Students

The Human Rights Practice Program currently has over 70 students enrolled from dozens of states and several countries. Human Rights Practice students come from diverse backgrounds, many having worked, or are currently working, in non-government organizations and a number working overseas on human rights issues.

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Robin Al-haddad

Robin holds a Master of Legal Studies (MLS) with a concentration in international human rights law as well as a Master’s of Development Practice (MDP) from the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.  She has over 12 years experience working for international humanitarian organizations in the...

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Victoria Bennett
I am Victoria L. Bennett and a new student in the HRP Master’s program for Fall 2019. I have lived in AZ for the past 4+ years and currently reside in Phoenix. I’m originally from Ft. Wayne, IN, and have since lived in Illinois, Georgia, Kentucky and now here. As of July 2019, I now commute on...
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Cynthia Burr

Human Rights Practice has been the foundation and passion for my more than 20 years of service in social/human services. From managing group homes and crisis nurseries, teaching and advocating for special needs children, and working with UA's own Human Services program, I hope to expand my...

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Scarlett DeLorme

I am a recent graduate from Northern Arizona University (Class of 2019). I have a degree in biology, and I am hoping one day to go to law school and study Bioethics. While studying biology I realized how many atrocities have been committed in the name of science and how those behaving unjustly...

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Aviva Doery

I graduated from Penn State University in 2017 with degrees in International Politics and Global students and a certificate in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. As part of the Schreyer Honors College, I completed a thesis on the lives of lesbian women in Berlin before and during the Holocaust. My...

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Hillary Evans
Hillary has worked in the homelessness and affordable housing field for over 13 years. From 2013-2016, Hillary was a Los Angeles leader in supportive housing for chronically homeless veterans, overseeing a team that assisted more than 1000 homeless veterans with securing permanent housing...
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Brianna Farmer

Brianna Farmer attended Arizona State University, earning a  bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice with a minor in Women and Gender Studies.While pursuing her undergraduate, she worked with a government agency where she developed a passion for public service and human rights....

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Itzel Iñiguez

I have always been interested in helping others and I have tried my best to volunteer as much as possible. I have been a volunteer with Tau-Sigma National Honor Society, Candlelighters of Southern Arizona, Make-A-Wish Foundation Arizona, Casa Alitas, Commission on the Status of Women and UA...

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Katie Kanitz

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness Management from Michigan State University. I have been working in agriculture since I graduated with my degree in 2012.  In recent years, human rights issues have been on my heart and are what I find myself passionate about.  When I discovered...

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Kayleigh Kresse

I graduated in 2015 from Grinnell College with a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and I hope to go to medical school in the future. In college, I became interested in the social, political, economic, and legal barriers that limit patients’ abilities to lead healthy lives in the United...

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Sarah Nassiwa

My name is Sarah Nassiwa and I graduated in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from National Louis University in Chicago, IL. I was born and raised in Uganda – Africa. I came to the USA in 2010. I hope to use my master's degree to be a voice for the voiceless especially,...

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Lauren Perrone

I graduated from High Point University in May of 2019 with a BA in Spanish and a minor in Latin American Studies. I have always had a heart for service, and a passion for justice. I came across this program which combines what I am passionate about, and also gives me the knowledge and tools to...

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Maggie Ramirez
As a first-generation and non-traditional college student, I transferred to the University of Arizona College of Public Health after attending community college for many years and earned my B.S. in Public Health in 2015. After graduating, I served in an Operations and Program Management role...
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Katarina Tatomirovic
I graduated in 2018 with a BA in Philosophy and Russian from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. I hope to use my philosophical and linguistic background to better serve the diverse communities of the world. I believe that an understanding of peoples through language and ...
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Jennifer Ward

I am currently a student in an EdD program in International and Multicultural Education with a concentration in Human Rights Education at the University of San Francisco. My original purpose of getting the graduate certificate in human rights at the U of A is to take courses to transfer for...

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