2009 SAB Members

Bryan Evans
Lauren Forbes
Carlin Moore
Anne Parsons
Alvir Sadhwani
Eleanor Thompson
Soumya Venkatesh

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Bryan Evans

Bryan graduated from Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, PA) in 2005 with a B.A. in Philosophy.  As an undergraduate he voluteered for Connecticut Quest for Peace, a relief program aimed at underprivileged children living in Nicaragua.  After graduation he served as a Peace Corps Bolivia Volunteer from 2006-2008 in the area of Basic Sanitation.  While in Bolivia, he designed and executed a plastic recycling project, a well drilling project, and a cultural exchange project between Bolivian and American students.

Lauren Forbes

Lauren graduated from Vassar College in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with Concentrations in Economics and Philosophy. As one of Vassar's Community Action coordinators, Lauren facilitated student volunteerism in youth and women's services for two years. After graduating, Lauren was selected to be an Emerson National Hunger Fellow, a one-year congressionally funded leadership program designed to develop collaborative solutions to ending hunger and fighting poverty. After the fellowship, she worked as a Trial Preparation Assistant in the Rackets Bureau of the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. Originally from Tampa, FL, she has interned for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Co-op America, and Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch. At WCL, she was actively involved in the International Trade and Investment Law Society and in the Public Interest Student Coalition.

Carlin Moore

Carlin graduated from Southern Adventist University where he studied Business Administration emphasis in Management, Religion, and Music. While there, he was an active participant and leader in several community service projects. At WCL, he was a Student Bar Association Senator and Staff Writer for the Human Rights Brief. While enrolled at WCL, Carlin worked full-time at the Department of Justice in the Civil Division's Office of Immigration Litigation as a Paralegal Specialist.

Anne Parsons

Anne graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, and then spent two years as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Niger, West Africa. There, she collaborated with local schools and community organizations to develop and enhance educational opportunities for youth, especially girls. Working with the local community radio station, Anne also hosted a weekly radio show in Hausa on youth issues, education, and human rights. Prior to law school, Anne spent six months as an intern with The Advocates for Human Rights in Minneapolis in the organization's Refugee and Immigrant Program. At WCL, Anne was a member of the Public Interest Student Coalition, Immigrants' Rights Coalition, and on the staff of the student-run Sustainable Development Law and Policy Brief.

Alvir Sadhwani

Alvir graduated from U.C. San Diego with degrees in International Studies Political Science and Law & Society. Subsequently, he served as an Indicorps fellow for a year. During this time, he worked on a project in a small village in India that specifically focused on addressing caste issues and promoting youth leadership. During the summer after his 1L year, Alvir worked with an NGO in Cameroon that provided legal representation to victims of child trafficking.

Eleanor Thompson

After graduating from Harvard College in 2005 with a degree in Government and African Studies, Eleanor worked with the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) to mobilize civil society in Africa around international justice issues, namely those related to the ICC. Her work on international justice issues began in college, when she spent two summers interning with the Outreach Section of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL). With the SCSL, she helped disseminate information about the court in local communities and set up accountability advocacy groups at tertiary institutions throughout the country. In 2007, she undertook independent work in Northern Uganda and Sierra Leone to develop and implement psychosocial rehabilitation and reintegration programs for former child soldiers and war-affected children. Apart from her J.D. studies, she was also involved in initiatives geared toward empowerment of youth and young professionals in Sierra Leone and the Diaspora.

Soumya Venkatesh

Soumya graduated from Colgate University with a degree in Political Science. As an undergraduate, she interned with Amnesty International in both their New York and DC offices and has worked at the Colgate University Writing Center, where she helped students with their papers. At WCL, she was the Middle East and North Africa columnist for the Human Rights Brief and volunteered with the War Crimes Research Office.