Ama Ayeh, 16 Days Campaign Intern
Ama is a junior majoring in Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. This year she is an intern at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign, where she is working on campaign communications, social media, and outreach. She is part of Douglass Residential College, where she was a member of the Human Rights House during the 2011/2012 academic year. These experiences have inspired her to be an advocate for human rights and work in the field of law in order to advocate for women and children.
Lamyaa Bouzida, Student Assistant
Lamyaa is a first-year student majoring in Environmental and Business Economics at Rutgers University. At CWGL she assists the Information & Communication's Director with database management, social media monitoring and the resource center. She looks forward to using her knowledge about economics and business to start her own company in the fashion industry, as Lamyaa aspires to become a well-known Muslim fashion designer.
Samantha Dugan, Student Assistant
Samantha is currently a fourth-year student at Rutgers University double-majoring in Criminal Justice and Sociology with a minor in Women's and Gender Studies. She has been with CWGL for the last four years working on a wide array of projects including organizing CWGL's media archives and assisting with the Center's website. She participates in a number of volunteer projects at Rutgers University and looks forward to continuing her service work in the criminal justice field, reintegrating juvenile delinquents into society.
Dina Mansour, 16 Days Campaign Intern
Dina is a third-year Rutgers student pursuing a double major in Political Science and Women's Studies with a minor in Social Justice. At CWGL she currently works on the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign. As a recent transfer to the University, she has been involving herself in activities surrounding social justice throughout the vibrant Rutgers community. Dina aspires to lead an active life of advocacy addressing global challenges. She strives to promote international policies protecting human rights and achieving social justice.
Katlyn Martinez, Student Assistant
Katlyn is currently a freshman at Rutgers University pursuing a major in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. As a work study student she has conducted research to identify new foundations for funding and assists with organizational tasks around the office. During her time at CWGL she has helped prepare for upcoming events and has assisted with donor outreach. While at Rutgers she hopes to continue her education in Spanish and study abroad in Spain during her junior year. Katlyn plans to use her knowledge and passion for children to become a Developmental Psychologist.
Karima Munem, Economic and Social Rights Intern
Karimah is currently a sophomore at Rutgers University majoring in Political Science with minors in Spanish and Middle Eastern Studies. A student at Douglass Residential College, she is a member of the Human Rights House (HRH). She supports the work of CWGL as an Economic and Social Rights Intern, analyzing the parallels between social and economic rights and violence against women. Having always been interested in attending law school, these experiences have inspired Karimah to pursue her legal career prosecuting on behalf of victims of gender-based violence through the criminal justice system.
Marielle Rodriguez, Economic and Social Rights Intern
Marielle is currently a fourth-year student at Rutgers University majoring in Political Science and Visual Arts. She is currently serving as an art intern at Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society as well as a United Nations Online Volunteer doing design work for non-profit organizations. She hopes to one day work in the field of advocacy or in non-profit organizations, as well as finding ways to use her knowledge in and love of art to help and inspire others.
Shaheena Shahid, 16 Days Campaign Intern
Shaheena is a current sophomore residing in the Human Rights House, a living-learning community that is part of Douglass Residential College at Rutgers University. She is majoring in AMESALL (African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures), Middle Eastern Studies and minoring in South Asian Studies. Her goal is to incorporate her love of languages, human rights and education into the empowerment of women and children.
Emily Westcott, Economic and Social Rights Intern
Emily has just graduated with a BA (hons) in French and German from Durham University in England and joined CWGL in October 2012. With future plans to develop a career as an international civil servant or within the non-government sector she in gaining experience with CWGL, particularly in the area of Economic and Social Rights and UN Advocacy. Within this field of CWGL’s work Emily is working on the development of CWGL's Economic Justice Training modules through research and evaluation. She is helping to organize the spring 2013 course on Women's Rights and Policy Making through the UN whilst building information sources on the UN advocacy work of CWGL. Emily is also working with the 16 Days team and translated parts of the Take Action Kit in to German for the 2012 campaign, additionally, she contributed to the 16 Days blog in French.
Past Interns (2012)
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, IWL Scholar
Akanksha Ayra, IWL Scholar
Jay Chopra, Violence Against Women/Social Media Intern
Jenna Frisch, Economic and Social Rights Intern
Puja Jani, Student Assistant
Neha Kagal, Graduate Intern
Kara McCloskey, IWL Scholar
Melissa Moskowitz, Intern
Bridget O’Halloran, Intern
Sulekha Prasad, Economic and Social Rights Graduate Intern
Sarah Weirich, Graduate Assistant
Adriana Williams, Student Assistant
Sara West, Intern