Interns

Sukhmani Boparai

Sukhmani Boparai

Sukhmani is a junior double majoring in Neuroscience and Sociology. She is also minoring in Spanish. She is from Jackson, Tennessee. In the future, Sukhmani aspires to be a physician and will focus on equal access to healthcare and on bridging the cultural gap in medicine to provide better patient care.

“I am excited to join the IHR because it will allow me to learn from diverse perspectives with a community that shares the same passion for advocacy. As a Sikh-American, I believe every human being deserves the same respect, value, and ability to live their lives in peace. Helping others experience this equality is my continuous goal. As an intern, I look forward to not only learning more about global and local human rights injustices but also about how to use my voice effectively to further educate others on these issues.”


Logan Cobb

Logan Cobb

Logan is a senior at UAB double majoring in Anthropology and Political Science, as well as pursuing a minor in Applied Music. He is heavily involved with Birmingham environmental organization GASP, UAB's Beyond Measures A Cappella team, and the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity on campus.

"I am so excited to learn from and listen to a diverse group of people and perspectives at the Institute of Human Rights. It is an absolute honor and privilege to be able to work with so many talented and passionate minds. I hope to be able to use my platform to serve my community and amplify the voices of those speaking out on human rights issues worldwide."

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Danah Dib

Danah Dib

Danah is a junior double majoring in Philosophy and Political Science with a minor in Economics. She grew up living in Amman, Jordan, and Hoover, Alabama. Danah has a strong passion for human rights and aspires to be an international human rights lawyer.

“Human rights have always been a strong passion of mine. I come from a family with Palestinian roots, which has opened my eyes to human rights violations from such a young age. Being an intern at IHR, I can use my passion and cultivate blogs.”

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Suhas Kellampalli

Suhas Kellampalli

Suhas is a sophomore majoring in Neuroscience and a member of the Science and Technology Honors Program. He has a special interest in disability rights, in particular the intersection of disability, health and socioeconomic status.

“My personal experiences of growing up with a stutter have kindled my interest in advocating for disability rights. I am excited to join the IHR community to develop my own knowledge of human rights and contribute to efforts to raise awareness about and combat violations of these rights.”


Faiza Mawani

Faiza Mawani

Faiza Mawani is a sophomore studying Political Science and History. She is from Hoover, Alabama.

“I hope that I am able to further educate people about the injustices that are unfortunately a part of our world. All I can hope is that our blog is able to succeed in its mission.”

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Grace Ndanu

Grace Ndanu

Grace is a third year student in Gender, Women’s And Development Studies at Egerton University in Kenya.

“I have always dreamt of me tackling the daily human issues around the world. This chance to work for the IHR draws me closer to my dream also feeling like it’s my responsibility to make each individual know their rights and also make them know the capabilities that are in them.”

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