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About the Authors

Alyssa Buettner is a senior at Webster University – Saint Louis who is graduating in May 2016 with a degree in International Human Rights, a minor in Business, and a minor in Graphic Design. She enjoys studying development and its impacts both globally and locally. She is looking forward to working for a nonprofit organization where she can continue to study and help in these areas.

Monica Henson is graduating from Webster University – Saint Louis with a B.A. in International Human Rights. She has an avid interest in Roma rights, refugees, and education. She enjoys attending conferences, exercising her human rights, and disrupting social norms. Her favorite animal is the humble llama, and she intends to move to Peru as soon as possible.

Alex D. Luta is a senior at Georgetown University on a pre-med track with a major in government and a minor in theology. He won the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s inaugural Science and Human Rights Student Poster Competition for his research on applications of geospatial technology to human rights monitoring. He has also conducted research in political science, film, and rheumatology, for which he has been published. Alex is from Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C.

Hafsa Mansoor is a double-major in International Human Rights and Political Science in the Class of 2017 at Webster University –Saint Louis. She works in the university’s Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs office, as well as in the Office of Housing and Residential Life. Outside of Webster, she interns at The WILLOW Project and writes for Occasional Planet. Her passion is fighting for the civil and human rights of all disenfranchised and oppressed peoples, but most specifically and vociferously those of women of color both domestically and internationally. When not working, Hafsa can be found nerding out over the library’s vast collection of research papers or with her nose in a thick book with a strong female lead.