Fall 2007 Interns
Ray Amberg graduated in May 2007 from the University of California, Riverside. His major was Languages and his minor was Computer Science. Ray spent the 2006 - 2007 academic year studying at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. He has worked as a research assistant in the political science department at UC Riverside, and has completed an internship in computer science there as well. During the summer of 2007 he was an intern at the Los Angeles office of Human Rights Watch. Among his extracurricular activities while in school, Ray was active in the Russian Club, the Arab Student Union, the Khmer Club, and Students for Justice in Palestine. He is proficient in Spanish, German and Russian and competent in Arabic and Hebrew.
Ryan Millard is studying for an M.S. in Conflict and Dispute Resolution at the University of Oregon, expecting to graduate in June 2008. He graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science from California State University Hayward. Since 2005, Ryan has worked as a research assistant at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California. Ryan has studied environmental law, U.S. immigration policy and law, zero-sum conflict, and cross-cultural mediation, negotiation, bargaining and persuasion.
Alissa Skog graduated from USD in 2008 with a B.A. in International Relations and a minor in Peace and Justice Studies. Immediately after gradudation, she spent 3-months volunteering for an HIV organization in Gulu, Uganda. For the past three years, Alissa has been living in Washington, D.C., working in the Crisis Mitigation and Recovery sector of Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI). She has supported programs in conflict and transitioning countries and is currently the Program Associate for two programs in Tunisia and Libya.
Dana Twal is a student at the University of San Diego, majoring in International Relations and minoring in Spanish and in Peace & Justice Studies, planning to graduate in the fall of 2007. During the summer of 2006, she interned at The Protection Project at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. At USD, Dana has been active in the Alcalá Club and in Students for Life. She has also volunteered as a tutor at the Southern Sudanese Community Center. Dana is proficient in Arabic and competent in Spanish.