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Brandeis Center Welcomes New Interns

June 13, 2016

 

LDB welcomes Emma Dillon and Juan Pablo Rivera Garza, who will be joining the organization as Civil Rights Communications & Development Interns for Summer 2016.

The new additions to the LDB team bring their wide range of experiences and skills to the organization and will assist LDB as it continues its mission to combat campus anti-Semitism. LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus welcomed Emma and Juan, saying, “We are very excited to work with these talented and capable undergraduate students, and feel confident that they will help contribute to our campaign against campus anti-Semitism and in our work to promote justice for all.”

Their arrivals come at a crucial time for LDB in light of a busy docket for the summer, including its suit against the American Studies Association, continued research, and legal advocacy efforts, in addition to facing a resurging problem of anti-Semitic incidences on college and university campuses across the nation.

Emma is a rising fourth year in the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. She is majoring in Public Policy & Leadership and minoring in Government. Emma recently returned from studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark with the Justice & Human Rights program at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS). This internship complements her interests in education policy, civil rights law, and the promotion of human rights. For more information, contact Emma at edillon@brandeiscenter.com.



Juan is a rising junior at The George Washington University, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Philosophy. After completing his undergraduate education, Juan is considering attending law school and working for the advancement of human rights. He is enthusiastic about working at the Brandeis Center this summer because of his deep interest in civil rights law and the fight against anti-Semitism. For more information, contact Juan at jgarza@brandeiscenter.com.

Emma and Juan will be joining and working with intern Michelle Yabes, who has been with LBD since Fall 2015. Michelle is a recent cum laude graduate of George Mason University and has contributed significantly to the Brandeis Center.

   


 
 
 
 
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