Alexandra Jacobs is a candidate for a BA in International Affairs and a BA in History at Northeastern University. As part of Northeastern’s co-operative education program, she is currently working as a research assistant with Dr. Laura Taylor in the Helping Kids! lab at Queen’s University Belfast. Overall, she is interested in the roles that local, regional, and international organizations play in addressing international human rights, human security, and social justice issues. Her co-operative experience at Queen’s University Belfast is teaching her more about the role children can play in peacebuilding and solving pressing global issues.