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Fourteen Harvard Law School students have been awarded 2022 Chayes International Public Service Fellowships for work with organizations based in 11 countries. The Chayes Fellows are listed below, with their summer placements and biographical information submitted by the students.

Claire Beutter, Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa, France
Claire is a first-year student at Harvard Law School. She graduated from New York University with a B.A. in politics and minors in French and peace and conflict studies. She is interested in international human rights law, immigration law, and anti-corruption issues. At HLS, Claire is involved with the Harvard Human Rights Journal, the Harvard International Law Journal, and HLS Advocates for Human Rights. This summer, she will be working at the Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa, an NGO that provides legal services to whistleblowers and pursues strategic litigation on whistleblower protection and corruption issues in Africa.

Nick Caputo, Digital Freedom Fund, Germany
Nick is a first-year student from Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Carleton College with a B.A. in political science and international relations. Before coming to law school, he taught debate in China for two years. At HLS, he is an editor for the Harvard International Law Journal. This summer, he will work at the Digital Freedom Fund, working on legal research, litigation support, and field-building around digital rights.

Madeleine Cavanagh, International IDEA, Chad
Madeleine is a second-year student at Harvard Law School. She graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in political science. Madeleine has interned with the Center for Truth and Justice in Yerevan, Armenia, and with the Center for Justice and Accountability. At HLS, she is the co-editor-in-chief of the Harvard Human Rights Journal and the incoming vice president of HLS Advocates for Human Rights. This summer, she will be working with International IDEA’s office in N’Djamena, Chad, conducting substantive and procedural research to support the country’s transition.

Worthy Cho, Organisation for Economic Development, France
Worthy is a first-year student born in Buea, Cameroon and raised in Derwood, Maryland. She graduated from Carleton College with a B.A. in economics. Prior to law school, she worked at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, D.C., and in the consulting and technology sectors as well. She is interested in a range of issues including empirical legal studies, law and technology, and international development. This summer she will be working at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, an intergovernmental organization that works to establish evidence-based standards for a range of social, economic, and environmental challenges.

Rabea Eghbariah, Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel
Rabea Eghbariah is a human rights attorney and an S.J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School. He worked as an appellate public defender and later joined the Haifa-based Adalah Legal Center where he focused on Palestinian civil and political rights. Rabea has published several articles in academic journals and his doctoral project currently examines the legal fragmentation of Palestinians under the Israeli regime. This summer he will be rejoining Adalah to continue his work there with the civil and political rights unit.

Pearson Goodman, International Energy Agency, France
Pearson is a first-year student from Andover, Massachusetts. He holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Chicago, and a master’s in economics from Peking University, where he studied as a Yenching Scholar. Prior to HLS, Pearson managed the life sciences and intellectual property portfolios at the US-China Business Council, a trade association that represents U.S. companies operating in Mainland China. At HLS, he is involved with the Harvard International Law Journal and the National Security Law Journal. This summer, he will be working at the International Energy Agency’s Office of the Legal Counsel.

Kaitlyn Ham, AdvocAid, Sierra Leone
Kaitlyn is a first-year student from Pensacola, Florida. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE) and criminology. Before law school, she worked for the Federal Defender Program in Atlanta, Georgia, where she helped prepare defenses for low-income clients in federal criminal cases. At HLS Kaitlyn is involved with Harvard Defenders, the Black Law Students Association, and the Harvard Human Rights Journal. Next year she will be a member of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. This summer she will be working for AdvocAid, an NGO in Sierra Leone that works with women and girls caught up in Sierra Leone’s often unjust legal system. AdvocAid provides free legal representation, engages in strategic capacity building, and raises public awareness in relation to sex and gender-based violence.

Ariq Hatibie, TRIAL International, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ariq is a first-year student from Hong Kong and Indonesia, with a B.A. in global affairs from Yale and an MSc in global governance and diplomacy from Oxford. He is passionate about human rights, having collaborated with Yazda to research post-conflict reconciliation in Northern Iraq for his undergrad capstone. He has also worked with the European Commission on bilateral investment treaty policy and conducted research in counterinsurgency, nuclear politics, and U.S. state COVID policies. At HLS, he is involved with the Harvard Human Rights Journal, the Harvard International Law Journal, HLS Advocates for Human Rights, and the Program in Islamic Law, researching comparative statutory interpretation and First Amendment issues. The Chayes Fellowship will take him to TRIAL International in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he will research comparative approaches to prosecutorial investigations on the assets of public officials.

Hannah Sweeney, International Tribunal, the Netherlands
Hannah is a first-year student from Arizona. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in political science and earned her master’s degree in human rights from the London School of Economics. At HLS, Hannah is an oralist on the Jessup International Moot Court team, which won the international championship in 2022. This summer she will intern with an international tribunal in The Hague, assisting with the prosecution of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Mohini Tangri, PODER, Mexico
Mohini Tangri is a first-year student from Colorado. She completed her undergraduate degree in global politics, with a minor in poverty and human capabilities studies, at Washington and Lee University. Her focus was at the intersection of refugee rights and artificial intelligence applicability issues. Before law school, she worked as a high school mathematics teacher in Oahu, Hawaii and studied Spanish at the El Paso/Juarez border. At HLS, Mohini has been involved in Mock Trial, the Harvard International Law Journal, the Harvard Journal on Legislation, the Tenant Advocacy Project, and research with the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation. This summer, she is working with PODER, an NGO in Mexico City, on strategic litigation for environmental corporate governance.

Alex Trivella, International IDEA, Tunisia
Alex is a second-year international student from Caracas, Venezuela. He graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in history and a minor in French. His academic and professional interests lie in democratic development, institutional design, and authoritarian consolidation. Prior to law school, he worked at UNESCO in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This summer, Alex will be working with International IDEA in Tunisia on issues of constitution-building and democratic backsliding.

Hina Uddin, Reprieve UK, United Kingdom
Hina Uddin is a first-year student interested in transitional justice and law in conflict. She is a graduate of the University of Houston, where she received a BBA in finance. After graduating, Hina completed a Fulbright fellowship in India and worked as a vocational training specialist at a refugee resettlement agency. At Harvard Law School, Hina is an editor for the Harvard Human Rights Journal and on the board of HLS Advocates for Human Rights. This summer she will be working on death penalty appeals and migrant advocacy with Reprieve UK in London.

Shashank Vura, International Fund for Animal Welfare, United Kingdom
Shashank is a first-year student from Sugar Land, Texas. He graduated from Cornell University in 2019 with a B.A. in history and government. He is passionate about international biodiversity conservation and wildlife law. Before law school, Shashank held multiple roles in the environmental sector. In New York City, he worked in external relations at the Rainforest Alliance and intergovernmental/interagency affairs at the United Nations Environment Programme. He then served as an associate at Elephants in Japan. At Harvard, Shashank is a board member of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, the Harvard International Law Journal, and the Animal Law Society. He is also a research assistant for Professor Kristen Stilt. This summer, he will be working in the policy and legal teams at the IFAW, focusing on global treaty implementation and initiatives to curtail the trafficking of endangered species.

Daniel M. Walker, Rwanda Space Agency/Rwanda Development Board
Daniel is a first-year law student from Grand Prairie, Texas. He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a B.S. in political science, and from Old Dominion University with a master’s in public administration. Before law school, Daniel flew for the U.S. Air Force as an officer, fighter pilot, and instructor pilot. At Harvard, he is the external vice president for the Harvard Black Law Students Association and a Black Family Fellow with the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership. This summer Daniel will be working with the Rwanda Space Agency and the Rwanda Development Board to facilitate Rwanda’s integration into the global space economy, as well as aiding in the country’s economic development through emerging technologies.