Ricelle examines the murder of Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude, and its relationship to US-Philippine relations, and tensions in the Asia-Pacific.
Ricelle is a first-generation, Filipina immigrant hailing from the GTA, and a recent graduate from the University of Toronto’s Master of Arts program in Political Science. She was an Editor with the NATO Association of Canada and an Associate with the RBC Career Launch Program, and hopes to work in the non-profit, or legal sectors in the future. Her research interests include gender politics (primarily surrounding domestic and international women of colour), human rights, and security and political issues in Southeast Asia. She is also interested in issues surrounding political corruption and graft, as evidenced by her MRP entitled: “Theory, Theft, and Trapos: The Structural Origins of Philippine Corruption”. In her free time, Ricelle enjoys creating digital art, supporting Real Madrid and the Toronto Raptors, and continuing her pursuit of fluency in the French language. If you want to contact her, she can be found at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on LinkedIn at ca.linkedin.com/in/ricellesj.