International Federation for Human Rights

Brussels, Belgium

While at Harvard Law School, Ariel worked with the International Human Rights Clinic. Through the clinic she researched women’s rights, LGBT rights and land rights in Myanmar. She later traveled to Myanmar for her winter term to lead a strategic litigation training programing for Burmese LGBT activists and attorneys.  Ariel also worked with the Harvard Law School Advocates reaching human rights in business development in Thailand and assessing methods for transitional justice in Syria. In addition to her curriculum, Ariel produced several independent research papers regarding China’s repatriation of North Korean refugees, and a comparative analysis of South Korea’s immigration policies for North Korean refugees, for which she traveled to South Korea to conduct interviews. Ariel worked with the Harvard Immigration Response Initiative, Harvard Law School Student Government, Harvard Journal on Legislation and as a general board member of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. During her summers, Ariel worked at the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division on immigration-related employment discrimination, and as a summer associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York, NY.

Prior to Harvard Law School, Ariel interned with Amnesty International and Immigration Equality. In 2012 Ariel graduated magna cum laude from Florida State University’s honors program and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship (English Teaching Assistantship) to South Korea, where she taught English and volunteered with North Korean refugee centers.