Cameron Parsons is one of the co-founders of the BHRR. Concentrating in International Relations and Latin American studies, he is currently writing an honors thesis on comparative migration policy in Argentina and the United States. In addition to his work at BHRR, Cameron is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Brown Journal of World Affairs (www.bjwa.org). He is an avid hiker and rock climber who enjoys spending his free time in Vermont. You can follow him on Twitter @cs_parsons
Spencer Parsons is one of the co-founders of the BHRR. He is a junior concentrator in International Relations with a focus on global security. He is particularly interested in international law and its application to human rights. In addition to his work with the BHRR he is a Meiklejohn Peer Adviser and spends most of his free time at the gym or running.
Jake Comer is one of the co-founders of the BHRR. He is a senior International Relations concentrator from Baltimore. He likes traveling, writing, being outside, boxing, running, espresso, Frank Sinatra, and bros, but human rights are his favorite.
Aasha Jackson is a staff writer for the BHRR focusing on women’s rights and access to education. She is a sophomore concentrating in Development Studies and plans on studying abroad next fall. She is also the Social Media Intern for The School Fund, a nonprofit that links students in the developing world directly with funders around the world.
Jaclyn Licht is a first-year student focusing on issues of human trafficking, child soldiers and nonprofit structures, specifically in the region of central Africa. Aside from BHRR, she is co-founder of the Invisible Children: Brown/RISD Chapter, Business Committee member of the Ivy Film Festival, and a lover of drawing and theater.
Madeline Schlissel is a sophomore from Berkeley, California. She is concentrating in Development Studies and Political Science (international track) with a regional focus on East Africa. She has spent time traveling around the developing world, volunteering her way from Fiji to Uganda.
Nicholas Briggs is a staff writer for the BHRR, focusing primarily on the interactions between human rights issues and domestic legal systems and humanitarian law. He is a junior concentrating in Political Science with a focus on International and Comparative Politics. He spent this past summer interning with the House of Representatives. During his time on Capitol Hill he worked closely with the Congressional Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, an organization tasked with tracking how Congress addresses human rights issues.
Shelley Gresko is a staff writer for the BHRR with an interest in Eastern Europe, free speech, and labor exploitation. She is a junior concentrating in Anthropology and has invested her summers researching the development of rock music in the Czech Republic. In her free time she likes to run around Providence, practice the flute, and make snacks.
Sojung Jeong is a staff writer for the BHRR. She is a junior concentrating in Comparative Literature (English, French, and Latin) and Classics, and is interested in North Korean human rights and UN intervention. She is also an editor of the Brown Classical Journal, and spends most of her free time skating, listening to Christmas music, and thinking about Paris.
Rachel Leiken is a staff writer for the BHRR, concentrating in Ethnic Studies. She is interested in women’s issues and education around the world. Rachel is also a member of Brown SAT Prep, which tutors low income students for the SAT exam. She enjoys reading, playing Scrabble, and practicing on her theremin.
Molly Ratner is staff writer for the BHRR, concentrating in Middle Eastern Studies and Pre-Med. Her interest in human rights stems from her travels to the Middle East, particularly the time she spent in Israel/Palestine.
Caroline Sagalchik is a staff writer for the BHRR. She is a senior concentrating in International Relations with a regional focus on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. She spent sophomore spring semester studying abroad in Madrid and this past summer working as a volunteer with Learning Enterprises in Croatia and Romania. In addition to her work at the BHRR, Caroline is also a DJ and Promotions Team Member at 95.5 WBRU.
Alexandria Sharpe is a staff writer for the BHRR from Brooklyn, New York and is concentrating in Sociology with a focus on diversity and inequality. She recently returned from Nepal where she learned Nepali and conducted an independent study on a stone crushing village’s outlook for its children’s education.
Julia Stoller is a writer for the BHRR, focusing on issues of women’s and refugees’ rights. She is also a coordinator and tutor for Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring and Enrichment (www.refugeetutoring.com), an in-home tutoring program that works with refugees in Providence and focuses on English acquisition and empowerment. Julia is very interested in feminism, art, and education and is concentrating in International Relations.
Thaya Uthayophas is a staff writer for the BHRR, focusing primarily on issues of free speech and religious rights. He is also a debate coach for the Rhode Island Urban Debate League and a board member at Ready Set Launch, a non-profit college consulting program. Thaya is very interested in political theory, constitutional law, and Christianity. He is independently concentrating in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) and is planning to study abroad next year at Oxford.
Adam Waters is a staff writer for the BHHR with a special interest in Latin America and the transnational human rights network. He is sophomore concentrating in History and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Adam is also involved with Brown Model UN and Brown J Street U, a student organization devoted to achieving a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. He enjoys playing tennis and reliving his childhood listening to 90s music.
Felice Feit is a junior International Relations and Middle East studies concentrator. She recently returned from Tunisia, France, and Morocco, where she conducted research on transnational aspects of Tunisian and Moroccan human rights movements. She is interested in the development of post-Arab Spring human rights.
Hannah Loewentheil is a writer for the BHRR. She is a Junior concentrating in International Relations with a focus on Western Europe. She just returned from a semester abroad in Barcelona, Spain. Hannah is particularly interested in religion and women’s rights. She is also a senior staff writer for the Brown Daily Herald.
Michael Miller is one of the co-founders of the BHRR. Although the staff’s eldest member by an unfortunately large margin, his childish sense of humor keeps the group from taking itself too seriously. Michael is an avid student of languages, economics, and geopolitics, and he enjoys backpacking, sports, and Latin dance (qué rico!).
Navarra Buxton is a junior anthropology concentrator who is interested in the politics of human rights law. Navarra teaches art workshops in the women’s prison in Rhode Island as well as literacy classes to elementary school students in the Providence area.
Phil Lai is a junior concentrator in International Relations and Human Biology. Phil likes long walks on the beaches and dinosaurs.
Mari Miyoshi is a senior concentrator in International Relations. She focuses on how American foreign policy and imperialism impact human rights issues in the Middle East and North Africa.
Sarah Sangah Suh is a Political Science (IR/ComparativePolitics) concentrator and a proud member of the Class of 2012. She is primarily interested in international law and human rights. The coolest thing she has ever done relating to human rights was interviewing a North Korean refugee. She believes that human rights works are inspirational in that they lead to gradual but steady improvements in the human condition.
Kathy Nguyen is a junior concentrating in Political Science (International Relations/Comparative Politics) and Economics. She is interested in human rights as politics, not idolatry.
Samantha Williams is a senior from Nashville, TN concentrating in International Relations. Much of her interest in human rights is in maintaining human rights in post-conflict societies. She was a human rights delegate to Bosnia-Herzegovina with the organization Global Youth Connect. As a delegate, she volunteered with a center for peacebuilding and other organizations that are focused on sustaining peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina.