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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.
Karina is a graduate from University of Azuay in Ecuador where she obtained her B.A in International Relations and Commerce. She has interned for both the US consulate in Ecuador as well as Hult Prize foundation, where she gained experience in driving community engagement and in hosting various academic and diplomatic events. In 2018 she co-founded the first Diplomacy club in her university as well as being an active member of the Mock UN community in her home country. Karina enjoys encouraging her peers into taking a more active participation on world issues, especially human rights and humanitarian aid. She looks forward to learning more on women’s rights advocacy and supporting the organization as best as she can. In her free time she enjoys travelling and photography.
Grace is currently a senior at Fordham University majoring in Humanitarian Studies with minors in Irish Studies and Psychology. Since graduating high school, Grace has worked in a number of capacities for various non-profits such as the American Osteopathic Foundation and the Women's Global Education Project. At Fordham she is the president of a student organization, Humanitarian Student's Union, where she works to educate and engage with other students about humanitarian affairs. She is most passionate about access to sexual education and reproductive health. Grace is eager to work in a space that focuses on the interconnectedness of (and solutions to!) many of the crises occurring in our world. In her spare time, she loves a good book, hunting for mushrooms, and reality TV.
Kristy is a freshman at the Macaulay Honors College at CCNY. She currently majors in Political Science with an immense interest in legal studies. As an aspiring lawyer, Kristy hopes to work on international and gender equity cases. In the past, she has worked on youth voter initiatives, where she helped create a social media campaign for youth civic participation. Since high school, Kristy has been involved in environmental justice fundraisers and projects. Additionally, she is a creative writer and artist, and has been commissioned by her local community to paint murals on the subject of mental health awareness.