We are a small team of talented students with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion.
I am a Junior student studying History and Political Science. I am a first generation Muslim-American who grew up mostly in Sacramento. I have an interest in human rights because I believe it is important to acknowledge and bring forth solutions to injustices in our small world. By doing so, we can empower each other to tackle prejudices in their lives. When I’m not doing school-related stuff, you can find me at Taco Bell.
Hi, I’m Ceren! I’m a senior majoring in Global Studies, with a focus in the MENA region and a peace and conflict concentration. Through my time in undergrad, the ability to take my academic interests and channel them into practical application of human rights justice has been the defining experience of my young adult life. By engaging in this journal as an editor and working for investigative projects at the Human Rights Center, I have had the best human rights education; not through courses, but through application. I intend on continuing this education with a legal degree in the future.
Hi, I’m Hana! I’ve always been passionate about the truth, but applying true truth to real people’s experiences, both social and political, has made the truth far more important. I’m from a previously war-torn country and a currently conflict-struck one. Having family members seek refuge in the west, and seeing what’s happening today has made human rights personal to me. My passion lies in shifting the way the west portrays human rights in the east, and embedding the seeds of objectivity for better human rights research in the future.
I am currently a Junior at UC Berkeley who has always been very passionate about human rights, especially regarding immigration and trafficking. Human rights is an issue that is overlooked by the general media, and only brushed over if covered. The lack of awareness pushed me to want to join The Rights Stuff as I could use my own voice to spread awareness on less talked about issues!
Tanvi Saran is a third year Political Science and Media Studies Major. She grew up in the Bay Area and is a proud daughter of immigrant parents. Her career goals focus on justice, education, and law. In the future she hopes to not only continue to write and learn about Human Rights but be involved in changing and protecting them.
Zia Reigh C.
Greetings! I’m a second year studying film and political science. In addition to being a content creator and now editor for the Rights Stuff, I’m part of UCBSO and UCBMUN. My hobbies include screenwriting, painting and sculpture. I also love to play music, my primary instruments being the double bass and guitar. Also, I’ve developed a new obsession with baking — I especially love backing fluffy cheesecakes! Although I was born in Singapore, I spent most of my childhood in Illinois before moving to the Bay Area about 4 years ago. Oh, and one more thing: I have a little pet bird named Dali, and she is the cutest, most bratty thing in the world.
Tech & Design Director
Human rights is a field in which I have been interested since middle school. Growing up in Pakistan, I have had many opportunities to work towards the alleviation of human rights violations. My work has ranged from mitigating honor crimes to restructuring the criminal justice system. As a third-year student at Berkeley, I intend to continue reaching towards this very personal goal as a manager at the Human Rights Investigations Lab and as a writer for The Rights Stuff.
Outreach & Marketing Director
Winnie Gunther is a third year at Cal double majoring in Legal Studies and Theater. She wants to be a human rights lawyer someday so she joined The Rights Stuff team to learn more about human rights alongside a group of supportive and passionate peers. Winnie is originally from Harrisburg, PA and she loves thriller movies/books, exploring food in Berkeley (favorite restaurant is Toss or Manpuko), picnicking, and painting in her free time. She is also a part of Spoon University and APHIO on campus!
“Old Roads Don’t Lead To New Directions”. Hi I am Saumya, a sophomore at Cal intending to pursue economics and business administration. I am very passionate about economic research, consulting, human rights, and business analytics. Apart from pursuing my academic interests, you will often see me writing poetry or quoting Top Gun during awkward situations. I describe myself as an optimistic yet realistic problem solver. Trust me, I am more fun than this introduction sounds. If you need, reach me out firstname.lastname@example.org.