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2022 Gallatin Global Human Rights Fellows Announced

Thirteen Global Fellows will travel to Colombia, Greece, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States

Feb 1, 2022

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Thirteen GFHR Fellows have been selected to work around the globe with organizations in various countries, including Colombia, Greece, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Each year, NYU Gallatin sponsors the Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights, which is supported and advised by a group of distinguished leaders in the field of international human rights. The program awards fellowships to select undergraduate and graduate students from across New York University in the amount of $5,000 each to support extended summer projects and internships with international and domestic human rights organizations.

Since 2011, Gallatin has sponsored 127 Global Fellows. This year’s applicant pool was again made up of many strong candidates. From this pool, 13 Human Rights Fellows were selected to work with organizations around the globe during the summer of 2022.

The 2022 Human Rights Fellows and their partner organizations are as follows:

 

Jonathan Adler (GSAS MA) - Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network - USA
Luisa Alarcon Criales (Tisch/GSAS MA) - Fundación Red de Mujeres - Colombia
Reem Djebli (Gallatin BA) - WISE Afghanistan - USA
Olivia Epley (Gallatin BA) - Disability Wales - United Kingdom
Cynthia Lee (Global Public Health MPH) - TBD - USA
Zoe Lee (Gallatin BA) - Burma Task Force -USA
Nikki Myers (Gallatin BA) - Al Otro Lado - Mexico and USA
Sophia Opferman (Gallatin BA) - TBD - USA
Eric Raimondi (GSAS MA) - Still I Rise - Greece
Karen Santos (Gallatin BA) - HASER - Puerto Rico
Margaret Stutz (Gallatin BA) - Alaska Community Action on Toxins - USA
Huma Umar (NYU Abu Dhabi BA) - Sakhi - USA
Laura Zhang (Gallatin BA) - Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project - USA

During the spring semester before the summer work, the fellows participate in a two-credit human rights seminar and complete an independent study. Over the summer, the fellows conduct independent research or pursue internships with international and domestic human rights organizations to gain experience in the human rights field in ways that complement their academic trajectories at NYU. In the fall, the fellows present at the annual Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights Symposium, giving an overview of their fellowship work and their findings while working in the field.

For more information on the Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights, please contact NYU Gallatin's Office of Global Programs at gallatin.global@nyu.edu.