Falaq Roshan Lall is completing a Master’s degree in international economics, Arabic and international relations at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Falaq completed an undergraduate law degree and is particularly interested in international environmental law and public international law. As part of her degree, she wrote her dissertation on environmental rights of indigenous communities in the Niger Delta. Falaq has worked for law firms, given pro bono legal advice and interned in Haiti as well as in the UK. In her spare time, Falaq enjoys reading, hiking and photography.
JR Schlachman is a first year graduate student studying for a Master of International Affairs at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. His degree holds concentrations in international security policy, peace and conflict resolution and environmental policy and management. He previously worked as a teacher in Baltimore City and for Congressman John Sarbanes in Washington, D.C. JR is passionate about the connection between environmental issues and their effects on security policy and international conflict. Before entering school at Columbia, JR studied history and philosophy at New York University and used his time after graduation to travel extensively throughout South America. In the future he intends to continue traveling with a career in diplomacy or security policy.
Catherine Yang is a rising senior at Johns Hopkins University, pursuing a B.A. in International Studies. She devotes her time to studying international security, law and humanitarian actions, and is passionate about the future of global initiatives. She previously worked for UNICEF as a Child Protection intern and FINCA International as a Content Marketing intern. At JHU, she serves as the Director of Education Committee at JHUNICEF and the assistant editor at JHUPolitik. She enjoys traveling, reading, and is actively seeking new ways of living and thinking about life.