HRE USA welcomed its first cohort of 2021 Edmonds Fellows on June 1, 2021. The three Edmonds Fellows worked on the following projects. A short summary video of their impacts can be viewed here. Descriptions of the 2021 Edmonds Fellowship projects and their individual video report summaries are below:
Ashleigh Deno is a senior preparing for graduation from Murray State University in May with a Bachelor’s in Secondary History Education. She is currently student teaching at Murray High School. She is actively involved on campus and serves as the Vice President of English Student Organization where she helps plan events for the department on campus. She is also the Community Outreach Chair of Phi Alpha Theta’s Murray State chapter, a national history honor society, where she helps connect the college to local school systems to help expose students to historical studies early. In 2020, she received an award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research for her paper on the effects of hurricanes in the Old South. She has spent the last two years working as a historical researcher at Wrather West Kentucky Museum where she specialized in women’s history in the Jackson Purchase Area, creating both physical and digital exhibits for the local community. View video report.
Danielle Lucksted is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Sociology at Stony Brook University, and has an M.A. in Human Rights from University College London and an M.A. in Humanities and Social Thought from New York University. Her research focuses on the sociology of human rights and international law, with specific interests in memory norms in the U.S. and globally and in mechanisms of enforcement such as international criminal courts. Danielle has also worked in the violence prevention field for six years. In a former position at a domestic violence organization in Michigan from 2015-2017, she researched and facilitated over 200 presentations a year on the subjects of domestic and sexual violence prevention in K-12, university, and general community settings. She has also served as an educator for Girls Leadership, a mentor for Young Leaders Against Violence, and as Outreach and Education Chair for the Kent County Human Trafficking Task Force. View video report.
Winnie Ho is a Program Coordinator for the National Resource Center for Academic Detailing (NaRCAD) in Boston, MA. In this role, she has had the unique opportunity to support an international network of local organizations devoted to clinical outreach education. Her work is informed by her interests in progressive drug policy reform, advocating for harm reduction, and challenging ingrained stigma towards marginalized populations. In addition, Winnie serves on the board of Woks for Washington, an initiative supporting small Asian-American restaurants and local shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic in the DC Metro area, and spends time serving as a logistics volunteer with Boston-based Asian Women for Health and the BIWOC Gathering Circle. She has a strong interest in community engagement, volunteer and service project coordination, and grassroots fundraising. With HRE USA, Winnie is looking forward to learning more about the activism being done to introduce critical human rights perspectives into our most important national conversations. Winnie graduated cum laude from Cornell University in 2019 with a BA in Biological Sciences and in Sociology, with dual minors in Inequality Studies and Global Health. In Fall 2021, she will be attending Yale School of Public Health as a Master in Public Health candidate in Social and Behavioral Sciences with a concentration in US Health and Justice. In her free time, she enjoys cooking all the food she’s missed eating during the pandemic and runs a part-time custom embroidery business that donates partial proceeds to charity. View video report.