William Alexakos is a Legal Intern at ADHRB. He is a rising 2L at American University Washington College of Law. Through his internship with ADHRB, William hopes to learn more about the intersection of foreign policy and human rights advocacy, and to raise public awareness of human rights violations in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and other GCC countries.

Stephanie Brown is a Legal Intern at ADHRB. She is a rising 2L at American University Washington College of Law. As a paralegal, Stephanie saw the need to help individuals mistreated and victimized because of their religion, race, gender, and beliefs. Here, Stephanie’s goal is to learn different avenues to help maintain human rights within Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and other GCC countries while raising public awareness of the violations that are occurring within those countries.

Casey O’Hara is an Advocacy Intern at ADHRB. He will be graduating in June of 2019 from the University of California, San Diego, with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies – History, and a minor in Middle East Studies. Casey’s interest in the Middle East began when he took an Arabic class his first quarter at UCSD. Since then, his interest in the region has only grown, and he has had the opportunity to study abroad and travel in Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, and Morocco. Through his internship, Casey hopes to deepen his knowledge of human rights abuses ongoing in the Arab Gulf region and improve his research and writing skills.

Tia Jackson is an Advocacy Intern at ADHRB. She is a rising senior at American University, majoring in International Studies,with a concentration in foreign policy and human rights. Through this internship with ADHRB,Tia hopes to learn more about human rights advocacy, deepen her knowledge of the ongoing human rights abuses in the region, and improve on her writing skills.

MacKenzie LeMunyan is an Advocacy Intern at ADHRB. She is a rising Senior at the University of California, Davis, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Economics. Her major emphasis, International Relations, has fostered her passion for learning about democracy and foreign policy around the world. Through her internship with ADHRB, MacKenzie hopes to further develop research skills, gain insight into policy strategy, and raise public awareness about the ongoing human rights violations in the Middle East.

Emily Yormak is an Advocacy Intern at ADHRB. She is a rising Junior at the University of Massachusetts – Lowell double majoring in Political Science and Peace & Conflict Studies with a minor in Public Health. Through her internship with ADHRB, Emily hopes to raise awareness on the repression of free speech in authoritarian regimes and deepen her knowledge on international law and human rights.