Emily is pursuing her J.D. at Stanford, where she focuses on international humanitarian and human rights law and co-directs the school’s IRAP chapter. She is particularly interested in United States complicity in human rights and humanitarian law violations in the MENA region. Before law school, she spent several years in Jordan, first on a Fulbright research grant, then as Syria researcher for local think tank, the West Asia-North Africa (WANA) Institute.
Emily spent her first year at law school researching ISIS crimes against Shia Muslims – the topic of her debut post here. She then split her 1L summer between London and Greece, interning with Reprieve’s Middle East-North Africa death penalty team and working as an Arabic interpreter and legal advocate for asylum seekers off the Turkish coast.
This upcoming year, she will be leaving Palo Alto for Cairo – taking a year away from her studies to continue her work with asylum seekers – and perhaps to open an Egyptian franchise for the homemade peanut butter business she co-ran in Amman, Beit al-Zuhoor Nut Butters.