Mikaela Lefrak

The World Intern

I was an intern at The World in 2014.

In previous lives, I was an AmeriCorps volunteer in Oakland, CA, a Spanish student in Bolivia, an education policy wonk in Washington, DC, and a competent but undistinguished pirate in the South China seas.

I received my Bachelor's degree from Middlebury College in Vermont, with a major in literature and minors in both Spanish and African Studies (if you need advice on milking a liberal arts degree, I'm your girl). I'm particularly interested in coverage of immigration, women's issues, the global economy, and anything baseball.

Recent Stories

Conflict & Justice

Will the US join other nations in banning land mines?

The Obama Administration recently announced a ban on land mine production, but still will not sign the Ottawa Agreement, an international agreement banning the use of land mines. One of the treaty architects, Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams, says pressure is rising for the US to join the 161 nations that have signed the treaty.