Research Fellows

Alexandra Byrne is a sophomore at William & Mary, with a prospective major in International Relations. Alexandra has deep interests in international law, gender equality, Middle Eastern politics, and cultural preservation. She has received national recognition for her journalism through the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and recently interned at Gagosian Gallery.

Gabrielle DeBelen is a junior at William & Mary, majoring in Public Policy and Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies. Gabrielle is a member of the 1693 Scholars Program – the College's most selective scholarship program. Her interests include law, human rights, criminal justice reform, and Southeast Asia.

Nitya Labh is a junior at William & Mary, majoring in International Relations and Economics. Previously, Nitya worked as an NGO delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and continues to participate in human rights advocacy at the UN. Her interests include international law, economic development, and peace and conflict studies.

Johanna Weech is a graduate of William & Mary, with majors in International Relations and Hispanic Studies. In addition to her extensive research and teaching experience abroad, most recently in Guatemala and Bosnia & Herzegovina, Johanna has served as a National Security Archive research intern, building a chronology of the 1976-83 Argentine military junta using recently declassified human rights cases.

Bilen Zerie is a sophomore at William & Mary, with a prospective major in International Relations. Bilen is a member of the prestigious James Monroe Scholars Program and a recipient of the William & Mary Scholar Award. Her interests include international development, human rights, and East African affairs. 

Nastaran Far is a senior at the University of Southern California, majoring in International Relations. Nastaran is the recipient of the prestigious Leonard D. Schaeffer Fellowship in Government Service, with recent service in US Senator Kamala Harris's Los Angeles Office. Her interests include human rights, women’s education, international law, and the Middle East.

Hailey Robertson is a senior at the University of Southern California, majoring in Global Health at the USC Keck School of Medicine. Hailey has served on the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health's Student Advisory Council. Her interests include disability rights and gender rights.


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