HRP Announces 2024-2025 Henigson Fellows

The 2024-25 Henigson Fellows from left to right: Sabrina Ochoa smiling at camera, wearing a light grey blazer and a blue top; Deepika Singh smiling at camera, wearing a white sweater.

The Human Rights Program (HRP) is pleased to present its 2024-2025 Henigson Fellows. This year, we have awarded the Fellowships to two outstanding 2024 Harvard Law School (HLS) graduates: Sabrina Ochoa JD ’24 (on the left in photo above) and Deepika Singh JD ‘24 (on the right).  

HRP’s post-graduate fellowships are designed to help launch the careers of students who have demonstrated great promise as human rights-engaged students and advocates while at HLS. Fellows are placed with human rights organizations working under challenging circumstances. In light of the ravages accelerated by climate change, wars, growing authoritarianism and worldwide inequality, HRP reaffirms its commitment to supporting the careers of young professionals devoted to international human rights and social justice. Learn more about the new fellows and their projects below.

Sabrina Ochoa JD’24 is a human rights advocate and scholar. From 2024 to 2025, she will be a Henigson Fellow with CenterLaw Philippines, where she will focus on using both international and domestic avenues to secure remedies for victims of human rights abuses. Sabrina received a B.A. summa cum laude in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, where she wrote an honors thesis analyzing obstacles to the creation of an East Asian regional human rights system. She has interned at the Center for Justice and International Law in Washington, D.C., the Legal Resources Centre in Cape Town, and Human Rights Now in Tokyo. At HLS, she was an advanced clinical student at the International Human Rights Clinic, the Activism Director of Advocates for Human Rights, as well as a research assistant to Professor Alicia Yamin at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics. Sabrina has also published and co-authored work in the Harvard Law Review, Harvard Human Rights Journal, University of Miami Race and Social Justice Law Review,EJIL:Talk! and other forums.

Deepika Singh JD ’24 is an aspiring international human rights lawyer from Sharon, Massachusetts. For the 2024-2025 year, she will be a Henigson Fellow with Thai Lawyers for Human Rights, where she will join the International Advocacy Team in securing civil and political rights for Thai people. During law school, Deepika worked at several human rights organizations in South Asia, including in India and Nepal. She participated in the Human Rights Entrepreneurs Clinic, where she worked to achieve justice for torture victims, and in the International Human Rights Clinic, where she researched water inequality in New Delhi, India. Before law school, Deepika farmed in Hawaii and taught English in Cambodia.