PeaceWomen has three new interns beginning this month. We are very excited to have such a dynamic team, coming from various regions around the world with diverse backgrounds and interests. PeaceWomen is pleased to welcome Kelsey Coolidge, Dominique Lardener, and Rebecca Paulsson:
Kelsey, a local from New Jersey, is currently attending Seton Hall University earning a B.S in International Relations and Environmental Studies. She is expected to graduate in May of 2012 and plans to work aboard upon graduation in the Middle East or North Africa on environmental and developmental issues in post-conflict settings. Previously employed a student researcher under a NSF grant and engaged in various community organizations, Kelsey hopes to apply her research and leadership experience to a lively and fulfilling career in international relations. Eventually, she plans to obtain a master's degree in sustainable development with a concentration on water and conflict.
From Sydney, Australia, Dominique Lardner recently graduated with a Bachelor of International Studies from the University of New South Wales. Particularly interested in human rights and international law, Dominique relocated to New York to gain practical experience relevant to her undergraduate degree. Currently, she is interning with both Peacewomen and Bellevue Hospital's Program for Survivors of Torture. Having travel independently throughout the world, often in developing and post-conflict countries, Dominique ultimately seeks to obtain a job as a site researcher for a non-profit or non-governmental human rights organization.
Rebecca has recently obtained a Bachelor's degree in International Relations. In addition to her degree, she has studied Latin-American studies, gender studies and peace and conflict studies at Stockholm University and Uppsala University in Sweden. She has lived half her life in Central America (mostly Honduras) but currently lives in Stockholm, Sweden. Her interests include languages, culture and politics with a specific interest in the perspective of traditionally marginalized people.