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Human rights minor Chloe Stoddard wins John Gardner Public Service Fellowship

Chloe Stoddard standing in an arcade on the campus main quad
Apr 11 2021

By Alisha Zhao, Student Assistant. 

Stanford senior Chloe Stoddard has been awarded the John Gardner Public Service Fellowship for 2021-22. Each spring, six graduating seniors or co-term students (three from Stanford and three from UC-Berkeley) are selected for a ten-month public service placement under the mentorship of a senior figure in a government or nonprofit agency.

Chloe is a human rights minor and 2020 Human Rights Summer Fellow. As an International Relations major, Chloe is writing an honors thesis examining the use of sexual and gender-based violence during the Spanish Civil War and the Franco dictatorship, and the pathways to justice for impacted individuals and communities through domestic and international means.

While at Stanford, Chloe co-founded Stanford Women in Law, the Stanford Women’s March, and the Student Advisory Board on Sexual Violence Prevention and Response. She has also interned for The Guernica Centre for International Justice, EMILY’s List, and Business and Human Rights Resource Centre. This summer she will be a research assistant to Center for Human Rights and International Justice Director David Cohen on his work regarding human rights cases in Indonesia.

Through the Gardner Fellowship, Chloe will begin her career in intersectional gender justice policy and advocacy and hopes to pursue a career in human rights law in the near future.