Welcome HRC's newest staff members!

May 13, 2022

We're happy to announce HRC's newest team members! 

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Aditi Joshi (she/they) serves as the Research Manager for the Health and Human Rights Program's FAM Evaluation. Her background in qualitative research and participatory design inform her evaluation of San Francisco's pilot foster care program for youth who have experienced or at risk of commercial sexual exploitation. Before joining HRC, Joshi worked as a design researcher at the non-profit Code for America, where she researched, visualized, and developed policy to implement automatic record clearance across the country. She also worked at the Philadelphia Service Design Studio, where she worked with the city's unhoused population to redesign Philadelphia's Office of Homelessness' prevention, diversion, and intake program. Joshi holds a Master's degree in design innovation and citizenship from the Glasgow School of Art and a Bachelor's in engineering design from Olin College of Engineering.

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Brian Nguyen (he/him) is a research manager at the UC Berkeley Human Rights Center and a visual journalist. Through the Human Rights Center Investigations Lab, he teaches and leads teams of Berkeley students in conducting digital investigations. He co-led an open source investigation related to repression in Myanmar for the Associated Press. Nguyen also contributes to Human Rights Center trainings on digital methods for professionals in advocacy, law and journalism. He helped launch new media products at Advance Digital and served as a Miller Fellow with the Human Rights Investigations Lab before his current appointment. Prior to joining the UC Berkeley community, Nguyen worked in the news industry as a photojournalist for newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, and on media innovation for major publishing companies. Nguyen is completing his Master's degree from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, and holds a Bachelor's in international relations from UC Davis.

Photograph of a smiling blonde womanMaggie Andresen (she/her) is the Human Rights Center's Communications Specialist. She is also a freelance photojournalist and reporter interested in the intersection of human rights. society, climate, gender, and justice. Andresen has investigated the arbitrary detention of transgender women in Rwandan transit centers, the continuing impact of oil spills in the Niger Delta, the forced eviction of informal coastal communities in Lagos, and more. She has been published in The Guardian, VICE World News, Undark Magazine, The Lily / Washington Post, Reuters, and The Telegraph, among others. Andresen is an alumna of the Eddie Adams Workshop, a fellow of the International Women’s Media Foundation, and an alumna of the U.S. Fulbright Program. She worked for two years as a Digital Media Associate with Too Young to Wed, a nonprofit focused on ending child marriage and amplifying the voices of girls around the world. Prior to her appointment, she was living and working in Lagos, Nigeria. Andresen holds a Bachelor's in journalism from Temple University.