Alumni Engagement

Human Rights Minor Graduates from class of 2019 pose together with David Cohen.

From Classrooms to Careers

Stanford alumni can play a unique role in supporting students from classrooms to careers.  

As the institutional home of the Human Rights Minor program, Center's faculty and staff commit time and energy to helping students to thoughtfully chart a course of study, identify extracurricular opportunities that will complement and enrich classroom offerings, secure funding for research or overseas experiential learning, and develop a pathway to pursue a meaningful career. 

Growing our network, particularly of Stanford alumni working in relevant fields, is a high priority for the Center and its students. The Center's Student Advisory Board put out a call to recruit Stanford alumni willing to mentor and meet with students about human rights and international justice career pathways.  

The Human Rights Minor graduated its first alumni cohort in 2017. As the alumni community within our degree program grows, we also value connecting with other Stanford alumni with an interest in human rights and international justice. 

Specific alumni opportunities include:

  • Speaking at one of our "Career Talks" to highlight career pathways for our students
  • Mentoring students
  • Identifying summer internship placements
  • Hosting a "Career Trek" to visit local agencies and learn about their work
  • Suggesting event speakers for our lecture series
  • Sharing job opportunities 
  • Giving to enhance student academics, internships, events, and Center programming

To get involved please contact us at humanrights [at] (humanrights[at]stanford[dot]edu)

For giving opportunities please contact Associate Director of Development ssugiura [at] (subject: Handa%20Center%20Giving%20Opportunities) (Scott Sugiura).


Recent alumni of the Human Rights Minor, Alina Utrata ('17) and Ibrahim Bharmal ('18), publish "An Optimist’s Guide to Finding Meaning at Stanford"

Stanford Alumni Magazine features the Center's work in "Trying to Right Wrongs"