Whiting to lead the Human Rights Center’s esteemed Fellowship Program

audrey-1-croppedThe Human Rights Center at Berkeley Law welcomes Audrey Whiting, a recent graduate of UC Berkeley’s Master of Development Practice program, as the new coordinator of the center’s Fellowship Program.

“Audrey brings significant experience with on-the-ground research to this role,” said HRC Executive Director Alexa Koenig. “And even more importantly, she brings a passion for giving students opportunities to make an impact.”

Whiting recently served as a graduate researcher and intern for the Human Rights Center’s Sexual Violence Program, where she co-coordinated the 2015 Missing Peace Practitioners’ Workshop on Accountability for Sexual Violence, held in Kampala, Uganda. She was also the program manager for the Global Adolescent Health Colloquium at UC Berkeley’s Center for Global Public Health, and sits on the steering committee for the Human Rights Watch Young Professionals Network. While completing her master’s degree, she also worked as a researcher with Human Rights Watch.

“Throughout my time at Berkeley, I have been inspired by my fellow students and realized what a wealth of knowledge and talent we have on our campus,” said Whiting. “I am thrilled to be part of helping people to figure out how to use their talent in the world of human rights to make the world a better place.”

Whiting’s research interests lie at the intersection of international development, public health, human rights, and gender. Prior to attending Berkeley, she worked as a pediatric critical Care RN at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She holds a B.S. in Nursing summa cum laude from Southern Adventist and a Master of Development Practice from UC Berkeley.

The Human Rights Center’s Fellowship Program has enabled nearly 300 students to work for human rights over the past two decades. The program is made possible by Dr. Thomas J. White.