The Human Rights Center is excited to share the work of our fellowship alumni over the years. From human rights lawyers to journalists and researchers, the human rights work created by our fellows has contributed to the common good of the world. Our fellowship alumni have received leadership awards and recognition for their impactful work on human rights in the United States and the international community. Read some of their published work, see their award-winning projects, and find out about their accolades from reputable organizations.
Fellows' Global Impact
2018 HRC Fellow
- 2020 Young Global Changer; Global Solutions: Granted by the World Policy Forum
- Yamashita Prize: Outstanding Emerging Activist in California; Granted by the UC Berkeley Institute for the study of Societal Issues
- Institute for Healing and Justice in Medicine; Founded the institute and launched the inaugural report, "Towards the Abolition of Biological Race"
2008 HRC Fellow
- SF Attorney Magazine; Immigrant Women Too: The legal fight to ensure safe haven for survivors
- MsMagazine Article; Federal court reaffirms the U.S. as a safe haven for domestic violence survivors
- Immigrant Women Too Campaign; Immigrant Women Too: restoring protections for women fleeing gender-based persecution
2016 HRC Fellow
- Publication #1; Memories of an Imperial City: Race, Gender, and Birmingham, Alabama
- Publication #2; Bad Things Happen in the Desert: Mapping Security Regimes in the West African Sahel and the 'Problem' of Arid Spaces
- Residency Fellowship; 1-Year residency fellowship at Harvard in the Du-Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African American Studies
- Williams Colege; C. 2020-2021: Bolin Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Studies at Williams College. Tenure-track appointment in Environmental Studies at Williams in Fall of 2021
2017 HRC Fellow
- NPR UnFictional Part 1; two-part series about Mauricio, a Mexican immigrant trying to come across the U.S.-Mexico border
- NPR UnFictional Part 2; in part two of the series, the story follows how Mauricio was abandoned in the desert.
- Public Radio International; Ukraine is 'sending a very clear message to corrupt elites'
2018 HRC Fellow
- Border Hacker, an epic story about the violence of the US immigration system through the life of one man.
- Radio feature in Fall 2021; Upcoming book publication "Border Hacker" chronicles the story of an undocumented computer whiz from his childhood in NY to his deportation in Guatemala, to his journey north through Mexico.
- Foreign Policy Article; an in-depth article on the refugee crisis and human rights challenges in Mexico
2019 HRC Fellow
- NPR Article; A Nation's Tense Debate Over How to Fight Rape
- The Guardian Article; Microfinance lenders in Sierra Leone accused of 'payday loan' interest rates
- The Appeal Article #1; As the coronavirus pandemic worsens, Olympia's homeless community scrambles for support
- The Appeal Article #2; A Woman's Fight to get her terminally ill sister out of prison during the pandemic
2000 HRC Fellow
- Advisers give back;A platform to help people who are facing economic challenges by connecting them with a pro-bono financial adviser.
- Acoach; A program to help communities achieve greater social justice by advocating for policy change, using a methodology taught at Cal.
- Stimulus Pledge; Stimulus pledge for undocumented families excluded from federal assistance.