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Suparna Chaudhry

Suparna Chaudhry

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Matthew Brand

Matthew Brand

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Helen-Joy Lynerd

Helen-Joy Lynerd

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Helen Lynerd serves as the administrative support for the Reiff Center.
June Laffey

June Laffey

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June Laffey is a senior at Christopher Newport University pursuing bachelor degrees in both political science and environmental studies. She hopes to pursue a career in community outreach for a nonprofit organization. “I view my work as the event coordinator for the Reiff Center as an opportunity to educate the CNU community and the greater Newport News community about the injustices of the past and present. I hope that through the events the Reiff Center hosts, people will recognize that humanity cannot stand idle in situations of injustice.”
Alejandra Diaz del Valle

Alejandra Diaz del Valle

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Alejandra Diaz del Valle is the social media specialist for the Reiff Center. She is a senior pursuing a political science degree and a psychology degree with the hopes of attending law school. She hopes the Reiff Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution would grow its outreach within CNU and the community and educate more people regarding violations of human rights and bring awareness to often-forgotten countries.
Samantha Untiedt

Samantha Untiedt

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Samantha Untiedt is a senior from Catlett, Virginia. This year she will complete a double major in political science and communications with a minor in Spanish. She is involved in residence life and is the president of the sorority, Alpha Delta Pi. She has always been interested in issues on the international scale, but her first class with Dr. Chaudhry in the fall of 2017 began a passion for human rights issues and research. This year Samantha hopes the Reiff Center will grow and bring a greater awareness of these issues to the CNU community and beyond.
Hunter Bonton

Hunter Bonton

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Hunter Bonton is a senior history major with minors in political science and leadership studies. “As a second year intern, I want to see the Reiff Center not only continue to raise awareness to human rights issues, but also find a way to make human rights a more commonplace conversation. I want to continue to see the center grow and become a bigger presence on campus and in the community.” After graduation Hunter plans to go to graduate school and obtain a master’s degree in education and go on to teach high school history and government.
Savannah Sherman

Savannah Sherman

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Savannah Sherman is a junior at Christopher Newport University. She is majoring in Political Science and minoring in Leadership and Human Rights and Conflict Resolution. She is an active member of the President’s Leadership Program, as well as an active volunteer for Fear 2 Freedom and the Natasha House. She has a strong passion for human rights advocacy, specifically helping individuals who have suffered from human trafficking, domestic abuse, and sexual assault. Upon graduation, Savannah hopes to work with organizations that provide aid to survivors of sexual and domestic abuse.
Elizabeth Fix

Elizabeth Fix

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Elizabeth Fix is a freshman at Christopher Newport University majoring in political science with minors in human rights and conflict resolution and leadership studies. She is an active member of the Presidential Leadership Program, Pre-Law Scholars Program, and CNU’s Student Diversity and Equality Council. Elizabeth is studying Russian and is passionate about human rights advocacy, especially on the international level. On graduation, Elizabeth hopes to continue studying international relations and international law.
William Saunders

William Saunders

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William is a sophomore pursuing a BA in Political Science and minors in Leadership Studies and Middle Eastern and North African Studies. He is hoping to pursue a career in international relations and language translation. "Human rights is an issue that so often goes overlooked and I hope to bring awareness to the problems around the world, as well as gain valuable experience working as an intern in a field I’m passionate about."