Catherine Chang, Operations Coordinator, before assuming her current role, served as an intern at IJDH providing administrative support and conducting research on United Nations sexual exploitation and abuse. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where she majored in Political Science and Economics and worked on research on international conflict and human rights violations. She is a San Francisco Bay Area native and has volunteered with organizations serving those facing homelessness in her local community. Contact: email@example.com
Aaliyah Berryman, Intern
Sherina Elibert, Intern. I am currently a senior at Boston College double majoring In African and African Diaspora Studies and Economics on the Pre-Law track. I have served as an active member of L’Association Haitienne of Boston College for three years, serving as President this past year. I had the pleasure of creating a digital media series via L’Association Haitienne’s Instagram titled: Haiti Redefined. This series allowed Haitian innovators in a variety of areas such as academia, mental health, politics, and entrainment, to share their experiences and perspectives with the Boston College community through Instagram. I have also had the opportunity to volunteer for the PAIR (Political Asylum/Immigration Representation) organization where I maintain a zero-language barrier through the interpretation of Haitian Creole. My interest includes intersectionality, cultural competency, human rights advocacy, Haitian cultural studies, and black feminism. Similar to the digital series I have created, I am interested in redefining the narratives that surround Haiti and allow for new narratives to permeate the minds of those who are not familiar with the beauty of Haiti. My career goal is to become an intellectual property lawyer.
Abby Schneiderhan, Intern, is a rising junior at Middlebury College where she is majoring in International and Global Studies on the Global Security Studies track. Her studies focus on the Middle East, Arabic language, and the important role that history plays in understanding contemporary politics. Through her studies she has developed a keen interest in human rights advocacy and international law. She looks forward to learning more about IJDH’s empowering victim-centered approach to advocacy in Haiti and is excited to put her French language skills to use. Abby writes for the Middlebury Campus newspaper and co-hosts a weekly radio show. She is hoping to use her time at IJDH to hone her research and writing skills outside of an academic context and learn from all the inspiring people at IJDH.
Samson Mostashari, Intern, is a rising junior at Harvard College currently living in Bethesda, Maryland. Samson is majoring in Social Studies, and he plans to write a thesis on international development and state capacity. He has previously interned at the office of his representative, Congressman Jamie Raskin, and volunteered for political campaigns. Samson is a member of the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School, where he has done research on policy topics ranging from environmental protection to intellectual property enforcement. He is excited to be working at IJDH this summer.