Ella Burkett

STAND News Contributor

STAND Changemaker, 2023-24

Pronouns: she/they

Field of Study: Law and Social Sciences

College: Trinity College Dubln

"I'm particularly passionate about the scope of topics that STAND News covers: there are very few other activism-focused platforms that specifically write about social justice, and the motif of using freedom of speech to express sentiments around the importance of activism is particularly poignant.

I have been involved with student protests on a host of issues including the climate crisis and the housing crisis, with a focus on accomodation fees for students and housing availability. I have also engaged in self-directed academic research surrounding  the rates of femicide in Turkey in relation to the country's departure from the Istanbul Convention, a topic close to my heart as I am half-Turkish, and did some non-profit work in the US last summer."