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About the Authors

Alyssa Buettner is a junior at Webster University – Saint Louis pursuing a major in International Human Rights and minors in Business and Graphic Design. She currently works for a local non-profit and would like to continue this type of work in the future. 

Javier Cardenas is a senior at Webster University – Saint Louis studying Political Science. He is originally from Managua, Nicaragua. 

Jessica Earhart is a junior majoring in Information Systems at Webster University – Saint Louis, and she was a first-time human rights student during the fall 2014 semester. In addition to being a student, Jessica is a wife and mother who loves home remodeling projects and who is obsessed with the Tiny House movement. 

Robert Franklin graduated from Webster University – Saint Louis with a degree in International Studies, with an emphasis on Latin America. He also earned a degree in International Human Rights degree and enjoys long walks on the beach and ice cream. 

Melissa George graduated with a degree in International Human Rights from Webster University – Saint Louis in May 2014. She likes baking and playing with cats and dogs – and researching chronic human rights abuses. 

Matt Goldschmidt is a senior at Webster University – Saint Louis majoring in Psychology and minoring in International Human Rights. Although Psychology is his main interest, he is passionate about human rights and is looking for a way to incorporate the two areas into his life. After graduation he intends to further his studies at University of Missouri – Saint Louis (UMSL), seeking a degree in Counseling. 

Jeanette Guellil is a recent graduate of Webster University’s Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies, and she also earned minors in French and Business. She is interested in social entrepreneurship and likes baking cheesecake.

Marie Isenberg earned a major in International Human Rights with a Women and Gender Studies minor. She graduated from Webster University – Saint Louis in May 2014. 

Courtney Mossotti-Chavez is a senior at Webster University – Saint Louis majoring in Women and Gender Studies, as well as minoring in International Human Rights. She is a vegan and works for a rescue organization in her spare time to rescue, rehabilitate and foster animals waiting for adoption. 

Tim Mitten is an undergraduate student at Webster University – Saint Louis majoring in Film Production. He enjoys writing and watching movies with his friends and family.           

Nicolas Pol is originally from Argentina, but he was raised in various different countries and cultures. These experiences encouraged him to travel the world even more and has influenced him to get a double major in International Business and International Relations.  

Erin Sappington holds a degree in International Human Rights from Webster University – Saint Louis. She recently worked as an intern at Plowsharing Crafts, where she learned more about fair trade and community activism.