Research Assistants

Research Assistants


Remy LinbackRemy Linback


Remy Linback is currently a senior at Sarah Lawrence College, studying political science. Having worked with the Center for International Human Rights last year, Remy previously participated in the Center’s Diplomacy Lab Project in coordination with the US State Department. She is the editor-in-chief and a founding member of the Sarah Lawrence Political Review, a student-run journal covering recent events in global politics. She has also worked with the Sarah Lawrence Humanitarian Watch, an organization aiming to educate students about human rights issues around the world. 






Hanna Amodine

Hanna Amodine is currently a senior majoring in Political Science with a concentration in Comparative International Politics and Human Rights at John Jay. She is currently the Center’s weekly news contributor. Along with being an Honors Program Scholar, she is currently the President of the National Model United United Nations team and previously served as the Treasurer. Hanna is also a recipient of the Charles B. Benenson Scholarship, which honors students with excellent academic standing and interest in real estate. She has had a number of experiences, including interning with the Honorable Judge Carmen R. Velasquez, the Durst Organization and is currently at Rosenberg & Estis, P.C.. She is looking forward to pursing a Juris Doctor Degree with aspirations in advocating for housing justice.



Perel Danese 


Perel Danese is a graduating senior in John Jay College of Criminal Justice and is pursuing a major in International Criminal Justice. As an ICJ Student she is passionate about international relations, international human rights and global development. She finished the last three school years on the Dean’s List. She is an active participant in school life including clubs and CUNY Service Corps. Perel joined CIHR in August 2018 and is the web master for the organization. 






Maarja Sau


Maarja worked with CIHR last year and graduated from the MA program Study of the Americas at City College in the summer of 2017. During the program she organized the work of Human Rights Club and was awarded the QUEST Award for Leadership, Scholarship and Community Service. She has finished her BA in her home country Estonia and also obtained a Master of Sociology from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain. Her research interests include immigration and human rights. She has also collaborated with the non-profit organization Historical Memory Project that focuses on preserving the memory of human rights crimes in Latin America, founded by Marcia Esparza, a professor at John Jay College.