Emilia is a second-year MPhil student in Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford, specialising in the study of politics, health and law.

After a brief stint in History of Art, she graduated from the University of Warwick in 2015 with a BA (Hons) in Politics and International Studies, earning the Wyn Grant prize for the best performance in her degree. A passionate advocate for migrants’ rights, she has recently carried out research on the treatment of Filipino and Indonesian domestic workers in Hong Kong, and on the expansion of family detention under the Obama administration in the US.

In parallel to her studies, Emilia volunteers at a centre for refugees and asylum-seekers in Oxford. She plays the flute and has completed training in biological anthropology. She was a 2016 Highly Commended Entrant in the category of Politics and International Relations.