Rosa Klein-Baer

Rosa Klein-Baer holds a Master of Arts degree Middle Eastern Studies and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociocultural Anthropology.

As an undergraduate student at the University of California, Davis, Rosa became involved with a number of volunteer organizations focused on providing social services to undeserved communities. She spent a summer studying abroad in Costa Rica, where she improved her Spanish and learned about the politics of migration in the Americas. She also completed a three-semester exchange program at the American University in Cairo. While living in Egypt, Rosa studied Arabic and worked as a teacher for a nonprofit organization that provides English courses to refugees in the process of obtaining asylum.

After receiving her B.A., Rosa went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies, where she focused her coursework around modern Egyptian history and Arabic. Her Master’s thesis examines the relationship between the production of scientific knowledge and the exertion of colonial power in Egypt at the turn of the twentieth century.

Rosa is passionate about providing support to immigrants under our current legal system as well as working towards a more just immigration policy.


Columbia University
New York, New York
M.A. 2016, with distinction
Department: Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies

University of California, Davis
Davis, California
B.A. 2013, cum laude
Department: Sociocultural Anthropology