Research Assistants & Dean's Fellows

The Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law offers students diverse opportunities to spend a summer, semester or year conducting research, supporting our programs, and exploring critical human rights issues while earning academic credit with a distinguished group of peers.      

Our 2017 Research Assistants

 
Maleeha Riaz
Maleeha Riaz

MALEEHA RIAZ

Maleeha Riaz is a second year JD/MA student at American University Washington College of Law interested in the intersection of human rights law and peace and conflict resolution. She is a Deputy Staff Editor of the Human Rights Brief and a research assistant for the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law.  Maleeha received B.A. in International Studies and Political Science from the University of Miami. She speaks Pashto.  

Helina Daniel
Helina Daniel

Helina Daniel

Helina Daniel is a first year JD student at American University Washington College of Law interested in global and national security and human rights.  She is a staff member on the National Security Law Brief and a research assistant focusing on strategic communications for the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law.  Helina received a B.A. in Public Communications and French and European Language and Area Studies from American University.  She speaks Amharic and French.

Emma Marion
Emma Marion

emma marion

Emma Marion is a second year JD student at American University Washington College of Law interested in international humanitarian law.  Following her participation in the Kovler Project Against Torture in 2017, she became a research assistant for the Project.  Prior to WCL, Emma was a pre-medical student at the University of Tennesee.  She speaks French.   

Cynthia Park
Cynthia Park

cynthia park

Cynthia Park is a second year JD student at American University Washington College of Law. She is a research assistant with the Anti-Torture Initiative. Prior to law school, Cynthia was a fellow with the International Federation for Human Rights delegation to the United Nations in New York. Cynthia received her B.A. in Political Science and International Security from the University of Washington. 

Ana Dionne Lanier
Ana Dionne Lanier

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Ana Dionne-Lanier is a third-year law student at the Washington College of Law.  She is a Senior Research Associate with the Public International Law and Policy Group and is a research assistant with the Anti-Torture Initiative.  Ana received a B.A. in Political Science and Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame.  She speaks Spanish.    

Rachel Buntrock
 

rachel buntrock

Rachel Buntrock is a second-year JD student at American University Washington College of Law interested in international criminal and humanitarian law. She is a research assistant for the Kovler Project Against Torture and a research associate for the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG). Rachel received her B.A. in International Relations from the University of San Diego.