Institute Leadership and Staff
Professor Massimino has a distinguished record of human rights advocacy. During her decade at the helm of Human Rights First, The Hill consistently named her one of the most effective public advocates in the country. Professor Massimino served as Georgetown's Robert F. Drinan, S.J., Chair in Human Rights from 2019 to 2021.
Ms. Liu has taught international human rights law at Georgetown Law since 2018, when she became the Supervising Attorney & Teaching Fellow in the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic. Her research areas include women’s and girls’ rights to equality and non-discrimination in all spheres of life. Ms. Liu has worked closely with current and prospective law students who are interested in human rights and public interest lawyering.
Elizabeth Tuggle (she/her) is the Program Associate and Office Manager for the Human Rights Institute. Prior to joining HRI, Elizabeth was a Senior Career Coordinator for the University of Texas College of Fine Arts, where she assisted graduate students in the arts with teaching and curatorial applications.
Catherine Cooper is the Dash-Muse Senior Teaching Fellow & Supervising Attorney at the Human Rights Institute. She has previously served as the Clinical Teaching Fellow for the International Women's Human Rights Clinic at Georgetown Law. Prior to this, she was Counsel at the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG), where she managed two of PILPG's human rights documentation programs and provided technical support to civil society organizations in East Africa and Myanmar.
Ashlynn Kendzior (she/hers) first joined GULC in 2022 as the Supervising Attorney & Teaching Fellow for the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic. In that capacity, she supervised students in their research and advocacy to end child marriage and expand reproductive rights in Uganda. Before joining GULC, Ashlynn served as the Robina Post-Graduate Fellow at Gender Justice in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she worked on issues related to LGBTQ+ rights and gender equity with a focus on reproductive rights.
Sabrina Lourie (she/her) joined HRI as the 2023-24 Georgetown Justice Fellow in 2023. Prior to working with HRI, Sabrina interned with the Department of Justice’s Office of Foreign Litigation, working on research and evaluation related to foreign litigation requiring assistance from the United States and domestic cases involving foreign and international law.
Roma Jha is the Spring 2024 Undergraduate Intern at the Human Rights Institute. As a sophomore studying Healthcare Management and Policy, she brings a passion for work at the intersection of health and human rights. At Georgetown, you can find her competing on the Moot Court team, spearheading Hoyas for Human Rights, and mentoring for Georgetown Opportunities for Leadership Development. An aspiring lawyer, she hopes to leverage and reform legal systems to promote communities' well-being.
Andrew I. Schoenholtz, a scholar, teacher and practitioner of human rights law, is the Faculty Director of the Human Rights Institute. Additionally, he directs the Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies and the Center for Applied Legal Studies (the asylum clinic) at the Law Center. Professor Schoenholtz also serves as Faculty for Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of International Migration.