ADVOCATES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS EXECUTIVE BOARD 2011-2012
President: Elizabeth Summers
Vice Presidents for Training: Frances Dales and Nicole Summers
Secretary/Treasurer: Ana Lise Feliciano Hansen
Projects Coordinator: Megan McDermott
Speakers and Events: Ankita Ritwik
Action and Advocacy: James Tager
Jobs: Nicolette Boehland and Hannah Bolt
Social: Daniel Saver
UAEM: Tala Mohebi and Claire Hansen Suni
BOARD MEMBER BIOS (under construction):
Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Summers, President
Nicole Summers, Vice President for Training
Nicole is a JD student pursuing a concurrent MALD degree with the Fletcher School at Tufts. In addition to her involvement with Advocates, at HLS Nicole is a member of LIDS, Harvard Human Rights Journal, and Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.
Nicole is from Evanston, IL and graduated from Brown University in 2008 with a B.A. in Development Studies, focusing on global public health, participatory democracy, and the political economy of development. Prior to coming to law school, Nicole was a Fulbright Scholar in Nicaragua, where she studied community-based malnutrition programs and collaborated with the National Ministry of Health and several local and international NGOs. Nicole then worked for the City of Chicago and led the nation’s first-ever “participatory budgeting” process, whereby residents directly decided how to allocate their local discretionary budget. She spent the summer of 2011 in Colombia working on land reform and rural development projects as an intern for a human rights NGO.
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Frances Dales, Vice President for Training
Ana Lise Feliciano Hansen, Secretary/Treasurer
Ana Lise is a 2L. In addition to her involvement with Advocates, she is a member of the Black Law Students Association, a Teaching Assistant for Civil Procedure, and a Technical Editor on the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.
Ana Lise is from Manhattan and graduated from Columbia University in 2008 with a B.A. in History and a minor in Spanish Language and Literature. Prior to coming to law school, Ana Lise was a dual language teacher in East Harlem through Teach For America and contemporaneously pursued her M.S. in Bilingual/Dual Language General Early Childhood Education. Last summer, Ana Lise worked in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice in the Educational Opportunities Section.
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Megan (“Meg”) McDermott, Projects Coordinator
Meg is a 2L, who is involved on campus with the Board of Student Advisors, the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, the Harvard Human Rights Journal and the Women’s Law Association. She also serves as a Research Assistant for the staff of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic.
Ankita Ritwik, Speakers and Events
James Tager, Action and Advocacy
Nicolette Boehland, Jobs Chair
Hannah Bolt, Jobs Chair
Hannah Bolt is a 2L. In addition to her involvement with Advocates, she is a Conference Committee Co-Chair for the Women’s Law Association and a Primary Editor for the Harvard Human Rights Journal.
A proud Minnesotan, Hannah graduated from St. Olaf College in 2008 with a B.A. in music, a minor in women’s studies, and completion of the interdisciplinary Great Conversation program. After college, she worked as an AmeriCorps tutor at an elementary school in Minneapolis and then as a pledge processing manager at Greater Twin Cities UnitedWay. She has also interned in the Women’s Program of Advocates for Human Rights (a non-profit in MN). Last summer, she worked at Human Rights Law Network in New Delhi, where she participated in fact-finding on rural farmer suicides and researched Indian and international law for litigation to require state services for trafficking victims.
Daniel Saver, Social Chair
Tala Mohebi, UAEM Representative
Claire Hansen Suni, UAEM Representative