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Alumni Network in Human Rights

The Weissberg Program in Human Rights supports career exploration by fostering a network of alumni with careers related to human rights, hosting an annual September Forum including a career panel, and job shadowing.

Alumni Profiles

Adam Koons'76[Adam Koons in the Field]

Anthropology major, PhD in Applied and Economic Anthropology.  Current position:  Director of Relief & Humanitarian Assistance at International Relief and Development (IRD)


[Elena Nicklasson'06]Elena Ilina Nicklasson'06 

Political Science major.  Current employer:  Global Fund for Women.



[Ezra Spitzer]Ezra O. Spitzer'99

Peace Corps Uzbekistan.  New Mexico Child Advocacy Networks.




Rob Davidson'89 Majors in Creative Writing and English.  Peace Corps Grenada.  Associate Professor of English, University of California-Chico.

Judy Logback'95  Environmental Biology and Spanish. Helps rural residents earn sustainable incomes and avoid destruction of natural resources.

[Bobby Harris'08]Bobby Harris'08  Majors in International Relations and Spanish.  Works with high-risk, chronically-ill patients to prevent emergency room visits in Dorchester, MA.  

Annual Alumni Career Panels on Human Rights

[Sonia Skidmore, Tom McHale, Zsolt Bobis and Molly FirkalySonia Skidmore, Tom McHale, Zsolt Bobis and Molly Firkaly]

A career panel takes place each September in which alumni talk about their pathways to careers in human rights.  The link above will take you to biographical information about past panelists.