HRE USA is excited to welcome Lucy Knox and Max Soh as our summer interns. This small but mighty group of interns are working on projects in communications, partner engagement, blog writing, website editing, and Human Rights Education (HRE) curriculum research.
Lucy Knox is a rising junior at Cornell University studying History with an interest in considering legal conflicts as a process for cultural change. Of particular interest to Lucy are topics of prison reform and nonviolence theory. Lucy also likes to study and explore the different ways that language informs our understanding of the world through her minor in Linguistics. As a summer intern at HRE Lucy is working on updating the directory of members and conducting interviews to profile organizations doing exceptional work in the field. Lucy stated that she is excited to be learning more about the variety of approaches to Human Rights Education and the roles of different organizations.
Max Soh is a current graduate student at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University, New York, NY. He has been involved with a number of organizations and initiatives pertaining to various human rights issues including his time serving on the planning committee for the 20th annual Student Congress on Racial Reconciliation – a gathering of colleges across the west coast in dialogue on issues pertaining to racial justice and equity, his involvements with Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) – where he worked to raise awareness about the injustices of U.S. migrant detention centers, and with his time at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) – where he assisted in the development of an online toolkit to aid in the diversity and inclusion initiatives of AUCD’s affiliates.