Joanna's a third-year law student at the University of California, Davis, School of Law, where she also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the U.C. Davis Journal of International Law and Policy.
This past summer, she was one of two California-Davis students awarded a University of California Human Rights Fellowship; she worked at the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York, where she also was a Summer 2011 Ella Baker Fellow. In her guest post below, Joanna describes the efforts of CCR and other human rights organizations to compel Canada to prosecute former U.S. President George W. Bush on allegations of torture.
Following her graduation from Occidental College in Los Angeles, Joanna held a number of positions, including Labor and Community Organizer for SEIU, the Service Employees International Union. In summer 2010, as a King Hall Legal Foundation Fellow, she worked at the Center for HIV Law and Policy in New York.
Last academic year, Joanna served as my research assistant on 2 projects: the 2010 Darfur Project report produced jointly by the California International Law Center at King Hall and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights, and the special issue of the International Criminal Law Review on "Women and International Criminal Law" (prior posts). She also is a research assistant to California-Davis Dean Kevin R. Johnson, and was a law clerk in the school's Immigration Law Clinic.