Audrey Mulholland

Audrey Mulholland

Co-Editor-in-Chief

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Audrey is currently a 2L at American University. Originally from Indiana, she graduated from the University of Southern California in 2014, and moved to Bangalore, India to work with non-profit International Justice Mission on their bonded labor trafficking project. Upon moving back to the United States, Audrey began volunteering with the Immigrant Justice Program at a local pro bono legal clinic before coming to law school. She is planning to study both international human rights law and immigration law. Audrey enjoys running, Bollywood films, and exploring the crazy city that is DC!

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Todd Hull

Todd Hull

Co-Editor-in-Chief

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Todd Hull was born and raised in a small town in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia. Todd graduated from West Virginia University in August 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with an area of emphasis in Pre-Law and Legal Studies, alongside two minors in Philosophy and Theatre. Todd is thrilled to be a Washington College of Law J.D. candidate for the class of 2019; throughout his education at WCL, he plans to focus his studies in the field of Human Rights/Humanitarian Law with hopes to learn and prepare to help preserve the rights of people throughout the world.

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Ridhi Shetty

Ridhi Shetty

Senior Column Editor

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Ridhi is currently a 2L and is from South Brunswick, New Jersey. She completed her undergraduate studies at Rutgers University-Newark originally intending to pursue a career in graphic design and concept art. However, over almost three years, she worked her way from intern to administrative manager for a nonprofit arts organization in Newark, New Jersey, developing an interest in legal and policy issues immediately affecting communities. She hopes to pursue a career in women’s and children’s rights.

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Cathleen Carlson

Cathleen Carlson

Senior Articles & Partnership Editor

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Cathleen grew up in Virginia and graduated from James Madison University for undergrad where she received a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs with a minor in Chinese. While in Undergrad she spent a semester in Beijing, China where she studied Mandarin. Now at American University Washington College of Law, Cathleen is interested in pursuing International Human Rights Law.


Katlyn Barrett

Katlyn Barrett

Social Media Editor

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Katlyn Barrett is a current 2L, originally from Wilmington, DE. She graduated from the University of Michigan in April 2016 with a Bachelor’s in International Studies and Spanish. After her 1L year, she served as a Legislative Law Clerk in the Anti-Defamation League’s Government and National Affairs department. She is passionate both about foreign policy and dance.

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Page Monji

Page Monji

Special Coverage Editor

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Page Monji is a 1L most recently based out of Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Vancouver, Canada.  For the last 8 years, she worked in the public and private healthcare sectors.  For the last 5 years, she has worked in the international public health sector.

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Tamara Castro Márquez

Tamara Castro Márquez

IACHR Editor

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Tamara Castro Marquez is a 2L interested in Immigration Law and International Human Rights. Born and raised in Maryland, she got her undergraduate degrees in Government and Politics and Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture from the University of Maryland, College Park. Tamara is Spanish-English bilingual and has experience translating and interpreting between the two languages. A child of immigrants, after law school, Tamara hopes to serve the immigrant community.

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Brittany Stanek

Brittany Stanek

Deputy Managing Editor

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Brittany is currently a 2L at American University in the joint JD/MA program in international affairs. She is originally from a small town in Western Massachusetts and went to college at Southern New Hampshire University. She graduated from undergrad in 2017 with a B.A. in Forensic Psychology and a B.S. in Justice Studies with a minor in Sociology. Her legal interests include international criminal law, international humanitarian law, and human rights. As a 1L she was a junior writer covering the Middle East and Africa.

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Drew Johnson

Drew Johnson

Deputy Symposium Editor

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Drew is originally from Greensboro, North Carolina. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.A. in International Studies and a minor in Spanish. His legal interests include, international human rights law, environmental law, and intellectual property.

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Sabrina Escalera Flexhaug

Sabrina Escalera Flexhaug

Human Rights Digest Editor

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Sabrina Escalera Flexhaug is a 3L from Annapolis, Maryland and is a J.D. candidate for the class of 2019.  She graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies, Environmental Studies, and a minor in Political Science.  During her time at Washington College of Law she has and continues to pursue her interests in International Human Rights and Civil Rights Law. She is extremely excited to join the Human Rights Brief this year as its Human Rights Digest Editor.


Dalya Kefi

Dalya Kefi

Deputy Articles & Partnership Editor

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Dalya Kefi is a 2L at American University. Born in Buffalo, NY, she was exposed to the refugee and immigrant communities that her parents worked with. After graduating from SUNY Geneseo with a BA in Anthropology, Dalya worked with the Department of State in Port-au-Prince, Haiti as a Political Assistant. Before law school, Dalya worked for 18 months as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Bozeman, Montana serving low-income populations. She hopes to practice international human rights law and public defense after law school. To de-stress, Dalya enjoys salsa dancing, floating down rivers, and classical singing.

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Jacob Hutchens

Jacob Hutchens

Deputy Column Editor

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Jacob Hutchens is a 2L at WCL. He was born in Wheaton, Illinois, moved to Kentucky when he was three, and then up to Michigan at the age of nine. After Graduating High School, he worked for three years with the Humanitarian Organization GBA Ships, traveling with the organization to around twenty-five countries. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Spring Arbor University in 2014 with a B.A. in History and a minor in Political Science. Directly after graduating he moved to Germany to marry his wife who is German. They remained in Germany for two years before returning to the U.S. for Jacob to start law school. Jacob’s legal interests include Immigration Law and International Humanitarian Law.

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William Vazquez

William Vazquez

Deputy Column Editor

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William Vazquez is a 3L originally from Long Island, New York. After graduating from American University in 2015 with a B.A. in International Studies and a minor in Chinese Language, he spent a year teaching English at Confucius Temple Primary School in Nanjing, China. During his time at WCL, he has studied in The Hague; participated in the Kovler Project Against Torture; been engaged with multiple student organizations, including the Student Bar Association as a senator; and worked with the War Crimes Research Office, the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, and the Disability Rights Law Clinic. He is currently a student attorney with the International Human Rights Law Clinic. In his free time, William enjoys exploring new places, catching up on TV he missed while studying, and playing Pokémon Go.


Shannon Gough

Shannon Gough

Senior Staff

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Shannon Gough is a 1L who has lived and worked as a human rights professional in D.C. for the past several years. Prior to law school, she assisted a human rights lawyer in complex civil litigation against companies for human rights violations, worked as an advocate to improve the Investor State Dispute Settlement system, contributed to research used to advise the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office on their policy on multinationals and human rights and worked as an analyst with the Conflict Risk Network, among other work. After law school she plans to continue pursuing her career in the emerging business and human rights field. Like other HRB staff, she views pizza as an essential ingredient to life and enjoys it weekly.

 

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Chelsea Lalancette

Chelsea Lalancette

Senior Staff

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Chelsea is originally from California and earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of San Francisco, where she studied International Studies and focused on Latin America and China. Prior to coming to law school, she worked in immigration law at a non-profit in San Francisco and as a researcher for an academic project on Traditional Chinese Medicine. She hopes to work in international migration and refugee policy in the future.

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Matthew Reiter

Matthew Reiter

Senior Staff

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Matthew Reiter is a 1L from Long Island, New York, interested in international human rights law or immigration law, aiming to work in public interest down the road. He graduated from The George Washington University in 2014 with a BA in International Affairs. Before coming to WCL he worked at the International Rescue Committee in New York City, helping to resettle newly-arrived refugees from the Middle East and South Asia, as well as at the Polaris Project in Washington, D.C., one of the nation’s leading anti-human trafficking organizations. Matthew absolutely loves to travel, and has volunteered teaching English and math in Ghana in Sri Lanka, and worked in environment conservation in Botswana. He’s unhealthily obsessed with tennis and probably spends too much time on Twitter and staring at pictures of his dog. Pizza is his one true love.


Chris Rennie

Chris Rennie

Senior Staff

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Chris Rennie is a 1L from New Jersey by way of Texas. He graduated from Boston College with a degree in English and has taught ESL and worked as an editor. Chris is interested in areas of the law that improve access to equitable justice for underserved populations.

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Jacqueline Studley

Jacqueline Studley

Senior Staff

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Jacqueline is a 2L at the American University Washington College of Law.  She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. She loves traveling and studied abroad in both Italy and Ireland as an undergraduate student. She volunteers as a responder for the Baltimore County Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Hotline. In her free time, she fosters rescue dogs, modifies German cars, and experiments with making ice cream flavors. Jacqueline plans to devote her career to combatting gender-based violence.

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