Sophie Elsner has served as the Schuster Institute Program Associate since 2010, when she joined the Institute’s modern-day slavery reporting project. Elsner graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a B.A. in history. As an undergraduate, she focused her studies on Latin American history and immigration, earning the Samuel L. Lamport Prize in International Understanding for her honors thesis. In 2009, she attended the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina and has worked with immigrant aid organizations both in Argentina and in the United States. While at Brown, Elsner coordinated the Rhode Island Urban Debate League, an after-school program bringing the activity of policy debate to low-income urban high schools.In her position at the Schuster Institute, Elsner provides supporting research for Senior Fellow E. Benjamin Skinner’s modern-day slavery investigations, supervises student research assistants, and helps to organize campus events.