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.