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Student Advising

Handa Center Director David Cohen advising Stanford students.

Want to learn more about core programs at the Center for Human Rights and International Justice? Have questions about the Minor in Human Rights? Interested in applying for a Human Rights Summer Fellowship? We are always very happy to meet with students! The Center has an open office policy and welcome you to stop by Encina Hall Central room 030 anytime with quick questions or comments. For more in-depth questions and advising, please select the best option below to meet your needs. 

David Cohen, Faculty Director

Faculty Director David Cohen is available for general academic and career advising, by appointment. You may contact him directly via email to schedule a meeting. Please propose several specific times and dates that work for you, and he will select one that fits his schedule. Professor Cohen travels frequently, so response times may vary depending on internet access.

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Penelope Van Tuyl, Associate Director

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If you are a student in HUMRTS 101, are a Minor hoping to discuss ePortfolios and capstone projects, or are generally seeking career or internship advice (especially in the field of law), you may sign up for office hours with Associate Director Penelope Van Tuyl (Mondays 2:00-4:00pm) Appointments are available in 20-minute intervals.

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Jessie Brunner, Deputy Director of Strategy and Program Development

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If you are interested in exploring career pathways (especially in public policy or journalism), sign up for office hours with Senior Program Manager Jessie Brunner (Tuesdays 1:40-3:40 p.m.). Appointments are available in 20-minute intervals. 

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Steve Hoeschele, Program Coordinator

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If you are interested in exploring career pathways (especially in political / governmental or anti-trafficking work), our Human Rights Careers Intensive, or searching for a job or internship, sign up for office hours with Program Coordinator Steve Hoeschele.  Email Steve directly to choose a time. 

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Denise Fernández, Student Services Specialist

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If you are interested in in declaring the Minor in Human Rights or discussing the Center's fellowship opportunities, sign up for office hours with Student Services Specialist Denise Fernández. Sign up for office hours with Denise below.


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Peer Advising

Send us a message if you want to talk with a student about our academics or programs, and we will connect you!

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