Education

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

Fellowships, Awards, and Honors

2019

  • Graduate Research Fellow, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
  • Visiting Doctoral Candidate, Tisch College for Civic Life, Tufts University

2018

  • Fulbright-IIE Scholar, Rwanda, 2017-2018
  • National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Fellowship, Rwanda, 2017-2018 (awarded but declined)
  • Visiting Doctoral Candidate, Tisch College for Civic Life, Tufts University
  • Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Research and Dialogue for Peace (IRDP), Kigali, Rwanda
  • 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)
  • 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

2015-2017

  • Transitional Justice Research Fellow, The Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies (NIOD)Amsterdam
  • Summer Fellow, Ife Institute for Advanced Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigeria
  • 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
  • TED Talk, TedXFulbright Santa Monica, “Genocide, Justice, and Dignity,” September 2015
  • Institute for African Transitional Justice Workshop Speaker, Makerere University School of Law, Uganda, 2015

2008-2014

  • 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

Consulting and Select Professional Experience

Current:

Engaged in Advising U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda, Peter Vrooman

Inclusive Security with Ambassador Swanee Hunt
Consultant, Rwandan Women Rising Program

Survivors Fund (SURF) NGO, Board of Trustees

2018-2019

American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS), Gender and Law Consultant (home-                  based)

2017-2018

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

2016

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

Fulbright Association
Board of Directors
USA

Research Grants Consultant
Never Again Rwanda
Kigali, Rwanda

2015

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                                                                          

2014

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

2013

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

2011-2012

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

Intern, Gender and Reproductive Health
World Health Organization

Teaching Experience                   

2019         Lead Teaching Assistant, “Comparative Genocide” Massachusetts                                      Correctional Institute (MCI) Male Prison, Concord, MA                                   

2016         Teacher Trainee, “Development and Displacement in the Contemporary                        World,” Clark University                                            

2016         Teacher Trainee, “Genocide” (Sociology Department), Clark University        

2015          Teacher Trainee, “Visualizing Human Rights: Freshman Intensive                                     Seminar,” Clark University                                            

2008-2010    Elementary Special Education Teacher, Fifth Ward Elementary School                             Reserve, LA, USA Teach For America

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

  • 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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