Augusta Belle Rentenbach is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Global and International Studies as well as History with a focus on Human Rights along with a French minor at Pennsylvania State University. At PSU, she serves on the board for Alpha Phi Fraternity where she leads communication.
In 2020, she has served the Centre de Recherche sur les Droits de l’Homme et le Droit Humanitaire as an intern.
She has organized multiple events from 15 to 3000 people, including RightsCon Tunis in 2019, where she also coordinated a large group of multilingual volunteers, and the upcoming “Conference from Critical Theory to Cosmopolitanism: a Tribute to David Held” which will take place in Paris later in 2020.
In 2017, Augusta founded a nonprofit in her hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee, where she provided art therapy classes for children with Autism. She has spent time at University and language schools in France to strengthen her knowledge of the french language and culture while getting first-hand experience volunteering with refugee organizations on immigration issues in France.
Augusta has lived in Paris, Besancon, and various USA cities. She is a native English speaker and proficient in French. In her free time, she is teaching herself Arabic.