Oneile Baitlotli graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in political science and minors in international development studies and peace studies. Her interests in peace and development prompted her to participate in the Madrasa Discourses Immersion in Qatar, an initiative of the Keough School’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. She also worked with Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns through a McNeill Fellowship, a program for students dedicated to active, local citizenship.
As an undergraduate, Oneile interned in the early childhood education department at Afrika Tikkun in South Africa. She then worked with the Rusalia Resource Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Kenya that empowers girls from western Kenya with school tuition scholarships and mentorship. Oneile’s most recent internship was in the secretary-general’s office at Religions for Peace, an opportunity made possible by the Keough School’s Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion. These experiences deepened her interest in peace-centered development that recognizes and prioritizes human dignity. As a master of global affairs student, Oneile is the recipient of a Riberas Orjales Family Fellowship.