Manager of FeelGood, a student-run food business that raised money and awareness to help end poverty and world hunger. In her senior year of college, she was selected to help develop content for and teach the lab component of a college accredited course, “Rhetorical Choices: Theory and Practice of Public Speaking,” the required training course for all Speaking Fellows.  A running enthusiast, Amarynth delights in exploring Seoul and other new places on foot.  She also enjoys cooking and designing recipes that emphasize locally sourced ingredients. 

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