HRP Adds Communication Coordinator
My name is Hanna Nussair and I’m a current first year student in the Master’s of Human Rights program concentrating in Gender Studies. I received my B.A. in Communication with minors in Political Science and Global Studies from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2019.
I became interested in studying human rights work during my undergraduate experience when I had the opportunity to work in Naples, Italy with an NGO supporting refugees and migrants. During this time, I additionally became heavily involved with Model United Nations where I developed my undergraduate competitive team and directed human rights committees both nationally and internationally. Through the activity I was even invited to the United Nations General Assembly for a Youth Voices on the Sustainable Development Goals meeting, where I was able to speak about women’s education in the Sustainable Development Agenda.
Upon graduation, I worked as the Communication Coordinator with the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking and later moved to Madrid, Spain where I was an English Teaching Assistant in the subjects of Human Rights Ethics and History. I most recently worked in communications and organizing for 2020 U.S. elections while assisting a non-profit startup for women’s education in conflict zones. My main research interests are equal educational opportunities and prevention of gender based violence towards vulnerable populations, and I hope to one day work in the promotion of gender equality for a United Nations entity.
I am so grateful for the experience to work closely with the Human Rights Program as the Communication Coordinator this upcoming school year so I can better understand the intricacies of the H.R. Program and assist in expanding the program’s communication strategy. I am additionally thrilled to be surrounded by so many students and professionals invested in human rights studies, and I can’t wait to learn more about the projects currently happening at the University of Minnesota regarding human rights.