Intern

Jennifer Abu is a sophomore at the University at Albany (SUNY). Her intended major is globalization with a double minor in public health and international affairs. After visiting Nigeria in 2013, Jennifer wanted to learn more about ways of improving the public’s health and educate people on healthier, better ways of living. Her dream is to build a free educational and health clinic in her village, Otukpa, for families in need.

Ayoade Adeyemi is currently a graduate student at the School of Public Health, SUNY at Albany. He previously spent three and a half months educating indigenous populations in Northern Tanzania on topics ranging from HIV/AIDS prevention, sustainable agriculture, nutrition, and safe sanitation methods. Ayoade has also gained valuable experience interning for a global healthcare strategic consulting firm focused on transforming healthcare systems in emerging markets and developing economies. Ayoade is in the MPH program to become better educated on topics such as infectious diseases, health disparities, and maternal/child health. His goal is to use the knowledge gained to work with local NGO's to better health care access and quality in developing countries. His interests include global/international health, health disparities and health communication. 

Alyson Alonzo is a sophomore from Westchester, NY majoring in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience. Aside from interning at the Global Institute for Health and Human Rights, she was also initiated into the Alpha Xi Delta Women’s Fraternity in the spring of 2014 and became a member of Doctors 4 Hope, an organization on campus which provides opportunities such as volunteering space at local hospitals and clinics and research opportunities with the faculty in the RNA Institute. Alyson became interested in Human Rights as a junior in high school and established a club called the Human Rights Coalition, where she worked to raise money for an institution in Uganda for orphans whose parents died of HIV/AIDS. 

 

Erika Corsi is a first semester transfer student to University at Albany. She is an Urban Planning Major with a double minor in Geography and Anthropology, and wants to create sustainable living communities in large cities in the future. Erika joined the GIHHR in the Fall 2014 semester.   

Allison Daley is a senior at SUNY Albany where she is majoring in Public Policy with a concentration in economics and public administration. She plans on joining Americorps after graduation and working in economic development.

Morgan DeVuyst is junior majoring in Human Biology and an intended double major in Psychology. Morgan is from Clifton Springs, N.Y., a small town in Upstate New York. At the University at Albany, Morgan is involved with the Pre-Med Club, Red Cross Club and is currently a Co-Service Chair of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars UAlbany Chapter. Morgan has taken an interest in human rights, particularly from the health perspective, as she plans on attending a physician assistant program after her undergraduate career. After taking Health and Human Rights: An Interdisciplinary Approach, she took an interest in how health can be better integrated as a human right, and how it can be realized for all people.

Christina Ehert is from Rockland County, NY. She is a senior undergraduate student at SUNY Albany majoring in human biology with a minor in medical anthropology and is excited to be apart of the Global Insitute for Health and Human Rights! She wishes to go on to either Physician Assistant school or graduate school to obtain a degree in medical anthropology or public health research.

Dyiamond Grant is currently a senior at the University at Albany. She is majoring in Public Health with a concentration in Global Health and Environmental Sciences and has a minor in Education. She plans on studying aboard in the Middle East or Africa and then continuing on to get her MPH in environmental health sciences. She joined the GIHHR in the Fall of 2015 studying pollution in the Middle East. 

Nitara Hall is a junior at the University at Albany, majoring in Human Biology/Pre-Med. She plans on attending Medical School after college to become a cardiologist. She became an intern at Global Institute for Health and Human Rights starting Fall 2014 semester. She is currently working on creating a network between students from the State Universities in New York and students from Universities in Turkey.

Sarah Heath is currently a junior Human Biology major and Psychology minor at the University of Albany. She intends to graduate in May 2016 and then either begin working towards a masters degree or enter right into the field of forensics at a police department or in a lab. This is her first semester with GIHHR and she couldn't be more excited!

September Johnson is a sophomore from Syracuse, NY, majoring in Public Health. Along with interning for The Global Institute for Health and Human Rights, September is a part of the National Society for Collegiate Scholars and Doctors4Hope, an organization on campus for students who desire a career in medicine or an advanced degree in health or science. After September finishes her undergraduate degree, she would like to volunteer with the Peace Corps and then go on to get her MPH.

Alexander Klein is a second year MPH student at the University at Albany’s school of public health. Upon receiving his B.S. in psychology from SUNY Oneonta in 2012, he worked as an environmental lobbyist in upstate New York. He has been a member of the GIHHR since Summer ‘14 and primarily focuses on program development in the Middle East.

Evanna LeRouge is currently an undergraduate junior at the University at Albany. She is a Human Biology major and a Psychology and Spanish minor. She plans to pursue a dual to pursue a dual MD and MPH degree in the future.

Frankie Rizzo is currently an undergraduate junior at the University of Albany. He is currently majoring in International Relations and seeks to further his studies in the Arabic language. After wrestling for the University of Albany 2013-14 team, Frankie lived with his family in Seville, Spain studying at the University of Seville to enhance his fluency in Spanish. After college he plans on joining the military. 

Carlos Sosa is a senior majoring public health with a minor in globalization studies at the University at Albany, SUNY. He has always been interested in global affairs with regards to health. This interest has been stoked by the time Carlos spent time in Latin America, where he saw first-hand how people in the developing world live. He has had the opportunity to gain experience working with the disaster preparedness team at the American Red Cross. In the future, Carlos hopes to pursue a MPH in Global Health. 

Jordan Tymeson is a freshman at the University at Albany. She is pursuing a Biology degree and minoring in Spanish in French. After earning her Bachelor's degree, Jordan plans on attending medical school. Jordan is interning at GIHHR because she is passionate about researching and finding ways of resolving global health issues. Her areas of favorite study are environmental health and sustainable agriculture. She joined the GIHHR in Summer 2014 and is working on developing connections between environmental issues, health and human rights.

Katie Waye is an undergraduate sophomore in the Honors College at University at Albany. She started working with the GIHHR in February of 2014. Katie is majoring in Public Health with a minor in Public Policy. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree, she hopes to receive a Master of Public Health and work with initiatives for health care accessibility and preventative care.

Justine Wright is currently a senior at the University at Albany, majoring in Human biology with a minor in French. She plans to pursue a Master’s in Public Health with a concentration on global health. Justine had the opportunity to Study abroad doing community health and medical outreach, which motivated her to learn more about international health policy and research. 

Umadevi Yokeeswaran is a third year student here at the University at Albany currently majoring in Spanish and Public Health with concentrations in environmental sciences and epidemiology with a minor in Health and Human Rights. She plans of furthering her education in Global Health and Human Rights hoping to work with NGOs in the future to tackle health disparities in foreign nations. Umadevi has been apart of GIHHR since Spring 2014.

Princy Abraham is a second year law student at Albany Law School. She spent the summer between her first and second years of law school working on issues relating to immigration and is interested in both immigration and international law as well as health and human rights. Princy is an officer of the Society for International Health and Human Rights at Albany Law School and began working with the GIHHR in Summer 2014. Her research has focused on Guatemala.

Eno-Obong Essien is a second year student at Albany Law School. She is the Project Director of the pro bono project between the GIHHR and Albany Law School and is the President of the Society for International Health and Human Rights at Albany Law School. Eno has been a part of the GIHHR since Spring 2013. She has produced a report on the Dominican Republic and is completing a report on Haiti.

Cecilia Hassett is a third year student at Albany Law School. She is a member of the Society for International Health and Human Rights at Albany Law School and has been a part of the GIHHR since Fall 2013. Cecilia has produced a report on Costa Rica as well as assisted in the founding of the GIHHR's climate change and environment research prong.

John Hogan is a student in the J.D./M.B.A Healthcare Management program between Albany Law School and Union Graduate College. He holds a B.A. in Political Science. Jack has experience in the fields of healthcare management and plans to work in healthcare compliance following graduation. He joined the GIHHR in Fall 2013 and has produced a report on Brazil. He is an officer of the Society for International Health and Human Rights at Albany Law School.

Nakissa Jahanbani is the Research and Programs Associate at the Institute. She graduated from American University in 2011 with a Bachelor's of Arts in International Relations, specializing in the Middle East and International Development. Nakissa came to the Institute after working at Physicians for Human Rights' Anti-Torture Program. She has been interested in human rights since a young age and hopes to soon work in the field as well as attend law school.

Alexis Kutski is a third year law student at Albany Law School. Alexis received her B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Spanish from Russell Sage College located in Troy, NY. She is very passionate about family law, matrimonial law, and domestic violence law, and would like to eventually have a career relating to those fields. Alexis has interned for e3communication, the Columbia County Attorney’s Office, the Honorable Mark Powers of Schenectady Family Court, and is now currently a summer law fellow at The Legal Project. In the fall of 2013, Alexis was admitted under a student practice order in the Albany Law School Health Law Clinic where she worked on social security denial cases, social security overpayment cases, and an adoption case. Alexis has been working with GIHHR since February of 2014 and plans to continue working with them throughout her last year at Albany Law. She is an officer of the Society for International Health and Human Rights at Albany Law School. Alexis joined the GIHHR in Spring 2014 and has produced reports on Bolivia and Venezuela.

Michelle Lauetta is a freshman at the State University of New York at Stonybrook. She joined the GIHHR in Summer 2014 and conducted research on issues relating to HIV/AIDS generally, as well as HIV/AIDS related education in the African context, and issues in access to HIV/AIDS drugs in Africa.

Michelle Lopez is a J.D. student at Albany Law School. She has been a part of the GIHHR since Spring 2014 and has produced a report on Argentina.

Jolevette Mitchell is a second year law student at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in Central Islip, N.Y. . She attended Saint Peter’s College (now Saint Peter’s University) in Jersey City, N.J. where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in May 2009. Prior to attending law school, Jolevette worked for Deutsche Bank as a Compliance Consultant performing investigations in the Anti-Money Laundering and Business Risk group. She then went on to join Morgan Stanley in its Legal and Compliance Division handling the “Know Your Customer” reports under the US PATRIOT ACT and the opening of accounts with a primary focus in Latin America. While at Morgan Stanley, Jolevette was a member of the Legal and Compliance Diversity Committee, Sub-Committee Member for Women’s Initiative Group and High School intern program (Legal Outreach); Pride and Ally Networking Group, Women’s Business Alliance. Most recently she was employed by J.P.Morgan Chase & Co. in the Investment Banking division and a member of the JPM Pride network. Jolevette currently serves as the Regional Treasurer for NEBLSA where she is responsible for the carrying out proper financials, accounting and audit procedures and for the overall financial health of the region. She will serve as President of the Society for International Health and Human Rights at Touro College Jacon D. Fuchsberg Law Center. Jolevette has been a part of the GIHHR since Spring 2014, and has produced reports on health and human rights conditions in Cuba and Venezuela.

Mary Beth Moran is a second year student at Albany Law School concurrently earning her Master of Business Arts in Healthcare Management through Union Graduate College. A practicing occupational therapist, Mary Beth earned a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at Sage Graduate School and a Bachelor of Science in Studio Art at Skidmore College. Mary Beth is a member of the Society of International Health and Human Rights and is looking forward to upcoming ProBono work with the Global Institute of Health and Human Rights. She hopes to pursue a career in health law with a focus on health administration, policy, and the economics of health care. Away from school and work, Mary Beth spends every waking moment outdoors with her two loves: husband, Matt, and puppy dog, Charley. She has been a part of the GIHHR since Summer 2014 and is currently researching health and human rights practices in Mexico.

Katherine Mosquera is a J.D. student at Albany Law School. She joined the GIHHR in Spring 2014 and has produced a report on Colombia.

Casey M Schur is a sophomore in the Honors College at the University at Albany. She is a double major in Public Health and Political Science with a concentration in Global Politics. She has also completed a minor in Biology. She plans on completing her education for global health issues.

Eric Snyder is a freshman at Tufts University. He joined the GIHHR in Summer 2014 and conducted research on issues relating to HIV/AIDS generally, as well as HIV/AIDS related education in the African context.

Jordan Tymeson is a freshman at the University at Albany. She is pursuing a Biology degree and minoring in Spanish in French. After earning her Bachelor's degree, Jordan plans on attending medical school. Jordan is interning at GIHHR because she is passionate about researching and finding ways of resolving global health issues. Her areas of favorite study are environmental health and sustainable agriculture. She joined the GIHHR in Summer 2014 and is working on developing connections between environmental issues, health and human rights.

Anais Vasquez is a 3L at Albany Law School, concentrating in International Lawl. She holds Bachelor's in International Affairs from Skidmore College (minor in Law and French) and has previously studied abroad in South America (Argentina and Chile) and worked abroad (Spain). While in law school, her internship experience has been within the public sector, working for public interest firms, on areas like disability and housing advocay, as well as immigration and asylum law. She hopes to work in immigration law - primarily in the area of asylum - after graduation from law school. Anais joined the GIHHR in Summer 2014 and has produced a report on Honduras.

Nate Rousseau is an undergraduate Business student at the University of Maryland. He joined the GIHHR in Summer 2014 and worked on outreach for potential partners and funders as well as HIV/AIDS education policy research.

Ellie Warner-Rousseau will be a senior at Bethlehem High School in the fall. She is interested in international development and public health, making GIHHR an ideal work environment to learn and gain experience as an intern. She joined the GIHHR in Summer 2014 and conducted research in a number of areas, including health and human rights and HIV/AIDS related issues in Africa.

Katie Waye is an undergraduate freshman in the Honors College at University at Albany. She is a double major in Public Health and Public Policy with a minor Health and Human Services. She hopes to one day receive a Masters in Global Public Health and work with initiatives in health care accessibility.

Emily Wolfe is a senior at the University at Albany studying International Relations and Spanish Literature. During the Spring semester of 2014, she was accepted into a combined BA/MA program and will graduate with her Masters in Spanish linguistics in 2015. She hopes to remain within academia for as long as she is able to, and will someday use her education to work with International Organizations and Human Rights Law.

Uma Yokeeswaran is currently an undergraduate sophomore student at the State University at Albany. She currently doubling majoring in Spanish and Public Health with concentrations in Epidemiology and Environmental Sciences and has a minor in Biology. She plans on continuing her education for Global Public Health and Epidemiology.