IntLawGrrls is delighted to welcome four new student editors: Danielle DerOhannesian, Osazenoriuwa Ebose, Claire Poppelwell-Scevak, and Melissa Vo.
Danielle is a law student at Temple University Beasley School of Law, where she is a Beasley Scholar. Her academic interest in international and human rights law is inspired by her family history and her experiences abroad. Prior to entering law school, she was a Libya Correspondent with the Media Monitoring Project for the Montréal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies. Danielle also interned in Israel and Palestine with rights-based community centers in disadvantaged neighbourhoods and performed research for the Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center.
This summer she intends to intern with the Executive Office of the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels. She looks forward to an exciting and rewarding career in international and human rights law, starting with the IntLawGrrls community. Danielle received her B.A. from McGill University in Montréal, Québec, in Political Science with minors in Anthropology and Arabic.
Osazenoriuwa is a 1L at Temple Law planning on focusing in International Law. In undergraduate, she had the unique
opportunity to study abroad in Rome where she was able to further investigate the sociological and anthropological effects of the migration crisis in Western Europe. Osazenoriuwa looks forward to returning soon and exploring the legal ramifications on both the migrants, refugees and the host countries.
This summer she is excited to be working at the Nationalities Service Center working with immigration, refugee and human rights law. Osazenoriuwa looks forward to a dazzling law school career, influenced by an international perspective and is excited to begin that journey with her first step here at IntLawGrrls!
Claire is currently finishing her Masters in Public International Law with Human Rights at the University of Oslo. She became a solicitor in February 2014 after completing a double degree of International Studies with Law (Honours) at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Throughout her undergraduate degree she worked in several community legal aid centres, including centres that specialised in HIV and AIDS legislation as well as domestic violence in same-sex relationships. She also did two exchanges, one to the Sorbonne in Paris and another one specialising in international and European law at Utrecht University.
Since moving to Oslo in 2014, she has begun to focus on in European human rights law, specifically LGBTQI rights and women’s rights. In 2015, she participated in the Telders Moot Competition at The Hague and was ranked 7th individually and 4th as a team. She also went to Ukraine for two weeks as a short-term election observer with the OSCE at the end of 2015.
Melissa is currently a 2L at Temple University School of Law, focusing on immigration law. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and focused her research on perceived moral blameworthiness. She is currently an extern for the Nationalities Service Center, an organization dedicated to mainly providing legal, resettlement, health, and language services to immigrants and refugees in the Greater Philadelphia Area.
She is also a law clerk at Getson & Schatz, P.C., a small immigration firm that deals with both individuals and corporations. Whenever she has free time, she enjoys exploring new restaurants and dishes, and loves musical activities including playing the piano and a cappella. As a child of two immigrant parents, she is fascinated by overcoming cross-cultural boundaries and witnessing the reflection of culture in our everyday lives and interactions.