Faith Alexander (J.D. ’14) has been awarded a fellowship to work with Lawyers Alliance for New York as a staff attorney in the organization’s economic development practice. Pricked by the pervasive poverty that plagued her hometown of the Bronx, New York, Faith worked with a Bronx nonprofit on various economic development projects prior to coming to law school. There, the most meaningful projects she completed related to expanding the membership of the nonprofit’s low-income federal credit union and supporting the nonprofit’s community development corporation in an affordable housing transaction. While at HLS, Faith was involved in the Harvard Transactional Law Clinics, the Community Enterprise Project, the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and the Harvard Black Law Students Association. She has completed summer internships in the Policy and Community Development/Civil Action Practices of The Bronx Defenders and Allen & Overy LLP in New York City.
Marina Basseas (J.D. ’14) has been awarded a fellowship to join the ProBAR Children’s Project, assisting detained, unaccompanied minors in Harlingen, Texas by providing direct representation, Know Your Rights presentations and referrals throughout the country. Before law school, Marina received an MA from the University of Athens (Greece) in Southeastern European Studies, and she also worked at the Greek Council for Refugees. During her time at HLS, Marina was an articles editor for the Harvard International Law Journal and a research assistant for Clinical Teaching Fellow Emily Leung, working in the area of asylum law. She was also involved with the Harvard Immigration Project and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and was a clinical student in the Harvard Refugee and Immigration Clinic. Marina spent her first summer at the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration and her second summer at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia as a Chayes International Public Service Fellow.
Stephanie Berger (J.D. ’14) has been awarded a fellowship to work with the Community Law Office of Jefferson County in Alabama, where she will represent indigent criminal defendants with a specific focus on cases involving mental health concerns, forensic science, and collateral repercussions. She was selected as the Inaugural HLS Early Decision Fellow and will be a member of Gideon’s Promise. During her time at HLS, Stephanie was heavily involved in the Mississippi Delta Project as a Mental Health Initiative Team Leader. She also participated in the Disability, Veterans, and Estate Planning Clinic, the Criminal Justice Institute, and the Harvard Mediation Program. During the summers, Stephanie interned with Mental Health Advocacy Services in Los Angeles and the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. Prior to law school, Stephanie graduated summa cum laude in Neuropsychology from Colby College where she served as program manager for Colby’s Best Buddies chapter.
Brandy DeOrnellas (J.D. ’14) has been awarded a PSVF fellowship, in addition to a Borchard Fellowship, to work with Legal Assistance for Seniors, where she will serve as a traditional staff attorney, providing direct legal services to low-income seniors in the Bay Area with an emphasis on combating elder abuse. During her time at HLS, Brandy served as Line-Editor of the Harvard Journal on Law and Gender, Sub-cite Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Board Member on the Harvard Women’s Law Association Public Interest Committee, and as a mediator for the Harvard Mediation Program. She was also involved in the Wilmerhale Legal Services Center at Harvard where she worked in the Family Law and Domestic Violence division as a student attorney. Brandy spent her law school summers in the Bay Area as a law clerk with Legal Services for Prisoners with Children and with Equal Rights Advocates.
Hannah Dixie (LL.M. ’14) has been awarded a Kaufman Fellowship to work with the Human Rights Network Uganda, where she will help implement the “Synergy for Peace and Justice Project,” with the objective of strengthening the rule of law in Uganda through reconciling the contrasting approaches of human rights advocates and peace-builders. While at HLS, Hannah was a project leader for the Law and International Development Society and the Harvard Advocates for Human Rights. She also volunteered for the UK Law Society Human Rights International Action Team and was an active member of the Harvard African Law Association. In January 2014, Hannah completed an internship with the Equal Education Law Centre in Cape Town, South Africa, after having been awarded a Cravath International Fellowship to pursue clinical work abroad. Prior to coming to HLS as a Fulbright Scholar, Hannah graduated with a First Class Law degree from the University of Cambridge and worked as a Research Assistant to Professor Susan Bright, University of Oxford.
Joel Edman (J.D. ’13 cum laude) has been awarded a Kaufman Fellowship to join the ACLU of Arizona, working as both a traditional staff attorney with a focus on immigrants’ rights impact litigation, and a policy advocate promoting pro-immigrant reforms in local law enforcement practices. During his time at HLS, Joel was involved in the Tenant Advocacy Project, the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic, the Harvard Immigration Project, and the Child Advocacy Clinic. He was also a member of the Harvard Law and Policy Review. During law school, Joel completed summer internships with the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, as well as a J-term internship with Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. For the past year, Joel has worked as a judicial law clerk for Vice Chief Justice Scott Bales of the Arizona Supreme Court.
Elizabeth Floyd (J.D.’14) has been awarded a fellowship to join CASA de Maryland, where she will advocate for fair, sustainable transit development in a low-income immigrant community by supporting tenants and small businesses through direct legal services, organizing and regulatory advocacy. While at HLS, Elizabeth was a board member of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Article Editor for the Harvard International Law Journal, and Project leader and events coordinator for the Harvard Law and International Development Society. She was also involved in the Post-Foreclosure Eviction Defense Clinic, the Family Law Clinic, and the Harvard Education Law Clinic. Elizabeth has completed internships at Make the Road New York, at the Hungarian Helsinki Committee on a Human Rights Program Fellowship, and at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and the Environmental Defense Fund on a Ford Fellowship. Prior to law school, Elizabeth advocated for the rights of workers and recent immigrants in Durham, North Carolina at membership-based organization El Centro Hispano and the Legal Aid of North Carolina Farmworker Unit. She also spent a year working on civil society and youth issues in Perm, Russia on a Fulbright Fellowship.
Jessica Frisina (J.D. ’14) has been awarded a PSVF Edith Fine Fellowship, in addition to an Equal Justice Works Fellowship, to join Michigan Children’s Law Center, where she will work to stem the flow of Detroit’s school-to-prison pipeline by offering an innovative continuum of legal services at every stage along the pipeline and by advancing sustainable, restorative alternatives to expulsion and incarceration. During her time at HLS, Jessica was a Student Fellow for the Law and Social Change Program of Study, a team member of the 2014 Criminal Justice Mock Trial Team, a Student Attorney for the Prison Legal Assistance Project, a Student Attorney for the Tenant Advocacy Project, a Research Assistant for Treatise on Asylum Law to Professor Deborah Anker, and was on the general board of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. She also was involved in clinical work for the Criminal Justice Institute, the Child Advocacy Clinic, Make the Road NY, and the Immigration and Refugee Clinic, and she participated in the Trial Advocacy Workshop. During her law school summers, Jessica completed internships with the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights, where her work was supported by a Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowship, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan.
Derek Galey (J.D. ’14 cum laude) has been awarded a fellowship to work with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, where he will work to improve health outcomes in low-income Los Angeles neighborhoods by empowering community groups to develop healthy land uses and advocate for healthy land use policies. While completing his joint degree with HLS and the Graduate School of Design (Master in Urban Planning), Derek helped spearhead a community development clinic formalized as the Community Enterprise Project. He received a Cravath International Legal Fellowship to evaluate free public transportation in Tallinn, Estonia. During summers, Derek was an International Community Service Fellow with the Urban Redevelopment Authority in Singapore, as an intern at the National Housing Law Project in San Francisco, and as a Summer Theory Institute Fellow with the National Resources Defense Council in New York City. Prior to law school, Derek graduated from Pomona College and pursued a Fulbright Scholarship in Iceland.
Jodi Guinn (J.D. ’14) has been awarded a Skirnick/One Day’s Work Fellowship to join the Massachusetts Advocates for Children, working to develop cutting-edge legal representation strategies and to engage a variety of stakeholders to advocate for and create postsecondary opportunities for Boston’s most vulnerable students with disabilities. During her time at HLS, Jodi was a clinical student with the Harvard Education Law Clinic, and participated in clinical internships with the Center for Children’s Law and Policy in Washington, DC and the Committee for Public Counsel Services, Children and Family Law Division in Boston. She was also involved with the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Child and Youth Advocates, and the Women’s Law Association, in addition to working as a research assistant to Visiting Professor Laura Rosenbury. Jodi was a summer intern at the Center for Law and Education in Boston and Lawyers for Children in New York City. Before law school, Jodi served for two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA at YouthBuild USA, an organization that provides opportunities for out-of-school youth to earn their GEDS and high school diplomas while they prepare for college and careers.
Sia Henry (J.D. ’14) has been awarded a fellowship to join the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, where she will be working on various projects within California and other states promoting the use of pre-adjudication, restorative justice diversion programs to address the criminalization of youth and overrepresentation of poor communities of color within the criminal justice system. While at HLS, Sia served as Street Law Co-Chair of the Black Law Student Association, Director of Events for the Harvard African Law Association, Chair of the HLS Chapter of the Athena Women’s Mentoring Grad Student Board, judge for the Boston Debate League, and Conference/Symposium Chair for the Harvard Law Journal on Racial and Ethnic Justice. Sia spent her law school summers interning at the Georgia Justice Project and at her host organization, the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. Prior to law school, Sia attended Duke University where she created her major in Criminology & Criminal Psychology, was a Duke Cheerleader, and graduated summa cum laude.
Lindsay Henson (J.D. ’14 cum laude) has been awarded a PSVF fellowship, in addition to a Knox Traveling Fellowship and Henigson Human Rights Fellowship, to join Lawyers Against Abuse (LvA) in Johannesburg, South Africa. Lindsay’s work with LvA will focus on three main areas: providing direct legal services to victims of gender-based violence, creating a comprehensive database of cases to systematically document shortcomings of the justice system and mistreatment of victims, and developing strategic partnerships with police units to improve their response to gender-based violence, increase police legitimacy within communities, and remove barriers to access to justice. While at HLS, Lindsay participated in the Gender Violence Legal Policy Workshop and the International Human Rights Clinic and interned with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Unit and the Victim Rights Law Center in Boston. She has also been a research assistant to Diane Rosenfeld, Lecturer and Director of the Gender Violence Program; a participant in the Global Movement to End Violence Against Women Study Group at the Kennedy School; and an international student advisor for the Office of Public Interest Advising. During law school, Lindsay completed summer internships in India at the Human Rights Law Network and in Bangladesh at the Bangladesh at the Bangladesh National Woman Lawyers’ Association. Prior to law school, Lindsay completed a fellowship in the Philippines with International Justice Mission working to combat sex trafficking in the region.
Maryum Jordan (J.D. ’14) has been awarded a PSVF fellowship, in addition to a Sheldon Traveling Fellowship and Henigson Human Rights Fellowship, to work at Earth Rights International in the organization’s Peru office. There, she will work to map out areas in the Amazon region where indigenous communities are adversely affected by the extractive industry, to work with indigenous communities to better ascertain their perceptions of justice, and to assist with litigation. After graduating from Harvard College in 2010 with a B.A. in Anthropology, Maryum was an extern for the Superior Court of California – County of Los Angeles and volunteered for a local family center. While at HLS, Maryum participated in the Gender Violence Workshop, Harvard Law School Advocates for Human Rights, the Law and International Development Society, the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic, and the International Human Rights Clinic. The Harvard Journal of Law and Gender published her note “Domestic Violence Homicide-Suicide: Expanding Intervention Through Mental Health Law” and she co-authored an article on anti-corruption for the ABA’s Criminal Justice magazine. Maryum interned with the Open Society Justice Initiative in Cambodia and was a 2013 Ford Foundation Law School Fellow for Women’s Link Worldwide in Spain. She also received the Dean’s Award for Community Leadership and the Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Clinical Student Award.
Lindsey Kaley (J.D. ’14 cum laude) has been awarded a fellowship to join the New York Legal Assistance Group, where she will work to offer direct legal services and community-based assistance to immigrant youth identified by DACA providers, whose parents abused or neglected them, and who are eligible for legal status and support. During her time at HLS, Lindsey served as Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and was the first Events and Social Director of the Harvard Immigration Project. She participated in the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic and the Harvard Crimmigration Clinic, as well as the Employment Law Clinic at Krokidas and Bluestein LLP in Boston and a winter externship at Make the Road New York. She was also involved in the Program of Law and Social Change, and the Immigrant Children reading group, in addition to participating in the pro bono spring break trip to Alabama (Combating Anti-Immigration Legislation) and organizing the trip to San Antonio (Voting Rights with MALDEF). Lindsey has been a summer intern at The Door’s Legal Services Center and a Ford Fellow at LatinoJustice PRLDEF, both in New York City. Prior to attending Harvard Law School, Lindsey worked for two years at the City Bar Justice Center in New York City as a paralegal for the Foreclosure Project, helping homeowners in foreclosure get free legal assistance.
Mason Kortz (J.D. ’14 cum laude) has been awarded a fellowship to join the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, where he will be working on impact litigation and policy reform in the area of privacy, technology, and government surveillance. During his time at HLS, Mason served as co-president of the HLS ACLU chapter and has participated in the Health Law and Policy Clinic as well as the Cyberlaw Clinic. During law school, Mason interned at his sponsoring organization, the ACLU of Massachusetts, working primarily on First Amendment issues and also interned at the Boston University School of Law where he served as a research assistant. Before attending law school, Mason worked as a software developer and scientific data manager. Mason was awarded one of the Dean’s Awards for Community Leadership.
Lerae Kroon (J.D. ’14) has been awarded a fellowship to work with the Central West Justice Center, where she will provide humanitarian immigration legal services to survivors of domestic violence, unaccompanied minors, asylum seekers, and victims of violent crimes in central Massachusetts. While at HLS, Lerae was involved with the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau as SJC Rule 3.03 Counsel, where she was recipient of the 2014 Betty Allebach Award. She was also active in the Harvard Tenant Advocacy Project. Lerae has been an intern at Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services in New York City, Greater Boston Legal Services, and the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute. Prior to law school, Lerae worked as a housing specialist for homeless families in Pittsburgh, PA. Lerae was also one of two students recognized as an Outstanding Clinical Student of the year.
Matthew Nickell (J.D. ’14 cum laude) has been awarded a fellowship to work with Greater Boston Legal Services in the organization’s Housing Unit, where he will help protect residents of low income neighborhoods and communities of color in northern Boston and in Chinatown from displacement at the hands of predatory speculator-investors by representing tenants facing eviction in court, negotiating with investors to curtail unreasonable rent increases, and coordinating with grassroots groups, community development corporations, and municipalities to expand access to decent quality affordable housing. While at HLS, Matthew was a member of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, serving as the Vice President of Practice Standards, Foreclose Task Force Co-Director, and Rule 3:03 Student Attorney in the Housing Practice. He was also heavily involved in Project No One Leaves, where he served as Co-President, the Tenant Advocacy Project, and the Harvard Journal on Legislation. During law school, Matthew also completed a summer internship with Public Advocates in San Francisco. Matt’s experience working on housing advocacy and social justice issues began in college, where he volunteered with a homelessness health and social services provider called the Suitcase Clinic.
Kimberly Newberry (J.D. ’14) has been awarded a fellowship to work with the Capital Post Conviction Project of Louisiana as a staff attorney, representing clients sentenced to death in state and federal post-conviction review. During her time at HLS, Kimberly has been a capital punishment clinical intern for the Department of Public Advocacy Post-Conviction Unit in La Grange, Kentucky; a clinical student attorney for the Criminal Justice Institute; and a legal intern for Prisoner Legal Services in Boston. She has also been involved with the American Civil Liberties Union at HLS, the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Harvard Defenders, Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project, and the Mississippi Delta Alternative Spring Break. Kimberly interned at the Capital Appeals Project in New Orleans and the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta during her law school summers. Kimberly received the Andrew Kaufman Award at graduation for logging the most pro bono hours of any student in her class.
Jonathan Nomamiukor (J.D. ’14) has been awarded a fellowship to work with Reprieve, a human rights organization located in London, where he will combat abuses in counter-terrorism as a part of the drone policy team. While at HLS, Jonathan has been involved in the Harvard Law Human Rights Program, the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic, and the National Lawyers Guild, in addition to the Labor Employment Action Project, Project No One Leaves, and the Black Law Student Association. He has also worked as a research assistant to Professor Charles Ogletree and Deborah Anker, and been a part of the Harvard Law Record, the Journal on Race and Ethnic Justice, Unbound: Harvard Journal on the Left, and the Harvard Human Rights Journal. Jonathan has worked for several organizations over the course of his time at the law school as well, including Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid in Laredo, Texas; Mosaic Family Services in Dallas; Texas Defender Services in Austin; Organizing for America in Virginia; and his sponsoring organization, Reprieve. Prior to law school, Jonathan worked for the U.S. State Department’s Office of Civil Rights and spent three years working for the San Antonio Rape Crisis Center as a Hospital Advocate with juvenile rape survivors.
Grace Nosek (J.D. ’14 cum laude) has been awarded a fellowship to join the Environmental Law Centre in Victoria, British Columbia where she will work on and study law and policy initiatives aimed at ensuring that all citizens have access to and are empowered to participate in government assessment processes of energy pipeline proposals. While at HLS, Grace co-authored, The Dating Game: How Confusing Food Date Labels Lead to Food Waste in America, a comprehensive policy report produced in partnership between the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic and the Natural Resources Defense Council. She also presented on legal hurdles to childhood nutrition before a non-profit based in Boston and made a short film explaining the problem of food waste in America. Grace has worked with the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, the Program on Law and Social Change, the Harvard Law Documentary Studio, and the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project. She has complemented her education through internships at the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the White House Council on Environmental Quality. To supplement her legal and policy research and advocacy, Grace has written and published a young adult novel, Ava of the Gaia, the first in a series of environmentally themed books.
Nico Palazzo (J.D. ’14) has been awarded a fellowship to work with the New Economy Project, where he will combine direct client representation, impact litigation, advocacy and community education in support of New Economy Project’s campaigns to address systemic inequities in consumer credit and lending and support neighborhood-based, democratically controlled economic models. While at HLS, Nico has been an active member of the Law and International Development Society and has worked in the Veteran’s Law and Disability Benefits Clinic. During his law school summers, Nico has interned with Poder Ciudadano in Buenos Aires, Argentina and with Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A. Before law school, Nico spent four years working as a community organizer in Brazil and Argentina.
Jenna Prochaska (J.D. ’14) has been awarded a Kaufman Fellowship to work with the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law in Chicago, Illinois. She will engage in direct legal representation, impact litigation, community outreach, and policy advocacy to enforce new fair housing rules and remove the barriers preventing individuals with criminal histories from accessing and maintaining stable housing. Jenna worked on housing and community development issues in Illinois before law school. She was active in projects both in her hometown of Rockford and in Urbana-Champaign, where she studied Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois. During her time at HLS, Jenna has been a part of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, where she has served as a student attorney in the Housing Practice Group and a teaching assistant for the clinical seminar, Introduction to Advocacy: Skills and Ethics in Clinical Practice. She has participated in the Harvard Tenant Advocacy Project, where she represented tenants and applicants to public and subsidized housing as a student advocate. Jenna has completed summer internships at LAF Chicago and the New Economy Project in New York City, where she was a Ford Foundation Fellow.
Erin Schwartz (J.D. ’14) has been awarded a fellowship to join the Union Settlement Association, where she will engage in food policy advocacy, educational outreach, and transactional counseling to low-income and small-scale food entrepreneurs and community development organizations in East Harlem. While at HLS, Erin served as President of the Harvard Food Law Society and participated in the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic. She was also involved in the TEDxHarvardLaw: Forum on Food Policy, the Harvard Law and Policy Review, and the Harvard Mississippi Delta project. During her law school summers, Erin interned at the New York City Council’s Office of the General Counsel and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Harin Song (J.D. ’14 cum laude) has been awarded a fellowship to work in chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). She has also received a Frederick Sheldon Traveling Fellowship to support this work. During her time at HLS, Harin was involved in the Harvard Human Rights Journal and Harvard International Law Journal, served as Co-President of Advocates for Human Rights, and was a clinical student in the International Human Rights Clinic. She has also worked as a research assistant to several faculty members, including Dean Martha Minow, Professor Alex Whiting, Professor D. James Greiner, Professor Howell Jackson, and Lecturer on Law Bonnie Docherty. For her work with Professor Greiner, Harin led a team of law students in creating instructional materials for pro se litigants in consumer debt collection actions as part of a project to advance access to justice and assist individuals in financial distress. Harin has been a summer intern at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York City, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Fraud Section in Washington, D.C., and at her sponsoring organization, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. She majored in history and government at Cornell University and completed a master’s degree at the University of Oxford prior to law school.
Nicole Summers (J.D. ’14) has been awarded a Skirnick Fellowship to work with Neighborhood Legal Services in Essex County, MA, where she will represent tenants and former homeowners in post-foreclosure eviction proceedings. While she was pursuing a joint degree between HLS and the Fletcher School at Tufts University, Nicole was involved in the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau as a student attorney and co-president of the Foreclosure Task Force. She also served as the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Human Rights Journal, as a research assistant for Professor Lani Guinier, as a teaching assistant for Professor John Palfrey’s Problem Solving Workshop, and as co-Director of the “Know Your Rights” Project for the Harvard Immigration Project. During her law school summers, Nicole has worked at the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice, and Dejusticia in Bogotá, Colombia during her law school summers. Prior to law school, Nicole was a Fulbright Scholar in Nicaragua and worked for the City of Chicago.
Ryan Tonkin (J.D. ’14) has been awarded a Kaufman Fellowship to join the Together Against Poverty Society in Victoria, British Columbia to lead a federal disability advocacy project which will leverage community and personal resources to secure government entitlements for the most vulnerable residents of Vancouver Island. During his time at HLS, Ryan served as President of the Harvard Law and Health Care Society. He was also involved in the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, the American Constitutional Society, the Harvard Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, and the Program on Negotiation. Ryan has completed summer internships at his sponsoring organization, the Together Against Poverty Society, and Pivot Legal Society in Vancouver. Ryan has been designated a Harvard Presidential Scholar.
Sarah Wheaton (J.D. ’14 cum laude) has been awarded a PSVF fellowship, in addition to a Sinclair Kennedy Traveling Fellowship and a Henigson Human Rights Fellowship, to work for the St. Andrew’s Resettlement Legal Aid Project, a refugee legal services non-profit in Cairo, Egypt, where she will serve as a staff attorney. While at HLS, Sarah was co-president of the Advocates for Human Rights and was heavily involved in the Harvard International Human Rights Clinic. She also participated in the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic, the Harvard U.S. Attorney’s Office Clinic, the Harvard Human Rights Journal, and the Harvard Women’s Law Association. Sarah has interned with her sponsoring organization, St. Andrew’s Resettlement Legal Aid Project, and the International Commission of Jurists in Geneva. Prior to attending HLS, Sarah led Mennonite Central Committee’s peacebuilding program in Bangladesh and worked as a homelessness prevention case manager in Chicago.