Sara Hashemi is Victoria College student majoring in Peace, Conflict and Justice and Criminology, along with a minor in philosophy. Sara is interested in pursuing a career in law and is excited to collaborate with her classmates and professors.

In her first year at the University of Toronto, Sara learned the importance of putting effort into communicating with her classmates and instructors to fully understand all of the material and to hear different perspectives. As a result,  of all her courses for the coming year, Sara is most looking forward to taking PCJ260: Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies, as it is an opportunity learn from the interdisciplinary perspective of her peers and professors in PCJ.

This year, Sara is serving as a Crisis Manager for North America Model United Nations (NAMUM) and working with the UNICEF Youth Engagement program and the U of T Pre-Law Society

Sara’s main research interests lie in international criminal law and justice, along with economic development and conflict resolution in Africa. After graduating from PCJ, Sara plans to attend law school while working or volunteering for NGOs and non-profits.

A unique fact about Sara is that she loves scuba diving and Persian literature.