Fall 2010 Interns
Toni Crosby – graduate intern for the 2010-2011 academic year, see Spring 2011 Interns.
Elika Dadsetan – graduate ntern for the 2010-2011 academic year, see Spring 2011 Interns.
Noor Diab is a senior at the University of San Diego, majoring in International Relations and minoring in Peace and Justice Studies, with a focus in conflict resolution. She is President and Founder of USD Amnesty International; Co-President and Co-Founder of Students for Justice in Palestine; and an active member of Sigma Alpha Pi: National Society of Leadership and Success. She participated in Semester at Sea, the study abroad program whereby she visited over 10 countries worldwide while engaging in international service work and research. These countries included China, Japan, Vietnam, India, Mauritius, South Africa, Ghana, and Brazil. Service work included public health projects such as Operation Hunger: child growth monitoring in a township of Cape Town, South Africa. Noor is fluent in Arabic and English, and speaks conversational Spanish. She is also a past participant in WorldLink during her high school years, which sparked her interest in the IPJ. Noor considers the highest attainable standard of health to be the most basic human right. She is particularly interested in the development ofpublic health programs and facilities in developing countries as path to improve the standard of living.
Alexis Kokkinos is a second-year student in the School of Law at the University of San Diego. She is active in the International Law Society, the International Human Rights Law Society, and the USD Student Bar Association. Alexis received her B.A. in history from the Florida State University in Tallahassee, where she was a member of "The Fate of the State Coalition," a coalition of students and faculty designed to inform the Florida population about state-imposed budget cuts. She was also an active member of "Seminole Students for Obama," actively registering voters for the state of Florida. Alexis has a keen interest in human rights and particularly in transitional justice issues. She speaks Spanish at an advanced level.
Aliker David Martin is an M.A. student in the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies. He is a Catholic and a member of Rotary International from Gulu, Uganda. He spent his entire childhood living through the war in northern Uganda. Aliker attained a bachelor's degree in Education from Makerere University in Kampala. He has postgraduate Diplomas in Human Resources and Project Planning and Management from the Uganda Management Institute and Gulu University, respectively. He has taught at St. Lawrence Citizens' High School and served as Education officer at Invisible Children, coordinating their teachers exchange program. At BOSCO-Uganda, he served as Project Coordinator, connecting villages on Internet and training vulnerable youths, child mothers and school dropouts to use the Internet to facilitate socio-economic change. Aliker has also worked as a consultant to the Educational program of Children Up. His research interest is in the role of inter-religious Organizations in resolving conflict. He is fluent in Luo and English.