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Devan is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College with a Bachelor’s degree in Politics & Human Rights and a minor in Religious Studies. During her senior year, she was an intern with NGO CSW/NY where she helped plan for the NGO CSW64 Forum. She became Program Manager at NGO CSW/NY after her internship ended. She was also the Civil Society Advisory Group (CSAG) Coordinator for the Generation Equality Forum (GEF). Devan’s main interests are gender equality, LGBTQ+ rights, criminal justice reform, climate justice, and the relationship between human rights and religion.
Tanitra has ten years of experience working with various non-profits, implementing online marketing campaigns, as well as managing social media and website content. Her professional experience includes working with various non-profits including Friends of UNFPA, Advancing Human Rights, and HIAS. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations with a concentration in Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, and Security of East Asia. She is a native Queens New Yorker with a lot of pride in her community. She still lives on the same block she grew up on. Additionally, Tanitra is a classically trained chef and a graduate of the International Culinary Institute.
Carla is currently a Master's student in Media Studies and Social Justice at Queens College. She also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Social Communication and a minor in Audiovisual Production at the National University of San Marcos, obtained after her thesis "How Peruvians eat?: Identity and Market Positioning of the vegan food in Lima", a communication strategy for vegan activists considering the cultural and psychological meanings of the act of eating in Peru. Carla has worked in communications and audiovisual production for 6 years, designing strategies and digital content for organizations such as The National Fire Department of Peru, the National University of San Marcos, and civil organizations for women’s rights and mental health in Peru, Chile and Latin America. Her main interests are gender equality, veganism, mental health and the relationship between spirituality and human rights. In her spare time, she loves watching documentaries, singing, and exploring new places and vegan food in the city.
Audiovisual portfolio: https://carlacportfolio.tumblr.com
Ali is currently a Master's student at New York University's Center for Global Affairs, where her academic focus is gender and peacebuilding. This past summer, she conducted participatory action research (PAR) with human rights defenders in the Huila and Cauca departments of Colombia, facilitating focus groups and in-depth interviews in Spanish with youth, LGBTQ+, and female social leaders. She also worked in Lira, Uganda with the African Youth Initiative Network (AYINET) to develop a training manual for mental health professionals who support women and children survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in humanitarian emergencies. Ali is interested in working with local, grassroots organizations to build peaceful and more gender-equal communities for women worldwide, and is excited to support NGO CSW/NY's efforts to facilitate a platform for women's rights activists, feminists, and gender equality advocates. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, is an avid yogi, and is training to run her first marathon.
Micaela is currently a senior at Marymount Manhattan College, pursuing a dual degree in International Studies and Politics and Human Rights. Her academic focus has been intersectional political participation and development, as is reflected in her past work experience with Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement, the Kota Alliance, and REDES Ecovillages. Micaela’s interest in peacebuilding and democratic institutions led her to her thesis-in-progress, detailing how American political parties can better reach rural voters through better understanding of historical precedent. As she pursues her bachelors degree, Micaela is excited to be working with NGOCSW, and she is looking forward to participating in civil society forums and getting a closer look at the inner workings of the United Nations System. In her spare time, Micaela is a painter, weightlifter, and home cook.