Mya MacNeil

University of Rhode Island, Kingston




North Kingstown, Rhode Island


International Studies, Japanese, Political Science

Expected Graduation Date

May 2025

Your go-to fun fact

My favorite holiday is Halloween.

Your “feel good” album

Wasteland, Baby! By Hozier

If you had to be any type of bird, what type of bird would you be?


What motivates you to be a changemaker in your community?

The prospect of being able to reduce suffering and enable positive change is what motivates me. Having personally experienced numerous hardships and growing up in a world that is unpredictable and unforgiving, I can see where change is needed and just the thought of being able to change that for someone else is what fuels me.

My Capstone:

I will undertake a data-driven project that aims to establish a quantifiable metric for analyzing prisoner rights, child labor, and media rights (free press) at a subnational and national level. The objective is to craft a comprehensive report card for the United States, highlighting areas of compliance and violations over the past two decades. By illustrating the United States’ performance in an international context, I aim to advocate for tangible improvements and drive positive changes in human rights practices.