Summer 2018 Fellows
Six students were awarded summer fellowships for the 2018 year:
Ginger Cline, JD’20, is working for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) in Kenya. HIAS is an international refugee protection nonprofit that partners with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). With a masters in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from the University of Oxford and extensive experience working with asylum seekers in the United States and France, Ginger will help support HIAS’s work with the LGBTQ refugee community in Nairobi, among other tasks.
D Dangaran, JD’20, is working for Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) in South Africa. LHR strives to promote awareness, protection, and enforcement of legal and human rights through the creation of a human rights culture. The organization currently works on a variety of projects, from refugee and migrant rights to penal reform. D’s background and interests in LGBTQ rights, sex workers’ rights, gender-based violence, and HIV/AIDS and academic studies of South African culture will serve as a foundation as they explore health and human rights in an international context at LHR.
Krista Oehlke, JD’20, is working for EarthRights, International in Peru. EarthRights operates at the intersection of environmental and human rights, advocating for transparency and legal accountability at international and domestic levels and utilizing a community lawyering approach. Krista previously worked for the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights where she coordinated a joint initiative with UNICEF on child protection, as well as assisting the team working on Roma rights.
Sara Oh, JD’19, is working for the UNHCR in Turkey. An alum of both the International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) and the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic (HIRC), Sara will utilize her experience in law school to learn about implementing international refugee protection from the inside of a large organization. In the Turkey office, she will work with the protection unit.
Delphine Rodrik, JD’20, is working for Human Rights Watch in Lebanon, where she will focus on the relationship between armed conflicts, refugees, and migrants. Prior to law school, Delphine lived Turkey for three years, working for two different organizations responding to the Syrian conflict. At HLS, she has continued this trajectory with research assistance work with the IHRC and projects with the Harvard Student Advocates for Human Rights.
Eun Sung Yang, JD’20, is working for Justice Base in Myanmar. Justice Base is a nonprofit focused on strengthening local capacity and rule of law in Myanmar. Eun Sung is most interested in working on projects that deal with marginalized communities and system design, especially within an organization that has increased sensitivity for local voices and works with the community to establish their own interests. Eun Sung previously interned at two international non-profits, International Justice Mission and Lawyers Without Borders, where she was able to support other rule of law initiatives.