Juan Carmelo Rodríguez Melián | University of London

Juan Rodríguez Melián is an Advocacy Intern at ADHRB. He is currently completing a Masters of Arts in International Studies and Diplomacy at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He has previously gained experience by working with the Spanish government and as a legal assistant for a law firm in London, UK. By interning with ADHRB, Juan hopes to gain experience in international affairs and human rights advocacy.

Emily Stone | University of Central Florida

Emily Stone in an Advocacy Intern at ADHRB. She is graduating this December with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Central Florida. Her educational focus is on human rights, with an emphasis on women’s rights. Her future plans include attending graduate school, and she hopes to someday work with NGO’s pursuing international advocacy. By completing this internship with ADHRB, Emily hopes to grow professionally and make a difference for the women and citizens of Bahrain.

Sophie Marianos | St. Edward’s University

Sophie Marianos is an Advocacy Intern at ADHRB. She is currently a Junior at St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Global Studies and a minor in Psychology. Her area of study is the Middle East, with a focus on international conflict, cooperation, and security. Sophie was drawn to ADHRB by her passion and dedication to advocacy. In her internship, Sophie hopes to gain professional experience and an understanding of the inner-workings of NGOs.

Kevin Whitman | American University

Kevin Whitman is a Legal Intern at ADHRB. He recently completed his JD at Washington DC’s American University Washington College of Law and is one semester away from completing an MA in international relations at the School of International Service. His area of interest is human rights and nation building, with a focus on post-Soviet nations. Through this internship, Kevin hopes to highlight the continued human rights violations that occur in Bahrain and bring greater visibility to this issue.