Rachael Diniega | Advocacy Intern

Rachael Diniega is an Advocacy Intern at ADHRB. She obtained a Master’s degree in Human Rights & Cultural Diversity from the University of Essex as a Fulbright Scholar to the UK. As a National Geographic Young Explorer, she focused her Master’s dissertation on climate change displacement in Mongolia. Prior to graduate studies, Rachael worked in sustainable community development at the Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment at The American University in Cairo, Egypt. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Global Development Studies and Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia.

Philip Bracey | Advocacy Intern

Phil Bracey is an Advocacy Intern at ADHRB. He recently received his MSc in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where his research included a focus on the movement of refugees into Europe as well as the motivation and human rights-related knowledge of the international volunteers assisting in refugee camps and humanitarian relief operations in the Greek islands. He received his B.A. in Political Science and History from Rutgers University.

Madison Peticca | Legal Intern

Madison Peticca is a Legal Intern at ADHRB. She is in her second year at the Catholic University, Columbus School of Law. She received her B.A. in English and Sociology from Washington & Jefferson College. She has legal experience in the private practice sector as well as through judicial clerkships and is eager to obtain more human rights exposure at ADHRB. Upon graduation from Catholic Law, Madison hopes to find a career in public interest and is dedicated to helping those around the world who have suffered human rights violations.

Kannu Taylor | Advocacy Intern

Kannu Taylor is an Advocacy Intern at ADHRB. She is in her third year at Lenoir-Rhyne University to receive her B.A. in Political Science and International Affairs. She has been inducted into two of Lenoir-Rhyne’s academic achievement programs, the Lineberger Fellows and the LR Honors Academy. Kannu was also inducted into a national honor society, Alpha Lambda Delta. She volunteers as a chairman for Hickory’s International Council’s annual PANGEA Model United Nations session. This summer she will be traveling to Chittagong, Bangladesh to do research for her honors thesis on the Rohingya refugee population in the area. In Spring of 2018 she plans to travel to Nanchang city, Jiangxi providence in China to complete her minor in international business at Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics.