Socorro Topete is a Masters of Human Rights candidate at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota- Twin Cities. She is studying Crime, Law, Justice & Migration and is passionate about social justice, equality, and freedom. She often spends her time doing research on issues such as gender-based violence, prison/detention center reform/abolition, migrant rights, and human rights. Socorro has worked on several awareness projects for a domestic violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking and gender based violence crisis center she was employed at during undergrad where she also worked on outreach, research, and prevention strategy projects. Socorro is devoted to encouraging community led activism and keeping wrongdoers in power, accountable. She hopes to bring light to the realities that marginalized communities face each day. After graduation Socorro hopes to continue her career as a researcher and journalist and persuade policy that will support transcendent change in our communities.