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About the Authors

Annabelle Boendermaker is a dual citizen of the United States and the Netherlands. She attended high school at the Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Virginia, and pursued a bachelor’s degree in Business Management in the U.S. before moving to the Netherlands to complete her degree at Webster University’s Leiden campus. An avid equestrian, she hopes to combine her academic background with her passion in order to found a riding academy.

Fernanda Borges is a Brazilian student of International Relations at Webster University – Leiden campus. During her undergraduate program, she is focusing on studying human rights and how the minority groups are affected by a range of issues. Borges interned at Spring Factor Research & Consultancy in Den Haag, working on women empowerment and youth entrepreneurship. Following her graduation, she is plans to move to Ireland to pursue a Master of Science in European Governance. She is looking forward to working in Europe in order to help Latin American immigrants access their human rights.

Hafsa Mansoor graduated from Webster University – Saint Louis with BAs in International Human Rights and Political Science in the Class of 2017. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with departmental honors. Come next fall, Hafsa plans to attend Seton Hall Law School with the hopes of making a career in public interest and civil rights law. Specifically, Hafsa’s passion lies in advancing social justice causes which empower survivors of domestic violence and dismantle institutionalized racism by restoring dignity to the marginalized.

Ellie Metzger graduated from Webster University – Saint Louis in May 2017 with a BA in International Human Rights. She enjoys studying education and children’s rights and hopes to pursue a career focusing on improving the lives of children.

Evelyn Whitehead is a senior at Webster University – Saint Louis, where she is earning her undergraduate degree in International Human Rights with a Certificate in Paralegal Studies. She works as a paralegal at The Law Offices of Wayne C. Harvey & William E. Dailey, Jr., in Clayton, Missouri. She volunteers with Amnesty International and is Missouri’s Student Activist Coordinator. Whitehead expects to graduate during the 2017-2018 academic year and is a Saint Louis native.