Alumni

 

Ajay Gupta M.D. was a full-time intern for the Institute in 2013. He is originally from Delaware and went to college at the University of Pennsylvania with a dual major in English and Biology. After 2 years in Washington DC at the NIMH, he moved to Albany to pursue an M.D. at Albany Medical College. His work has been instrumental in getting the institute up and running. After graduating from Albany Medical College in 2013, he started residency at Miami Children’s Hospital in Florida.

Asi-Yahola Somburu was full-time intern for the Institute in 2013. He is a medical student at Albany Medical College, originally from San Francisco, CA. While an undergraduate at Tufts University (2005), he majored in American Studies concentrating on Social Justice, Inequality and Public Health. He went on to earn a Masters Degree in Biomedical Science at Tufts University (with a concentration on bacterial viruses), and a Masters in Public Health at Boston University (with concentrations in International Health and Infectious Disease) before moving to Albany to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a doctor for the people. He first learned of the Alaei brothers and their work in 2009 during an internship at Physicians for Human Rights, and looks forward to staying involved with the work of the Institute as he moves forward on his medical degree.

Ruhi Al-Ahmed was an intern for the Institute. She is originally from NYC and is currently a student at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at the University at Albany. She's working on her Bachelor's in Political Science (concentration in International Affairs) with a minor in Criminal Justice, expected 2013. Ruhi is currently working at the New York State Office of the State Comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli as a Student Assistant. In addition, she's worked on various research projects independently and with SUNY. Ruhi also enjoys volunteering for the community.

Kenneth Aduba was an intern with the Institute, holds an MBBS degree from Nigeria, and is currently studying for a MPH in Health Policy and Management at UAlbany School of Public Health. He is interested in the interaction between health policies and economics. He likes making new friends, listening to classical music and intellectual discussions.

Dut Lwal was an intern with the Institute and an MPH student in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UAlbany School of Public Health. He is originally from Sudan, and has lived in Kenya for 12 years and is an active member of SUNY Albany African Student Organization Active Club Member. His interest is in infectious disease outbreak investigation. After finishing his studies, Dut plans to go back to his home country to help his community.

Faraz Khan was a full time intern for Institute in 2013. He is beginning medical school at Albany Medical College. Born in Houston, Texas and raised in Edison, New Jersey, he went to Union College in Schenectady, New York. At Union, he completed his Chemistry and Economics degrees. He became interested in human rights and health during college, and he hopes to stay active in the work of the Institute as he looks to complete his MD.

Emily von Werlhof graduated cum laude from Albany Law School in 2014 with a concentration in International Law with Honors, and earned her B.A. from the University of Washington. Emily was the inaugural student project director of Albany Law School's Global Health and Human Rights pro bono project in the 2013-14 school year. Starting in the Fall of 2014, Emily will be pursuing her LLM in Human Rights Law at Queen Mary, University of London.

Brett Williams is a 2014 graduate of Albany Law School. He joined the GIHHR in Fall 2013 and produced reports on Belize.

Robert Kolar holds a BA from Duquesne University (1982) and a Juris Doctor from Albany Law School (2014). He works for a software development company, CommSoft, in Albany, NY. He oversees and manages CommSoft’s Client Services team. He is responsible for three CommSoft units that impact the customer’s on-going relationship with CommSoft: Quality Assurance, Documentation, and Client Support Services. He also is the primary legal resource at CommSoft, assisting in licensing, negotiations, and intellectual property matters. Kolar has more than 30 years of management experience in technical, sales, retail and service environments. He has brought to CommSoft extensive knowledge of how to build and leverage support groups, use evaluations and training to develop the capabilities of entire teams, and apply reporting and tracking mechanisms to increase productivity and customer satisfactions. Previously with Rite-Aid Corporation, Tele-Media Corporation, and Cap Gemini Sogeti, Kolar has served as Field Systems Support Supervisor, Sales Manager, and Account Director. He joined the GIHHR in Fall 2013 and produced a report on Argentina.

Neill Michael Stauble recently graduated from Albany Law School in 2014 with a concentration in International Law. Prior to his studies at Albany Law, he attended Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia where he studied English Literature, French, and Philosophy. He has previously held positions at the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Cergy-Pontoise, France, the Albany Law Clinic & Justice Center and has provided research on language rights for Canadian Parents for French. Neill continues to provide research to the GIHHR and currently works at Johnston Law in Toronto, Canada. He joined the GIHHR in Fall 2013 and produced a report on Trinidad & Tobago.

Elizabeth Gray