2010 SAB Members
2010 Student Advisory Board
Ashly graduated from Reed College with a B.A. in Anthropology in 2004. As an undergraduate, she conducted research in Tibet on construction of sacred space in Buddhist pilgrimage practice and wrote her senior thesis on globalization, “modernization,” and gendered identity in India. After graduation she worked on education programs in Trujillo, Peru, providing outreach services to street youth and orphaned adolescents. Ashly then returned to India to conduct human rights research, monitoring, and reporting with the Forum for Fact-Finding, Documentation and Advocacy, a grassroots NGO. She was awarded a journalism fellowship by Panos South Asia to conduct and publish her research. Ashly then returned to the United States and worked for two years as a bilingual advocate with the Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team, a collaborative community response to high-lethality domestic violence cases in Portland, Oregon. She is currently collaborating with a Peruvian NGO to develop a domestic violence education and prevention program in Peru. At WCL, Ashly was a Staff Editor for the Human Rights Brief and a member of the Women’s Law Association.
Upon graduating from University of Colorado at Boulder with majors in Women's Studies and Theater and a minor in Philosophy, Anna worked as a bartender, building theater sets, translating for a documentary and volunteering for Dwa Famn in New York. She then moved to Taiwan to work as an English teacher, lead “girl power” classes, and do the occasional voice recording. From there she moved to Beijing to study Chinese, intern for Community Alliance, a local grassroots non-profit, and tutor. Finally, she moved to Falls Church, Virginia, and began working for a boutique law firm. As a student at WCL, she was a Student Attorney with the International Human Rights Law Clinic and a Junior Editor for the Human Rights Brief. She also volunteered with the War Crimes Research Office, the Equal Justice Foundation, and the Immigrant Rights Coalition.
Andrew W. Maki
After graduating from Connecticut College in 2006 with a degree in International Relations and Latin American Studies, Andrew worked on Darfur advocacy with Physicians for Human Rights. He subsequently worked for the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) where he assisted the Office of the Prosecutor on the case against Vojislav Seselj. In 2009, Andrew worked on rule of law and democratization issues in the Balkans with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and covered ICTY proceedings as a journalist for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting. At WCL Andrew was a Co-Editor-in-Chief and Staff Writer for the Human Rights Brief, a Student Attorney with the International Human Rights Law Clinic, and a volunteer at the War Crimes Research Office.
Shubra graduated from the University of Michigan in 2007, where she majored in Political Science with a concentration in Middle Eastern Studies. Following graduation she moved to Turkey and then to Egypt. During those two years, she worked with advocates fighting against torture in Turkey, as the editor of a monthly journal that focused on human rights and civil society in the Arab world, and as a legal advocate for Iraqi refugees in Cairo. At WCL, she joined the Human Rights Brief as a Staff Writer and the Brookings Institution as a Research Assistant.
Bhavani graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 2009 with a B.A. in political science. As an undergraduate, Bhavani interned at the ACLU Illinois and worked as a Research Assistant focusing on Central Asia. She has volunteered for the Obama Campaign, Soup Kitchens, STAND (Student Anti-Genocide Coalition), and various other NGOs and religious organizations. At WCL, she was a Student Attorney with the International Human Rights Law Clinic and a Staff Writer for the Human Rights Brief, covering the South and Central Asia column.
Maanasa graduated from Emory University in 2008 with a double major in Classics and Political Science and a minor in Art History. As an undergraduate, Maanasa volunteered with Amnesty International and Habitat for Humanity. She also did advocacy work and served as national conference director with Paperclips for Peace in Darfur (PCPID). She also worked with student-run advocacy groups that convinced Emory University to divest millions of dollars away from the Sudanese Government. Between college and law school, Maanasa spent a year traveling around the United States and the world.