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2011 Student Advisory Board

Kaitlin Brush

Kaitlin graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a B.A. in Political Science and English Literature.  After graduation, Kaitlin moved to Ethiopia where she spent a year teaching English to first and second graders.  The following year, Kaitlin moved to the Palestinian Territories to teach English to second and fifth graders.  While in the Palestinian Territories, Kaitlin established an English education program for young girls in Balata Refugee Camp and worked with Teach for Palestine, a non-profit organization educating high-risk Palestinian youth.  At WCL, she was the Managing Editor and a Staff Writer of the Human Rights Brief, covering the East Asia column. 

Jared Decoteau

Jared graduated from Florida State University in 2008. As an undergraduate, he volunteered with Guardian Ad Litem, an organization that represents children in Florida's foster care system during dependency court proceedings. Upon graduation, Jared moved to Syria to teach English at a private academy. While in Syria he established a program with UNHCR to teach English to Iraqi refugees. At WCL, Jared volunteered with the War Crimes Research Office and the Equal Justice Foundation.

Jann Futterman

Jann graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from Boston College in 2008. During his undergraduate studies, he focused on international political systems and the socioeconomic effects of globalization, spending a semester abroad in Barcelona studying the European Union. He also participated in the Appalachia Volunteers Program, a student-run organization addressing injustices that create entrenched poverty; and the Cuernavaca Immersion Program, an organization focusing on effects of globalization, international trade, development, and education on marginalized Mexican communities. After graduation, Jann spent several months traveling through Central and South America, Southeast Asia, and Africa. While in Africa, Jann helped build and teach at an elementary school. He also helped organize an HIV/AIDS awareness initiative in the local communities.

Molly Hofsommer

Molly graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Santa Clara University (SCU) in California in 2009. During undergraduate studies, she focused on International Politics and Law, spending a semester in Rome studying the European Union and a semester at American University studying International Law and participating in a Field Study in Europe. After graduation, Molly was a participant in the Global Fellows Program through SCU in Golcuk, Turkey where she worked on projects to preserve the cultural heritage of traditional artisans in the Black Sea Region. At WCL Molly was a Staff Writer for the Human Rights Brief responsible for the European updates column, volunteered with the War Crimes Research Office, and participated in the summer abroad program in Chile.

Carson Osberg

Carson studied International Relations and Spanish at Tufts University in the Boston suburbs and spent her junior year abroad in Madrid, Spain. After completing her bachelor's degree, Carson moved to Washington, D.C. for a fellowship at the D.C.-based non-profit, Polaris Project, which endeavors to combat human trafficking. Committed to continue working on trafficking issues, she later joined the International Organization for Migration, an international, inter-governmental non-profit organization that assists migrants in need. There, she managed a program that collaborates with social workers and legal advocates around the country to provide family reunification assistance to trafficking survivors opting to remain in the United States.  At WCL, Carson wais a Staff Writer for the Human Rights Brief and a board member for the Immigrants’ Rights Coalition.  She also mentors a recently-resettled Iraqi refugee family and enjoys participating in volunteer activities, in particular serving under-served and vulnerable individuals.

Lindsay Roberts

Lindsay graduated from Towson University in 2010, where she majored in International Studies and French.  While in college, she worked with refugees in Baltimore as a volunteer for the International Rescue Committee, and coached local high school Model United Nations teams. She spent a semester studying and traveling throughout Morocco, and continued to pursue her interest in the region while interning with the Middle East and North Africa Businesswomen’s Network at Vital Voices Global Partnership.  At WCL, Lindsay was a Staff Writer and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Human Rights Brief.       

Anne Schaufele

Anne graduated from DePauw University in 2007 with a B.A. in Conflict Studies and Spanish and a minor in German. Thereafter, she worked for two years on advocacy concerning immigration policy reform, detention conditions, and access to legal services as a staff assistant to the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration. Anne was a Fulbright research grant recipient to El Salvador from 2009-10. While in El Salvador, she volunteered with the Institute for Human Rights at the University of Central America, interviewed immigration deportees, and coordinated a migration researchers’ working group. She is a former member of the Amnesty International National Youth Advisory Committee and has held various volunteer leadership positions with Amnesty. At WCL, Anne was a vice co-chair of the Immigrants’ Rights Coalition detention committee and a volunteer translator for clients of WCL’s clinical programs.