Summer 2011 Interns

 

Summer 2011 Interns
 

Marlaina Martin is a recent graduate from Brown University where she concentrated in Anthropology (honors) and American civilization. Her studies include a specialization in women and the African Diaspora and issues of voice, agency, peripheral communities, community activism, and inequality.
Brynnah McFarland is currently a rising junior at Susquehanna University, double majoring in Creative writing and Philosophy. Her interest in CGCHR began after taking a particularly motivational course entitled Philosophy in the Wake of the Holocaust. Brynnah intends to use her ability to craft language to explore the complexity of human atrocities and shed literary light on such conflicts.
Elizabeth Schedl is from Princeton NJ. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2010. She is currently enrolled in a Masters program of International Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson. Schedl was a Co-founder and is currently the president of an on campus Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Allied organization called SPECTRUM. Her interests include issues relating to social justice, human rights, child and family health, and economic and social development.
Erin Scott is entering her final year as an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame. She is majoring in Anthropology and Peace Studies and plans to pursue a career that incorporates both fields. Erin is interested in outreach and education involving conflict resolution and human rights. In keeping with these interests, she is working for Seeds of Peace and has been involved with PeacePandemic, a nonprofit created by Notre Dame students.
Valerie Snow lives in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, and is a sophomore at Haverford College, an undergraduate liberal arts institution outside of Philadelphia. She is majoring in Political Science with a concentration in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights. She is an active member of Amnesty International and has particular academic interest in international human rights law, development politics, human trafficking and migration, and environmental sustainability. With Haverford’s Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, she traveled to Mexico City for one week with a student group to study immigration issues and human rights abuses affecting Central American migrants traveling through Mexico.
Michael Toomey is currently enrolled in the Phd. in Global Affairs program at Rutgers University-Newark. A native of Ireland, Michael has obtained Masters degrees in International Studies and in European Affairs from the University of Limerick and Lund University, respectively. His research interests include Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern European Politics; South Asian politics; politics in the post-Soviet space; terrorism and the War on Terror; and nationalism and national self-determination. Michael has previously interned at the European Commission in Brussels, where he dealt specifically with the accession countries of the Western Balkans and South-Eastern Europe.