Ph.D. Candidate (ABD), Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University (expected 2019)

M.A. in Law and Diplomacy (MALD), The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (2014)

B.A. Brandeis University (2008), Magna Cum Laude, High Honors in Politics

Awards and Honors


  • Fulbright-IIE Scholar, Rwanda, 2017-2018
  • National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Fellowship, Rwanda, 2017-2018 (awarded but declined)
  • Harvard Law School, Program on Negotiation (PON) Next Generation Award for research, “Convening Justice: A Comparative Study of Stakeholder Negotiations on Transitional Justice Policy in Rwanda and the African Union” (November 2018)
  • Awarded the 2018 Royal Air Maroc Student Travel Award from the African Studies Association
  • Selected as a Finalist for the Atlantic Dialogues, a conference in Morocco for 40 emerging global leaders. Selected as top 50 out of 3,000 applicants worldwide.
  • Invited by Ambassador Peter Vrooman, United States Ambassador to Rwanda, to present Fulbright research preliminary findings at the United States Embassy, to 50 guests, July 26, 2018
  • Invited to lead the inaugural partnership briefing session between the United States Mission to the African Union (USAU) and the think tank Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Briefing title: Transitional Justice in the Great Lakes Region of Africa: Theory and Practice, July 12, 2018


  • Cummings Foundation Fellow, the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University, 2014-2019
  • Keynote Speaker, Millennium Campus Conference (MCC17) for youth leaders, Rabat, Morocco, November 16-19, 2017
  • Talks@Google, Cambridge, MA, September 20, 2016
  • Clark University Graduate Student Council Travel Grant Recipient, 2015
  • TED Talk, TedXFulbright Santa Monica, “Genocide, Justice, and Dignity,” September 2015
  • Institute for African Transitional Justice Workshop Participant, Makerere University School of Law, Uganda, 2015


  • Ruhl J. Bartlett Fellow, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, 2014
  • Raphael Lemkin Research Fellow, Armenian Genocide-Museum Institute, Yerevan, Armenia, July 2014
  • Fulbright-IIE Scholar, Switzerland, 2011-2012
  • Brandeis University Achievement Award and Scholarship, 2005-2008
  • Democracy and Cultural Pluralism Research Circle Grant, Honor’s Thesis, B.A. 2008
  • AmeriCorps Education Award, 2008-2010
  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Seminar Fellow, France, 2009

Research and Professional Experience


Institute of Research and Dialogue for Peace (IRDP)
Senior Research Fellow (2017-Present)
Kigali, Rwanda

Fulbright Scholar (2017-2018)
Conducting dissertation research on memory and justice in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide

Ife Institute of Advanced Studies 
2017 Fellow (first cohort)
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, Nigeria

The Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies (NIOD) 
Transitional Justice Research Fellow
Amsterdam, Netherlands

CDA Collaborative Learning
Team Lead, Gender and Anti-Corruption Research (Kuleta Haki)
Lubumbashi, DRC 


United States Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP)
Nyamata Memorial Church Preservation, Anthropological Consultant
Nyamata, Rwanda

National Fulbright Alumni Association
Board of Directors, Young Leaders

Research Grants Consultant
Never Again Rwanda
Kigali, Rwanda


Technical Advisor on National Reparations Program
Survivor’s Fund (SURF), IBUKA Genocide Survivor’s Organization
Kigali, Rwanda

Transitional Justice Working Group
Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
Harvard University                                                                          


Raphael Lemkin Research Fellow
Armenian Genocide-Museum Institute
Yerevan, Armenia                                                                   

Policy Officer/Consultant, Department of Research, Policy, and Higher Education
Aegis Trust/DfID Grant, Genocide Research and Reconciliation Programme


Researcher, Technical Assistant to the Genocide Archive of Rwanda
Kigali Genocide Memorial, Aegis Trust
Kigali, Rwanda


Fulbright Scholar in Cultural and Intellectual History
University of Lausanne
, Switzerland

Intern, Gender and Reproductive Health
World Health Organization

Teaching Experience

Teaching Associate, Clark University
Displacement and Development (International Development Department)
Worcester, MA, USA

Teacher Trainee, Clark University
Soc 130: Genocide (2016)
Worcester, MA, USA

Teacher Trainee, Clark University
International Development 105: Visualizing Human Rights: Advocacy, Action, and the Politics of Representation (2015)
Worcester, MA, USA

Learning and Resource Specialist (2010-11)
Kellman Brown Academy, NJ                                            

Elementary Special Education Teacher, Fifth Ward Elementary School  (2008-2010)
Teach For America, Greater New Orleans Region


  • Keynote Speaker, Millenium Campus Conference 2017 (#MCC17), Rabat, Morocco, on Youth and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Trainer and Facilitator on Human Rights Documentation, Refugee Law Project, Makerere University School of Law, Uganda
  • National Board of Directors, Fulbright Association
  • Chairperson of the Advisory Board, Their Footprints Foundation refugee empowerment program
  • Contributing Writer, The Independent Magazine UgandaWorld Policy InstituteInsight on Conflict, Huffington Post, and others
  • Board of Trustees, Survivors Fund (SURF)                                                    
  • Advisory Board Member, Genocide Survivors Support Network (GSSN)   



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