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 2018 Research Assistants

 
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.   

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.

Christine Vlasic
Christine Vlasic

christine vlasic

Christine Vlasic is a third-year JD student at American University Washington College of Law interested in international criminal law and human rights, with a regional focus on Latin American and the Balkans. She is a research assistant for the Anti-Torture Initiative. Rachel received her B.A. in Government from Cornell University and her MSc in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Rachel Buntrock
 

Lubna nasser

Lubna Nasser is a Humphrey Fellow at American University Washington College of Law interested in victim/survivor-centered approaches to anti-torture. She is a research assistant for the Anti-Torture Initiative. In her home country of Jordan, she works with a national anti-torture program called Karama, a consortium of civil society organizations and governmental institutions to monitor, address, and reduce incidents of torture and human rights violations in the Jordanian Judicial System.

Santiago Martinez Neira
Santiago Martinez Neira

santiago martinez neira

Santiago Martinez Neira is an LL.M. student at American University Washington College of Law interested in international law and human rights. He is a research assistant for the Anti-Torture Initiative. Santiago received an LLB from the University of Los Andes and a joint Master’s Degree in Comparative Public Law from the University of Toulouse I Capitol and the University of Costa Rica.