2007 SAB Members

Amalia Greenberg
Ian Harris
Cori Racela
Miya Saika Chen
Solomon Shinerock
Jon Tracy

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Amalia Greenberg

Amalia received her B.A. in Economics and Modern Languages (French & Spanish) from Trinity College in 2001. After college, Amalia worked with the Africa and Middle East Refugee Assistance-Egypt providing much needed legal aid to and advocacy for asylum seekers in Cairo, Egypt.  She then went on to help found a local Jesuit Refugee Service office in Quito, Ecuador and assisted refugees with legal aid, local integration, and advocacy.  After leaving Ecuador, Amalia spent a year in Istanbul, Turkey representing and advocating for rights of asylum seekers and drafting a legal aid manual to train local lawyers and staff.  Prior to starting law school, Amalia worked as a paralegal in a Boston-based immigration and criminal law firm.  Most recently, Amalia has assisted in founding a US-based organization, Asylum Access (www.asylumaccess.org), and as a board member works to develop refugee legal aid programs in countries including South Africa, Egypt, and Ecuador.  At WCL, Amalia served as the chair for the Legislative Committee of the Immigrants' Rights Coalition and was an active member of the Public Interest Student Coalition.

Ian Harris

Ian received a joint J.D./M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution. Ian has undertaken human rights work in Nepal, Tibet, Uruguay, and most recently, he spent several months in Phnom Penh, Cambodia working as an International Legal Fellow at the Paññasastra University of Cambodia Legal Clinic. Before coming to law school he worked professionally as a diversity/anti-racism consultant, facilitating workshops nationally for schools and organizations on issues of multiculturalism, combating oppression, and promoting social justice. A founding member of Community Outreach & Advocacy for Refugees (COAR), an Arizona non-profit that supports locally resettled refugees, he continues to be involved in human rights as a member of COAR's Board of Directors and as a member on Amnesty International's Multicultural Assessment and Advisory Committee (MAAC) and Subcommittee on Training. At WCL, Ian was a Staff Writer for the legal magazine The Modern American, which explores issues of diversity and the law, and also served as the Chair of the Refugee and Asylum Committee for the Immigrant's Rights Coalition.

Cori Racela

Cori received her B.A. in the History and Literature of Latin America from Harvard University. As an undergraduate she studied abroad in Buenos Aires and wrote her senior honors thesis on Argentina’s desaparecidos as represented in truth commissions and literature. After graduating, she oversaw community service and cultural learning programs for high school students in Central America, Southeast Asia, and Europe. The year before starting law school, she worked on organizing youth for human rights and diversity issues as a Ralph J. Bunche Fellow with Amnesty International USA. At WCL, she volunteered with the Impact Litigation Project and co-produced the Vagina Monologues.

Miya Saika Chen

Miya received a B.A. in Urban Studies and Planning at the University of California, San Diego.  She spent her junior year studying in Beijing, China, learning Mandarin and exploring the country.  After college, she worked for the Service Employees International Union on campaigns empowering service workers to organize against economic exploitation.  She was a domestic violence advocate at the Refugee Women’s Network in San Diego and the Asian Women’s Shelter in San Francisco, and maintains active involvement with the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, an organization focused on the political empowerment of API women and girls.  She was a Staff Writer for WCL’s Human Rights Brief and a volunteer for the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center, where she assisted attorneys on immigration, labor, and domestic violence cases.  She also interned with the Center for Constitutional Rights and worked on holding the U.S. Government accountable for post-9/11 cases of discrimination towards immigrants and people of color.

Solomon Shinerock

During law school, Solomon was interested in International Humanitarian Law and corporate accountability. He was an ICC monitor and Dean's Fellow at the War Crimes Research Office, and a Staff Writer for the Human Rights Brief. He has worked with Amnesty International’s Business and Human Rights program on issues of corporate accountability, shareholder activism and international norms for business that balance profit with respect for human rights. He has also worked on immigration and innocence claims for John Jay Legal Services, a clinic associated with Pace Law School. Prior to law school, he also worked as a carpenter in the United States, France and Canada. Solomon received his B.A. from Oberlin College where he studied American Literature with a minor in Rhetoric and Composition.

Jon Tracy

Jon completed his B.A. in 1998 majoring in History and Political Science and completed a J.D. in 2001. After passing the bar, Jon joined the U.S. Army as a Judge Advocate. He served in the First Armored Division in Baumholder, Germany. He was deployed to Baghdad for fourteen months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. His primary responsibility in Iraq was serving as a Claims Officer. In that position, he adjudicated claims filed by Iraqis who were harmed by U.S. or coalition military operations. His experiences in Iraq ultimately led him to change his career path and embark on a career focused on International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law. Jon has focused his energies on advocating for a change in U.S. policy in the treatment of victims of armed conflict by working closely with the Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict. He interned at Human Rights Watch researching issues related to U.S. detention policy at Guantanamo Bay and was an LL.M. student in WCL's International Legal Studies Program.