Multilingual highly-motivated international human rights professional with extensive knowledge and experience of human rights and democratization in the former Soviet Union with a focus on the Caucasus and Central Asia. Language skills include an undergraduate minor in Russian and advanced-level Azerbaijani, currently learning Georgian. Born and raised in Alabama, I spent 2 years in the Peace Corps in Azerbaijan after completing my undergraduate degree. My experience in the Peace Corps sparked my interest in international affairs, so upon completing my service I pursued a MA in International Human Rights at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. My area of focus in my studies was international law and international human rights regimes, with a focus on COE and OSCE initiatives in the former USSR as well as grassroots organizations in those countries. In addition to courses related to these topics I also studied statistical methods and program analysis methods. After graduating in March 2014 I received a Critical Language Scholarship to study advanced Azerbaijani at the Azerbaijan University of Languages in Baku. My recently I returned from an assignment in the Republic of Georgia.
personnel / human resources
torts / conflict resolution
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