Human Rights Brief Selects New Co-Editors-in-Chief, Diana Damschroder and Michelle Flash
Michelle Flash is a rising 3L at Washington College of Law. Originally from Ithaca, New York, Michelle graduated from The George Washington University in 2010 with a B.A. in International Affairs, Global Development and Socio-Cultural Anthropology. Michelle has worked on theHuman Rights Brief for two years, first as a Staff Writer covering the hybrid tribunals and subsequently as the Print Publications Editor. In addition to her involvement on theBrief, Michelle is a Junior Staffer on theInternational Law Review and a member of WCL’s International Criminal Law Network’s moot court team for the 2013 International Criminal Court Trial Competition. Michelle worked as a Dean’s Fellow for the War Crimes Research Office during the summer of 2012 and will be an intern at the Office of the Prosecutor at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon during the summer 2013.
Diana Damschroder is a rising 2L at Washington College of Law. Diana graduated from Miami University in 2008 with a B.A. in International Studies. As an undergraduate, she studied abroad in Australia where she was exposed to the many struggles of Aborigines. After returning to the U.S., Diana realized more than ever the need and importance of building a domestic human rights movement and bringing international human rights law home. After graduation, Diana held positions at Service Employees International Union and Change That Works, supporting grassroots movements in the passage of progressive legislation, including health care reform. Most recently, as Human Rights Award Manager at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, Diana worked in partnership with human rights defenders around the world and researched domestic human rights issues. At WCL, Diana is a Staff Writer for theHuman Rights Brief, covering North America, Central America, and the Caribbean; a member of the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law's Student Advisory Board; and will be a student attorney with the UNROW Human Rights Impact Litigation Clinic.